08/21/2008 12:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Week In John McCain's Shoes — His $520 Ferragamo Loafers, That Is

This summer John McCain is traveling in style. He has worn a pair of $520 black leather Ferragamo shoes on every recent campaign stop — from a news conference with the Dalai Lama to a supermarket visit in Bethlehem, PA. The Calfskin loafers, with silver-tone "Gancini" buckles, are imported from Italy.

In response to Barack Obama's foreign tour, McCain spent much of his energy last week emphasizing his focus on domestic issues. What better way to show his American pride than to tour the country in Italian leather?

Arriving in the loafers at Bakersfield, CA

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Salvatore Ferragamo 'Pregiato' Moccasin [Neiman Marcus]

Below, the many occasions on which John McCain has sported his $520 Italian leather loafers:


Photos courtesy AP

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