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It was a choice when our founder, Eric Alon, opened our first WSS store 35 years ago, not in a distant mall, but in the heart of a lively city neighborhood. It was a choice to stay urban and focus primarily in working-class, underserved communities, opening over eighty stores throughout neighborhoods in California, Nevada, Arizona, and recently, Texas. It was a choice to hire locally, to promote from within consistently, to respect and elevate our neighbors — all of these were conscious and careful choices.

And business, like life, is about choices, and these choices define WSS.
Wanting to make a difference is a choice, too. Yes, we sell shoes, but more importantly, we believe in the future and potential of the people who stand in them. You could say it was this deliberate choice—to make a difference one community at a time—that started WSS’s journey in the first place.
And it's this same deliberate choice that will guide us steadily forward.


For over 30 years, we've not only talked the talk, we've walked the walk by serving our customers and the communities in which they live by providing exceptional value, along with the largest selection of top brand athletic, dress, fashion and casual footwear for the entire family, and by creating jobs, opportunities and, in many cases, careers.
That's right, careers. 

That's right, careers.

So let's talk about yours. 
If you pride yourself in your eagerness to help others, if the idea of providing friendly, attentive service is something that appeals to you, if owning a sense of real accomplishment matters, then maybe joining the WSS family is the right thing to do.
Come be part of a fast growing team with plenty of opportunities for advancement, great benefits, and even greater opportunities to give back to your community.

Our customer is our first priority. We care about and respect our customers, always listening to understand their needs, we treat every contact with our customers as an opportunity to deliver exceptional experience. We understand that our path to achieving success is through maximizing the satisfaction of our customers, both internal and external.
We value the ideas of others and seek out opportunities to create internal partnerships. We build trust in each other and rely on those partnerships for our mutual success. We have a culture of inclusiveness and embrace our different backgrounds and points of view. We are committed to helping each other succeed.