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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman Wire

Style Spotlight: Favorite Footwear Edition

Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week’s Style Spotlight: Students show off their shoes.

Annie Szeliski, ’15. Photos by cade beck.

Sophomore Annie Szeliski: “I love my Birkenstocks. I wear them all the time; they’re so comfy … You can tell who is a true Birkenstock wearer by how black the insides are … I’m not to full black yet, but I’m working on it. I got them the middle of my freshman year [of college] because everyone else had them, and now I love them!”

Sophomore Suzy Xu: “I got them in Shanghai, where I’m from … I was just walking through a store and I saw them. I liked that they were colorful. I have another pair like them … It depends on the weather whether I wear [high- or low-top sneakers]. It’s about being comfy.”

First-year Meredith Ruff: “I actually got these shoes … last week for $35 at JCPenney. I’ve been wearing them pretty much every day … they’re pretty comfortable. Although when I wore them to the haunted house, they got super wet because they’re not waterproof. I like the stripes on them and the fold down, and I wanted some … moccasin boots.”

Meredith Ruff, ’16.

First-year Hannah Aguirre-Clayshulte: “I’m a swimmer … these are my swimming Uggs. I bought them as a present for myself when I was in boarding school and they became my swim shoes. Actually, they’re really stained and faded from the pool and the chlorine. I wear them everywhere. I wear them every day to and from the pool … they’re my lazy shoes.”

Sophomore Nic Win: “The reason why I got [these shoes] is they’re lightweight, they’re comfortable and I’m all for the whole natural … part of walking and running. I am an enthusiast of parkour; I like to pretend that I know how to do it … they’re martial arts shoes, pretty much Chinese ripoffs. They were just $15 off the Internet … I wear them maybe four or five days out of the week. I have a black pair just like them.”

Andrew Patel, ’14.

Junior Andrew Patel: “I like these shoes. I got them at a thrift store in Deer Park, Washington. They are Red Wings, and I like Red Wings. I’m really glad I got them in a thrift store; they’re nice boots that I probably wouldn’t have purchased otherwise. They’re nice and comfy and a classic style. I wear them … twice, three times a week. Trying to break them in. [I’ve had them] no more than a month.”






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