Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invites you to walk a mile in her shoes.
The New York congresswoman-elect’s first pair of campaign trail shoes are being loaned out to the Cornell Costume Collection exhibit for those who want to witness what “hard work” looks like.
Ocasio-Cortez’s shoes were first seen back in June when the 29-year-old tweeted an image of her distressed, hole-riddled footwear.
That tweet was in response to criticism she faced by people who attested she only won for “demographic” reasons.
“1st of all, that’s false. We won w/voters of all kinds,” she wrote in the tweet.
“2nd, here’s my 1st pair of campaign shoes,” she also wrote.
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“I knocked [on] doors until rainwater came through my soles.”
“Respect the hustle. We won bc we outworked the competition. Period.”
Some folks are saying I won for “demographic” reasons.
1st of all, that’s false. We won w/voters of all kinds.
2nd, here’s my 1st pair of campaign shoes. I knocked doors until rainwater came through my soles.
Respect the hustle. We won bc we out-worked the competition. Period. pic.twitter.com/RbpQMYTiWY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) June 29, 2018
The collection thanked Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday in a social media post.
It also commended her on her “determination and dedication.”
“We can’t think of a better example of fashion from the frontline: U.S. Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York’s 14th district has loaned us her first pair of campaigning shoes,” the collection wrote on Instagram.
“I knocked doors until rainwater came through my soles. Respect the hustle. We won bc we outworked the competition,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “Period.”
“These shoes represent the hard work, dedication, determination, and commitment of the youngest woman ever elected to Congress,” the group also said.
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