Now that New Hampshire and Iowa’s primaries have wrapped, candidate politics are only going to continue to heat up, but we’re taking a bit of a break to talk footwear. After all, FN does stand for Footwear News.
We rounded up a few of our favorite “campaign” (or really close to the “campaign season”) footwear moments from the primaries thus far.
1. Marco Rubio‘s Florsheim Duke boots grabbed headlines for Rubio out on the Iowa campaign trail. The Senator’s shoe style definitely spurred big headlines, questioning everything from cost (they’re under $150) to how high the boot heels actually were (1.75 inches.)
2. Chris Christie may have been thinking a bit about the Jersey shore when he stepped out in a pair of boating shoes on the campaign trail in New Hampshire last month. The governor, who is now expected to suspend his campaign, caught attention for his Bill Vance Pro Fishing Shoes at an event.
3. Jeb Bush‘s shoe choice on the road might be a metaphor for the state of his campaign. The Governor of Florida was recently spotted wearing a pair of dress shoes, but they were unfortunately held together with duct tape. At least he owns a pair of rather spiffy western boots.
4. Two days before former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her Presidential bid for 2016 she took the stage at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting in Las Vegas, where a woman threw a shoe on stage at Clinton. Was it a sign of how Clinton’s campaign was to go in 2015?