By The SATimes News Service
On Tuesday evening, Senator Kamala Harris was filmed deplaning a private jet in Fresno, Calif., where she had gone to observe the devastation caused by the wildfires. The 55-year-old was light on her feet, almost as if she was flexing her youth, writes InStyle magazine, adding, “Her pep was not what earned her attention. It was her Timberland boots. Wheat colorway and leather ankle support made their point: Harris not only understands the culture, she’s a part of it.”
The Democrats’ vice presidential nominee has worn heels on the debate stage, but in recent days has been striking a different style chord, opting instead for classic Converse, and, of course, the immediately recognizable Timbs. The iconic boots have a rich history in the Black community, according to Ebony magazine, ‘90s hip-hop legends like DMX and Jay Z helped triple Timberland sales.
Harris’ fan bios say that she collects Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, which are her go-to travel shoes.
Social media has been aflutter over her shoes. The style police have also been trying to decode her shoe choices.
On Twitter, one admirer wrote:
The @KamalaHarris de-planing videos & her completely appropriate self-confidence every time are quickly becoming one of my favorite things about this campaign.
Even Jill Biden for Flotus Twitter account posted Harris deplaning pic in Timbs, with these words: Mrs Vice President.
As for Harris’ actual campaigning, Wall St Journal has written, “In her first month as Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris has used Spanish phrases at a Venezuelan restaurant, swayed to a marching band performance at a historically Black university and made a surprise virtual appearance at an event with two R&B stars. Ms. Harris has been deployed by the Biden campaign to try to connect with immigrant and minority communities since she joined the ticket.”
The newspaper from Harris’ hometown, San Francisco Chronicle, has written:
“For California Sen. Kamala Harris, the start of the 2020 campaign trail is taking place where life for many Americans is right now — behind a computer or a mask. Harris had two campaign trips this week. On Monday she went to the swing state of Wisconsin, where she met with the family of Jacob Blake, whose shooting by police in Kenosha set off protests against police brutality and racism. She also toured an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers training facility, held a roundtable with Black business owners, and went viral for wearing her signature shoe choice — Converse’s Chuck Taylor All-Stars sneakers.
“Foremost in Harris’ messaging across events was a call for early voting and a warning that, amid the pandemic, casting a ballot may be harder than ever.”
Last Thursday she and her husband, Doug Emhoff, traveled to Miami, where she focused on the Black community with a live-streamed conversation with local leaders, and Emhoff, who is Jewish, held a conversation with local rabbis.