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.
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.