Social media went into meltdown after a New York Times photographer pointed out Biden appeared to be wearing no socks with his Skechers before boarding Air Force One for theNATO summit.
The 80-year-old was dressed in a button down shirt, suit jacket and sleek pants as he approached the plane but in a post on Twitter, photographer Doug Mills pointed out that he didn’t appear to be wearing socks with his slip-on Skechers.
Hundreds of commenters responded to the post, with many explaining that the shoes are a breathable material and are meant to be worn without socks. Others said the president could have been wearing no-shows.
It comes a day after Biden was spotted relaxing on the beach in Delaware with his wife Jill and 22-year-old granddaughter Finnegan. Biden’s son Hunter, who is expected to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax offenses, was nowhere to be seen.
Biden departed the US on a three-nation trip that will be dominated by a NATO summit in Lithuania aimed at showing solidarity with Ukraine in its fight against Russia while not yet accepting Kyiv as a member of the alliance.
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 9, 2023
Mills faced blowback from other Twitter users who appeared to side with Biden on his sartorial choices.
‘Probably the invisible or low rise socks. Everyone I know wears them,’ one said.
‘Slip-on Skechers are designed to be worn without socks. The fabric is lightweight and breathable, allowing feet to stay cool and dry. Plus, the sole of the shoe is designed to provide maximum cushion and comfort without the need for socks,’ explained another.
‘I don’t wear socks with my Skechers either. Especially on my flights to London,’ a third said.