Wholesale shoe warehouses sell shoes which haven't sold at small boutiques or department stores, and which have been moved to these wholesale locations in order to make room for newer lines of shoes each season. These wholesale stores purchase the shoes at cost, or well below cost, and in bulk, allowing them to sell these shoes in a no frills warehouse-style setting for incredibly cheap prices. This allows customers to find incredible deals on excellent, name brand shoes that just didn't sell during their season in the boutique or department store. Some of the best wholesale shoe warehouses are listed below, so you can check them out in your area.
DSW, or Discount Shoe Warehouse, has high-end brands for both men and women and a massive warehouse setting with shoes sitting atop waist-high shelves with a wide variety of shoe boxes below them. There is even a section of clearance items, which DSW has had trouble selling themselves, with name brand shoes marked down to almost eighty percent off their original price. A wide variety of other deals are offered at this wholesale shoe warehouse, and it has a knowledgeable and helpful staff to boot.
Like DSW, Off Broadway has a wide variety of different shoes which are recognizable name brands, as well as deals on top of deals, allowing you to get a great pair of kicks that you can literally wear for years for the price of a nice dinner. While high-end brands can certainly be found at Off Broadway, they specialize more in casual, comfortable shoes to wear in your day to day life.
Payless is the discount wholesale shoe warehouse of wholesale shoe warehouses. They have name brand shoes at about the same price as the other shoe warehouses and then a number of shoes that aren't recognizable name brands, or are made by companies you never knew made shoes in the first place, for shockingly cheap prices. Chances are, these shoes will fall to pieces after a few rough wears, but you'll probably get your money's worth out of them.