Women who need wide width and harder-to-find shoe sizes beyond the size 10 traditionally offered by most footwear retailers need to look no further than Payless ShoeSource.  In Payless(R) stores now, a wide range of popular styles for the summer season are available in size 11, 12 and 13 and in wide width options at prices as low as just $15 a pair.

"Today, a growing percentage of women wear shoes beyond size 10 and Payless is here to serve this increasing need,"  said LuAnn Via, President and CEO of Payless.   "We've been recognized for years as a retailer that carries hard-to-find sizes, and today we continue to serve this growing group of shoppers with an expanded assortment for the summer season featuring  a range of wedges, flats, sandals and pumps."

The retailer boasts more than 150 styles in size 11, 12 and 13 and nearly 50 styles offered in wide widths options, including key wardrobe staples like the Kutzie peep-toe pump in nude and the Felix flat in cognac -- both featuring knot details at the toe.  Additional dress and career looks include the Christian Siriano for Payless La Bonita sandal in turquoise and nude; Brash styles including the Lunar, Komet and Jupiter, all featuring the trend-right platform sole; as well as the Jean mid-heel pump and the Kaytee wedge with is sculptural T-strap upper rendered in today's hottest hue -- mustard yellow.  

The variety of styles is rounded out with casual looks for summer including the Avery bow flat in a variety of colors including striped and animal print treatments; the Westwood metallic flat sandal with its metallic cording detail; the Universe flat sandal with its hammered metallic embellishments; as well as athletic and canvas sneaker styles.

"At Payless, we believe women with hard-to-find shoe sizes shouldn't have to skimp on style, affordability or be inconvenienced when shopping for shoes.  Our  extended size footwear for women is available in stores across the nation and includes wardrobe essentials and popular silhouettes featuring the latest details and colors. Shoppers can count on us to deliver on this line season after season."

The majority of Payless women's summer collection is offered in size 11, 12 and 13 and about 30 percent is offered in wide width options.  The extended sizes are available in select stores and Payless.com and pricing starts at just $15.

Happiness Guarantee

Payless ShoeSource is dedicated to helping shoppers find the right shoe in the right size and making shoppers happy.  When looking for hard-to-find sizes, the retailer suggests previewing availability on payless.com.  From there, the customer can either use the new "In Stock Near You" feature to locate the desired style and size at a nearby Payless store, or simply order their shoe from payless.com and ship to the local Payless store for free. 

Payless also has among the best return policies in the retail industry and will return items for any reason. For shoppers that have a receipt, Payless will gladly exchange the item for another of equal value or refund the purchase price. For those without a receipt, a store credit is given.

About Payless & Collective Brands, Inc.

Payless ShoeSource, Inc., a unit of Collective Brands, Inc., (NYSE: PSS) is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere and is dedicated to providing incredible value pricing for trend-right styles of footwear and accessories for the entire family to enjoy.   As of the end of first quarter 2012, Payless operated 4,140 stores throughout the Americas and an online store and also has approximately 160 franchised stores located primarily in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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