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  • Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones shows her shoe Saturday during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk.

      Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones shows her shoe Saturday during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk.
    Associated Press

  • Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick displays her shoe.

      Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick displays her shoe.
    Associated Press

  • Miss Indiana Terrin Thomas displays her basketball shoe.

      Miss Indiana Terrin Thomas displays her basketball shoe.
    Associated Press

  • Miss Alabama Chandler Champion shows off her shoe.

      Miss Alabama Chandler Champion shows off her shoe.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Miss America contestants restarted a boardwalk tradition by showing off their shoes.

With the pageant making its return to New Jersey this year, the 53 competitors paraded down the Atlantic City boardwalk Saturday evening to the refrain of "show us your shoes!"

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Some contestants sported footwear that reflects their state. Miss Florida's shoes depicted alligators, Miss Indiana's had basketballs and hoops, Miss New Jersey sported sea shells and Miss Arizona's had a cactus.

Others are took a different approach. Miss South Dakota opted for metal-studded black leather boots and Miss Oklahoma donned black and red cowboy boots.

The pageant is back in Atlantic City after six years in Las Vegas. The winner will be crowned during Sunday night's nationally televised broadcast.

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