WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) raised $345,000 at its 5th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, also designed to raise awareness about violence against women.
More than 1,100 high-heel clad men participated in a mile-long walk on the Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento on Sunday.
The event is the largest of its kind. A video confirming the final count will be submitted for entry into the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest number of men walking one mile in high heels at once.
CapRadio's Andrew Nixon was on hand to capture the festivities in photos and on video.
Participants sort through bins of high heels organized by shoe size. Red was a popular color. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Jerald Bolden of Sacramento participated in the "best legs" competition before the walk. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Zach Pierce of Davis runs back for his shoes after stepping out of them during the mile sprint. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
WEAVE organizers say that over 1,100 men crossed the finish line after having walked a mile in high heels. Video confirming the count will be submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
WEAVE organizers say their "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event raised over $345,000. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Karl Bly of Carmichael returns WEAVE-supplied shoes after the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio