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PHOTOS: Miss America’s Shoes

PHOTOS: Miss America’s Shoes

Miss Indiana during pre-pageant festivities. Photo: Associated Press/AP/Mel Evans

Some of the shoes that will be worn by the 53 contestants in the 2014 Miss America pageant during Saturday’s “Show Us Your Shoes” parade, ahead of the crowning of Miss America in Atlantic City, N.J. on Sunday.
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