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How Kamala Harris Rocks Her Style With Sneakers

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Kamala Harris Sneakers: This is how Kamala Harris rocks her sneakers with every outfit she wears it with, be it casuals or formals.

There is no doubt in the fact that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris resonates power and magnificence not only in her endeavours and achievements, but also in what she dons.

She becoming the highest-ranking female official in US history is a testimony to the remarkable stature she possesses. Hence, whatever Kamala does has consistently made statements to the real world about how influential and dynamic she is.

In fact, even her attire reflects how she makes ‘statement with style‘. The formal blazers, pantsuits and skinny pants she dresses herself in perfectly bring out the strength and grace in her. However, one observation that many of us have made about her wardrobe is her affinity for sneakers, particularly for Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Pairs.

In an interview with The Cut in 2018, she said, “I have a whole collection of Chuck Taylors; a black pair, a white pair, I have the kind that don’t lace, the kind that do lace, the kind I wear in the hot weather, the kind I wear in the cold weather, and the platform kind for when I’m wearing a pantsuit.”

Kamala Harris at a pride parade in San Francisco, wearing one of her signature sneakers

Furthermore, in another interview with Complex, Kamala reiterated and added, “I love my Chucks… You know, I think it’s maybe people don’t expect it, but also it’s a statement about who we really are. Chucks—whatever your background is, whatever language your grandmother spoke—you know, we all at some point or another had our Chucks.”

Kamala has not only broken the traditional formal dressing code for senators by coordinating sneakers with her formal outfits, but also redefined fashion in accordance to her own likes and comfort. The US Vice President proved that one can also look poised, elegant and estimable in their own comfort and wishes when they have the confidence and resolve to carry themselves well and ‘forward’. Nevertheless, the willing deviation from the default dressing norm for liberty of choice of clothing can be undoubtedly expected from the ‘woman of many firsts’, right? After all, she herself told all the ladies out there, “Make sure to wear your shoes, ladies. There’s glass everywhere.” 

Here are the times Kamala Harris rocked her outfits with sneakers:

Vogue Cover 

kamala harris vogue cover gets flak (2)The February 2021 Vogue cover featuring Kamala received backlash for ‘whitewashing’ her by making her skin lighter, and for bad lighting and background, which raised the question of how women of colour are projected in magazines. However, her signature black Converse Chuck Taylors did shine out bright for sure!

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Solo Campaign at Milwaukee in September 2020

The caption of her tweet, “Laced up and ready to win.” speaks for itself and the then VPOTUS nominee who is always ready to ace it with style and comfort. The video where she is wearing her usual pair of black Converse Chuck Taylors received over 5.6 million views on Twitter.

Throughout her Vice-Presidential campaign trail

Kamala has also worn her various pairs of sneakers frequently throughout her campaign for voters mobilisation. Be it to speak and even dance at a drive-in rally in Orlando or to attend campaign events in Las Vegas, Fort Worth and Miami; to walk around downtown Salt Lake City or to meet crowds of her supporters in the streets. Kamala Harris does it all with utmost perfection, pairing her sneakers with both formals and casuals.

Wearing event organiser’s sneakers 

In New Hampshire  where Kamala was a part of an event at Mack’s Apples in 2019, the ground was too soft for heels and she had forgotten her own converse at her hotel. Hence, an organiser took off her converse to gave it to her to wear. This implies how Kamala doesn’t shy away from wearing sneakers whenever she gets the chance to! *smirks*