Men Brave the Pain of High Heels for a Good Cause

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SACRAMENTO-

Men braved the pain of high heels, all for a good cause on Sunday.

Men set the sandals, tennis shoes and oxfords aside -- as well as their comfort -- all for the sake of giving back and helping Sacramento victims of domestic abuse.

Daniel Anderson couldn't wait to take his kitten heels off.

"My feet hurt so bad. This is the first time and the last time I am wearing heels," he said.

That heel moderate compared to others, and among most women, considered comfortable.

Sean Jones said it was so intense he couldn't wait to peel his heels off.

"Running a sprint mile in high heels is not easy, don't let anyone tell you differently," he said.

It was pain for the pleasure of helping victims of domestic violence -- that's what Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is all about.

"They blew through our goal ... it's an amazing feat," said Beth Hassett, executive director of Weave.

Participants were hoping to set the World Record. The last record was set in Indiana with 967 men.

There's no word yet on whether Sunday's race officially beat that record.