Miss America 2014: Show Us Your Shoes Parade

Part of bringing the pageant back to Atlantic City meant bringing back some of the traditions that were lost when it moved to Las Vegas. One of these great traditions is the Show Us Your Shoes Parade.

Show Us Your Shoes

Show Us Your Shoes

Each state was able to design a pair of shoes, or decorate a pair they already have, to fit a theme of costume representing their state in some way. It was very exciting to see which direction each state went. My personal favorites were Idaho and New Jersey. Idaho wore a potato sack and had little potatoes on her shoes! New Jersey was a beautiful mermaid, and instead of shoes she had flippers like a fin. She was in character and it was wonderful.

Carrie and I

Carrie and I

Thankfully, despite my battery dying at the very first float, Carrie was able to snap a picture of nearly every single float! She was so excited to see some of the titleholders that some are blurry, but they are simply great proof of the level of excitement that was at this parade.

Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013

Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013

The Forevers

The Forevers

I couldn’t help but laugh when the Catalina Swimwear float came buy. The model in the one piece screamed “We match” at me. I didn’t know this but Carrie had snapped a picture of that very moment.

Catalina Swimwear

Catalina Swimwear

The States:

Alabama

Alabama

Arizona

Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas

California

California

Colorado

Colorado

Connecticut

Connecticut

District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Delaware

Delaware

Florida

Florida

Georgia

Georgia

Hawaii

Hawaii

Iowa

Iowa

Idaho

Idaho

Illinois

Illinois

Indiana

Indiana

Kansas

Kansas

Kentucky

Kentucky

Louisiana

Louisiana

Massachusettes

Massachusettes

Maryland

Maryland

Maine

Maine

Michigan

Michigan

Minnesota

Minnesota

Missouri

Missouri

Mississippi

Mississippi

Montana

Montana

North Carolina

North Carolina

North Dakota

North Dakota

Nebraska

Nebraska

New Hampshire (Carrie was too excited to stay still when she took the photo!)

New Hampshire (Carrie was too excited to stay still when she took the photo!)

New Jersey

New Jersey

New Mexico

New Mexico

Nevada

Nevada

Nina, Miss New York!

Nina, Miss New York!

Ohio

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oregon

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Carolina

South Dakota

South Dakota

Tennessee

Tennessee

Texas

Texas

Utah

Utah

Virginia

Virginia

US Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands

Vermont

Vermont

Washington

Washington

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

West Virginia

West Virginia

Wyoming

Wyoming

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