walk a mile in (someone's) shoes

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walk a mile in (someone's) shoes

To spend time trying to consider or understand another person's perspectives, experiences, or motivations before making a judgment about them. I know that certain people can come across as selfish or mean-spirited, but you should try walking a mile in their shoes before you dismiss them too quickly.
See also: mile, shoe, walk
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BY MICHAEL McHUGH & JOSH PAYNE A WOMAN who aborted her baby after being told the infant would not survive has called on the DUP to walk a mile in her shoes.
Baguio's Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) adviser Patti Gallardo said the male police and jail personnel were requested to wear women's shoes as an adaption of the international award-winning "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" project that started in the United States in 2001.
Chief executive at Cadwyn Housing Association Chris O'Meara said: "The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes had a humble beginning when we first took part in 2014.
Another example of the shoe as a protest symbol is the red, high-heeled shoes worn by men attending Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events.
The endeavor was part of the fourth annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
This year's walk marked the 10th anniversary of the award-winning "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event.
They walked down Bold Street to Williamson Square during the fundraiser, entitled "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes".
"The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event has grown from strength to strength over the last four years and I am hopeful that this year we will see even more men join in and support this integral campaign."
The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in aid of White Ribbon is taking place in Cardiff next month - and organisers have appealed for suitable shoes for its male participants to wear
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events are being held to change attitudes about the causes of sexualized violence, to provide people and communities with prevention and remediation strategies and to encourage participants to further develop and implement this knowledge interpersonally and politically.
Frank Baird created the first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in 2001.