I just realized that almost all shoe sales people are men at all the big department stores like Macy's, Nordstroms, etc and I was wondering why that is? It actually makes me feel uncomfortable to shop there, I would actually feel more comfortable if I had a woman helping me out, I just feel weird with all those men around... lol It makes me feel uncomfortable and like I can't browse comfortably. I was trying to look for a female sales associate but there were none! Do stores think that women prefer male sales people? Because I don't, it's actually a deterrent to me buying something, I'd rather go home and log onto Zappos and get some shoes on-line then have to deal with the throng of salesmen. Does anyone know why most are all men? I just wondered what the reason was behind stores putting a higher ratio of men than women in the shoe department? Is it because more men apply because they want to meet women? Or is it because they think that's what makes women want to buy more? (Cause once again, for me, it makes me NOT want to buy something). What is the reasoning for such a high number of men as shoe sales associates? Might sound like a weird question but after going to the mall looking for some shoes it was just something that was so noticeable to me.