Some shoe store chains commonly seen in shopping malls are Payless ShoeSource, Famous Footwear, Foot Locker, Aldo Shoes and Nine West, as of 2015. There are several other chains that sell a mix of shoes and apparel, such as Champs Sports.
Payless Shoe Source is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere. They are primarily known for selling inexpensive shoes. The company has over 14,000 locations worldwide and employs about 25,000 people.
Famous Footwear has over 1,000 locations throughout the United States. Their stores carry a wide variety of different brands and types of footwear.
Foot Locker has over 1,000 locations in the United States, over 600 in Europe and over 200 in Canada. The chain also has a number of subsidiary locations that sell shoes, such as Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction, Champs Sports and Runners Point Group. Inventory varies by specific store brand, but the stores generally focus on selling athletic and casual shoes.
Aldo Shoes has over 1,500 locations worldwide under its various subsidiary brands. The stores sell a wide variety of shoe types. Nine West sells both shoes and handbags for women. The store has over 800 locations throughout the world.