I was looking for a Steve Madden Ulltra pumps dupe, and I found the perfect pair at Payless! To my surprise, they were more comfortable than the Steve Maddens I own. Payless has certainly improved their style and quality over the years.
It really depends on the style and quality. Some have really cute designs and others aren't so great, but if you look closely, you'll find yourself a really neat pair of heels.