Originally Posted by pejsek
Boy, they sure know how to sell shoes, don't they. In all my years of thrifting I've come to understand that there is no greater deterrent to a man buying clothing than to have it classified as a woman's item. I've seen men pass up shoes, shirts, and jackets merely because they were improperly placed in the women's section. (And let's not even get started on the formal pumps.)
I bought sandals as well as sneakers in women's section of EMS. I thought salesman would have a heart attack. He told me 3 times that those are women's sandals. When I asked him to look at shoes and tell me the difference he just stared.
Funny thing,but women's sporting shoes (Teva, Addidas, NB etc.)are no different from men's. Aside from occasional pink/blue color combination that one wants to avoid.
Also I noticed something; women's sporting shoes are much better made than men's.
Care to speculate why?
P.S. I also have women's rollerblades. They were on 70% sale and men's were not.