A Walk in Your Shoes is an original series created by Noggin. It started as a series of three shorts that aired during Phred on Your Head Show in 1999. It was later developed into a long-form series. It ran for 42 long-form episodes.
The show originally aired during Noggin's daytime block. After the daytime block shifted its target audience to preschoolers, the show shifted its timeslot to air during Noggin's nighttime block, The N, which was aimed at teens.
- "A Walk in Your Shoes takes two real people from completely different backgrounds and switches their lives, physically transplanting them into each other’s environments while the cameras roll. As the subjects express their thoughts and impressions on camera and in online diaries on noggin.com, they learn to appreciate diverse perspectives and get a firsthand look at how people from different backgrounds and experiences see the world." (source)
A Walk in Your Shoes was one of two Noggin shows, along with Oobi, to develop from a short-form series into a long-form one. The show was produced by Noggin in association with Dancing Toad Productions, a New York studio that also worked on another show for Noggin: Girls v. Boys.
Each episode documents the experiences of two different people who switch places for a day and learn how the other person lives. As the two subjects express their thoughts and impressions on camera, as well as in online diaries on Noggin's website, they learn to appreciate diverse perspectives. The show was designed to help viewers get a first-hand look at how people from different backgrounds and perspectives see the world.
The show had 42 long-form episodes and three shorts. See the page A Walk in Your Shoes episodes for a full list of episodes, with pictures and summaries.
The show had its own page on Noggin.com from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004, it was also featured on MSN Kids (archive link). In April 2002, it was given its own page on The N's website, as well as on The N's separate website for parents.
- Noggin.com diary for the episode "Circus / Suburb" (part 1)
- Noggin.com diary for "Circus / Suburb" (part 2)
- Guide to season one
Original series on Noggin
|Phred on Your Head Show • A Walk in Your Shoes • Oobi • Citizen Phoebe • Big Kids • On the Team • The URL with Phred Show • Sponk! • Play with Me Sesame • Jack's Big Music Show • The Upside Down Show|
The N block
|Out There • LOL with The N • Real Access in The N • Girls v. Boys • O'Grady • Best Friend's Date • Miracle's Boys • South of Nowhere • What Goes On|