Friday, Payless announced it will be closing all of their 2100 US stores after being in business for over 60 years.

I remember growing up, if you had gym shoes from Payless (they were called Pro-wings and XJ-900's) you were laughed at lol see....the gym shoes were similar to Air Jordan's but Payless's version were Pro Wings, they looked exactly alike... but you know..... they just weren’t Jordans..

I never got laughed at!

I wasn’t fortunate enough to have Jordans, I was right above the Pro- Wings.

Like on the Reebok, British Knights, Diadora, L.A. Gear level...anything was better than Pro wings!

Ok, getting back to the subject, in a statement released Friday night, Payless expects some stores to remain open until the end of March and the remaining stores in May.

This affects 5 stores in Central Texas:

-The Central Texas Marketplace in Waco

- Payless 5201 Bosque Blvd in Waco

- Payless in The Temple Mall

- Payless in the Market Place Shopping Center located at 3052 South 31st

- Payless in Killeen inside the Expressway Plaza

With the closing, the liquidation sales begin this Sunday, February 17th. 

Payless Shoes Files For Bankruptcy
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