Park City pedestrians parade ‘A Mile in Her Shoes’ to raise awareness of domestic violence

Posted at 5:38 PM, Sep 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-13 19:40:02-04

PARK CITY, Utah -- Pedestrians in Park City were looking exceptionally stylish Sunday as they strapped on some fancy footwear to show support for a good cause.

Men, women and children put on high heels for the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Park City event, and the playful parade aims to bring awareness to the serious issue of domestic violence.

“It's all about understanding that you don't know what it's like until you've walked a mile in their shoes,” said Jane Patten, Executive Director of Peace House. “So this is all about domestic violence and understanding, particularly having men understand, that it's a difficult subject. It's hard for women to go through domestic violence, and they need help and support."

Members of the Summit County Sheriff's Office also participated in the event, showing off some definitely non-standard footwear to go with their uniforms.

The event made its way through Park City, with its course winding through Sunday’s Park Silly Market.

To learn more about Peace House and their efforts to break the cycle of domestic violence, visit the group’s website.