COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Men don't commonly walk in a women's shoes. But there was a slight change in script Thursday night in Columbia.
Men put on their best pair of pumps and strutted from the convention center for the "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" event. it was hosted by the Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands.
The event brings awareness to a serious subject. But local fire and law enforcement couldn't help but have some fun for a good cause. "Me getting out here," said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, "Tripping and falling down and making a fool of myself. If it helps save a victim, then it's well worth it."
"This has given me much respect for ladies who walk in heels," said Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott, "It's like a 10 minute event for me, but I could not do it past 10, 20 minutes."
"Those heels were just a little too much for me," said Oscar McIntosh of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, "Next year, I'll have some flats. I can guarantee that."
The "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" is an annual event. Organizers said they had 400 more walkers than last year, and they expect even more next year.