One of the most popular and beloved traditions in Miss America Pageant history is also returning: the Show us Your Shoes Parade
. Although the exact origin seems to be debatable, most accounts agree that it began in the 1970s and was related to individuals on a hotel balcony overlooking the parade route. From that viewpoint they noticed that some of the contestants riding in the convertibles wore casual footwear or no footwear at all. “Show us your shoes” started as a teasing refrain and quickly caught on.
Watch the return of the Show Us Your Shoes Parade below: