step into somebody's shoes

step into (someone's) shoes

To fill someone's position, especially one of power or authority. I don't know who they're getting to step into Davidson's shoes, but I doubt they'll be anywhere near as good a manager as he was. I tell you, I wouldn't want to step into her shoes. Sure, the pay would be better, but I don't want all that stress!
See also: shoe, step

step into somebody’s ˈshoes

take over a job from another person: Mike stepped into his father’s shoes when his father retired as director.
See also: shoe, step