School begins soon - - AND retail stores are really promoting their sales. The shoe stores alone -- with tennis shoes, sandals, and casual type. :glee: DSW and Payless are a few of my favorite places to purchase shoes and they often offer discounts - and/or coupons. DSW has an area strictly for marked down shoes by % off. I have picked up some great deals there. Walmart is a good retail store, also, with their marked-down shoe selections. Ross has great selections on not only shoes, but everythin else !