Payless-Stride Rite: A Good Fit?

Investors bid up shares of both companies as deal talk continues to swirl around the footwear biz

Try this one on for size: Payless ShoeSource (PSS), the retailer known for its assortment of low-price kicks, is going upmarket by acquiring the Stride Rite (SRR), the name behind the eponymous children's footwear, Keds, and Sperry Top-Sider.

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