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Do not judge a man unless you have walked for many moons in his moccasins.
North American Indian proverb
A very long time (literary)
COMMON TYPES OF FOOTWEAR
Light shoes, partly open on the top, which are often worn in warm weather.
Flip-flops (UK) / thongs (US)
Open sandals, often made of rubber, with a V-shaped strap that goes between the big toe and the one next to it.
Wellingtons, wellington boots, wellies (UK – informal) / rubber boots (US)
Waterproof boots made of rubber.
Loafers (UK) / slip-ons (US)
Flat leather shoes with no fastenings or shoelaces that you can put on and take off quickly and easily.
Light, soft, comfortable shoes that are worn in the house.
Shoes that are made entirely of wood or the top part made of leather and the bottom part made of wood. Clog dancing is a rustic dance performed wearing clogs, which used to be very popular in Ireland and the North of England. The clogs are used by the dancers to beat out the rhythm on the floor. This traditional dancing later influenced tap-dancing in the US.
A variation on the above message is:
Until you’ve walked a mile in another man’s shoes, you have no idea how painful blisters can be.
A painful swelling on the surface of the skin that is filled with a clear liquid. Blisters are usually caused by something repeatedly rubbing your skin, especially on your feet, or by burning.