The change was made to shoebank.com because of performance issues we were seeing with the pages. Due to the high volume the sale was triggering, the site was becoming unavailable. Many customers are only selecting their size and width, which on popular sizes can return between 300-350 items and pictures. Believe me when I say, I don't like pagination either. However, we needed to do something quickly to make the site work for our customers. Also, we would never implement a change to the website during a sale period unless its absolutely necessary. In this case we decided it was necessary.
We have fixed the issues with the filters. We will look at adding an additional option to select the number of items per page to display.
I appreciate your comments and suggestions as we continue to improve shoebank.com
I hope you are able to prioritize the "items per page" fix - I'm confident the new design is costing you money as people get tired of paging and paging and paging...
Also, some more refinements on searching ShoeBank would be great - the easier to search, the more we can buy ;)