This is my favorite shoe store. The aisles stretch on forever, the staff are pleasant and I love their rewards program (a $25 DSW gift card for each $250 I spend cumulatively). Their bargain section in the back is a must see; I always start there. I've purchased dress shoes, casuals, hiking and sneakers there, all with great results. I've only had to make one return over the years and it was done so courteously.
The thing I like the most is that they mark unusual, hard to find sizes by putting stickers on the boxes. That way, that which you need jumps right out at you. I wear a woman's size 10 1/2, which is tough to find, but easy there. I simply cruise the aisles until I see an orange sticker. Then I check out the style. Saves lots of time and they do the same for unusual widths, too.