Selling Shoes Is A Fine Art Of Seduction

"You've got to romance her a bit, talk to her, and let her give you vibes of what she wants... You gotta know when to back off, when to push it. You have to be sharp." No, that isn't The Pick Up Artist star Mystery giving pointers on how to get a drunk woman into bed, it's Frank Guzzone, longtime Bloomingdale's employee and one of a breed of old-school shoe salesmen lurking among New York City's fancier department stores. We say "lurking" because, well, what else are you gonna call a middle-aged guy who fondles female feet for a living, refers to shoes as "sexual", accepts chocolates from satisfied clients and keeps a notebook with the names, numbers, and pedi-preferences of hundreds if not thousands of women?

The Men Who Love To Dress Your Feet [NYO]