04/27/2015 10:23 am ET | Updated Apr 27, 2015

14 Times Politicians Stepped Up Their Sneaker Game

When you think Bill Clinton and athletic wear, you probably shudder to recall his super short presidential running shorts. But Clinton has added a much cooler item to the roster: bright pink sneakers.

So, since Clinton's shoe game is pretty damn strong, here are some other politicians who've rocked (or held) sweet kicks in and out of office.

Let the awkward splendor begin...

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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  • President Bill Clinton
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  • Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis
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  • President Barack Obama
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  • Former Cuban President Fidel Castro
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  • President George W. Bush
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  • Senator Ted Kennedy Jr.
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  • Former House Representative Bill Grant, Former Florida Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, and Former Florida State Senator John Thrasher
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
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  • Then-Vice President Al Gore
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  • Former Senator Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole
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  • Bavarian Minister for Interior Affairs Guenther Beckstein
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