How Sasha Obama’s Shoe Style Has Changed Since Leaving the White House

When you move into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., all eyes are on you — whether you’re the president, their spouse or a first child.

Sasha and Malia Obama were especially in the public eye, as both girls lived in the White House throughout dad Barack Obama’s entire presidency.

Sasha turned 8 the year their father became Commander-in-Chief, making her the youngest presidential kid since the Kennedys. During her early White House days, Sasha opted for casual, walkable footwear styles. Converse sneakers and chic ballet flats were among her go-to shoes.

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Sasha Obama wearing brown Mary-Jane flats on the White House lawn in 2009.
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Sasha Obama in brightly hued flats for the Easter Egg Roll in 2012.
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While Converse have remained a favorite of the 18-year-old’s, these days she’d rather wear heels than flats. For summer, cork-heeled sandals are a preferred choice — whether they’re wedges or flatforms.

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Sasha Obama (L) sports block heel sandals in June 2016 alongside sister Malia.
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Now that she’s no longer bound to the rules of the White House, Sasha has gone with a more casual aesthetic.

On a recent trip to France with her parents and older sister, the former first daughter showed off her Gen-Z-esque shoe style. She wore two pairs of casual white sneakers — a Unif shoe with a flower detail and a Nike Air Force 1.

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Sasha Obama in a snake-print dress and white Unif sneakers in June 2019.
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malia, sasha, obama daughters, dr. martens boots, nike air force 1 sneakers, celebrity street style, Isle sur Sorgue, France 26th of June 2019Malia and Tasha Obama, Barack?s daughters, strolling in the market of the little french village of Isle sur Sorgue close to Avignon where they ?re holidaying with the parents Barack and Michelle for a weekABACAPRESS.COMPictured: Ref: SPL5098220 160619 NON-EXCLUSIVEPicture by: AbacaPress / SplashNews.comSplash News and PicturesLos Angeles: 310-821-2666New York: 212-619-2666London: 0207 644 7656Milan: 02 4399 8577photodesk@splashnews.comUnited Arab Emirates Rights, Australia Rights, Bahrain Rights, Canada Rights, Finland Rights, Greece Rights, India Rights, Israel Rights, South Korea Rights, New Zealand Rights, Qatar Rights, Saudi Arabia Rights, Singapore Rights, Thailand Rights, Taiwan Rights, United Kingdom Rights, United States of America RightsIsle sur Sorgue, France 26th of June 2019Malia and Tasha Obama, Barack?s daughters, strolling in the market of the little french village of Isle sur Sorgue close to Avignon where they ?re holidaying with the parents Barack and Michelle for a weekABACAPRESS.COMPictured: Ref: SPL5098220 160619 NON-EXCLUSIVEPicture by: AbacaPress / SplashNews.comSplash News and PicturesLos Angeles: 310-821-2666New York: 212-619-2666London: 0207 644 7656Milan: 02 4399 8577photodesk@splashnews.comUnited Arab Emirates Rights, Australia Rights, Bahrain Rights, Canada Rights, Finland Rights, Greece Rights, India Rights, Israel Rights, South Korea Rights, New Zealand Rights, Qatar Rights, Saudi Arabia Rights, Singapore Rights, Thailand Rights, Taiwan Rights, United Kingdom Rights, United States of America Rights
Malia (L) Obama wearing Dr. Martens boots while out with sister Sasha in Nikes in June 2019.
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After spending most of her childhood within the confines of Washington, D.C., the Sidwell Friends graduate is finally an adult. Sasha’s next step? College. Though the teen hasn’t officially announced where she’ll do her undergrad, she’s rumored to be heading to the University of Michigan in the fall.

Flip through the gallery to see Sasha Obama’s shoe style over the years.

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