Kamala Harris explains why you all the time see her carrying Converse sneakers: "My Informal Go-To"


When Kamala Harris becomes Vice President on Inauguration Day, she will make many changes – including being the first incumbent to wear Converse sneakers while performing her VP duties. During an interview on CBS Sunday morningKamala spoke of her lifelong love for "Chucks", which her husband Doug Emhoff happily supported.

"(Vice versa) are just my occasional point of contact," Kamala explained. "You know, I grew up with Chucks. I just love them. They are good." Doug joked that she had "several closets full of them" ("He's exaggerating," Kamala replied) and that she didn't start wearing the shoes on the campaign. "When I met her it was Chucks and jeans. When she met the kids," he said.

In fact, Kamala's Converse connection has stayed with her all the way to the White House, including her February Fashion Cover that was released last weekend. For Doug, the sneakers are an extension of his wife's "down to earth" personality. "People keep asking me, 'What's she really like?' I said she's shockingly normal," he said. "I think that's really an extension of who she really is."


Melinda Martin