The Internet Can’t Get Over 86-Year-Old Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Very Sparkly Shoes

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was on hand at the Library of Congress this past Friday night to honor philanthropist and patron of the arts, Agnes Gund. However, the spotlight unexpectedly turned to the 86-year-old Supreme Court justice. The reason: her very sparkly shoes.

Ginsburg presented the Woman of Leadership award to Gund while wearing a textural black jacket and black trousers. On her feet were a pair of round-toe pumps in silver with a glittery finish.

In an Instagram post, another notable attendee, Martha Stewart called the evening “very special and enlightening,” and she thanked Ginsburg and Gund for their leadership.

However, much of the internet couldn’t help but notice Ginsburg’s feet. Look at her glittery heels!” one commenter wrote. Another said, “Ummmm, can we talk about RBGs shoes!?!?”

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On Twitter, the reactions were those of praise and appreciation, with some users even drawing comparisons to Dorothy Gale and the red, sparkly shoes that magically transported her back home from the land of Oz.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, December 2019.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg wore snakeskin pumps in December 2019.
CREDIT: Steve Helber/AP/Shutterstock

While this shoe choice was certainly a bold one for the justice, it’s also not out of character, considering her typical appreciation for a statement accessory. This past December, Ginsburg made another unexpected footwear choice: snakeskin pumps worn during a talk with author Jeffrey Rosen.

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