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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Every year a charity walk for men takes place called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.
Cabinet member Susan Elsmore said: "The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is one of Cardiff's key events to promote our city's commitment to the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest global effort of men working to end male violence against women.
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.
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.
Venture Humanity, a non-profit organization, works in conjunction with Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to develop violence prevention and community projects.
The second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Campaign: The Men's March to Stop Rape will benefit the Valley Trauma Centers in Valencia and the San Fernando Valley and is open to everyone.