Max Simkin (Adam Sandler) is a shoemaker in New York now in its fourth generation in his craft. A middle-aged man who lives with his mother (Lynn Cohen), Max has a very interesting life, his only concern being to care for the workshop that I left his father (Dustin Hoffman) before disappearing, with many years ago. He spends his days repairing footwear neighborhood neighbors, the silent witness to the way in which they live, often wishing to be in place. His only friend is Jimmy barber (Steve Buscemi).
One day, his car breaks sewing shoes have done just as important command for a local gangster (Cliff ‘Method Man’ Smith) and is forced to turn to a machine ancient family heirloom. Soon you discover that it’s not some machine, and no he is not an ordinary shoemaker.
As Max’s life begins to change, it displaces a personal tragedy of his reality and his life begins to spiral out of control. Only friendship with activist Carmen (Melonie Diaz) helps to regain life and to live it and to its true potential. Assuming the role of local hero, Max dares confront her estate businessman Elaine Greenwalt (Ellen Barkin) and try to correct the evils which it wants to make the whole community.
A day in someone else’s shoes is a story about an adult maturation, showing that it is never too late to become what you really are. It’s a fable about modern America, the current economic problems and how family, crafts and social responsibility can give you true superpowers.