Footloose in fashion

When it comes to selling shoes, Ben Evidente is Manolo Blahnik's go-to guy

I am in a room packed to fire code with rich, beautiful women bending over in 5-in. heels in front of me. They are asking me for my opinion. I don't know why I ever dreamed of playing for the Yankees. I want to be a shoe salesman.

Specifically, I want to be Ben Evidente. The greatest shoe salesman in the world, Evidente, 33, is the anti--Willy Loman. He is a celebrity not only in Manhattan, where he has been selling for the Manolo Blahnik store for the past 12 years, but also around the world. When he stayed with clients...

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