*Melania Trump found herself in the midst of a stiletto scandal on Tuesday as she and her husband travelled to meet with emergency responders in hurricane-ravaged Texas.
Footage of the first lady traipsing toward Marine One in black snakeskin stiletto heels did not go over well with Twitter.
As Politico’s Annie Karni put it Tuesday, “The emblematic first image of the first lady heading off to visit a hurricane in heels — a moment that the president has seized on as an opportunity to project strength and show off decisive leadership — instead became another symbol of a White House that can often seem out of touch.”
As the backlash increased, a discussion about it must’ve happened by the time they switched to Air Force One, because she deplaned in Corpus Christi in a pair of fresh white sneakers. (“They appear to be Adidas’ Stan Smiths,” notes Sam Reed of The Hollywood Reporter.)
Apparently, the tennis shoes didn’t go with the silky bomber jacket and black shirt she had paired with the stilettos, because she ditched the entire upper portion of her outfit and emerged in a crisp, white button down and black baseball cap reading “FLOTUS.”