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Joe Biden’s Sneaker Style: Viral Hoka Transport Shoes, Skechers Slip-Ins and More

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Donald Trump made headlines in February by announcing his brand new sneaker line at Sneaker Con. Now, it’s Joe Biden who is trending in the footwear arena.

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On March 13, while departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., the U.S. president was photographed wearing a pair of black Hoka‘s Transport shoes. The sneaker choice, paired with a navy suit, went viral on social media.

Joe Biden walks to Marine One as he departs from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C.
Joe Biden walks to Marine One as he departs from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. Getty Images

The Transport features a symmetrical cushioned bed that provides extra stability. Priced at $175, the style is recommended for hiking and walking in the city.

Hoka Transport shoes.
Hoka Transport shoes.

$175

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Since Biden’s appearance with the sneaker, Google searches for “Hoka Transport” and “Joe Biden shoes” have peaked. On social media, discussions around Biden’s footwear game have also gone viral. However, this wasn’t the first time the president caught the public’s attention for wearing a pair of sneakers.

Last summer, Biden put his sneaker collection to play. First, he slipped into a pair of Skechers to board Marine One before traveling to Europe on July 9.

US President Joe Biden walks to board Marine One at Gordons Pond State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on July 9, 2023, as he departs for Dover Air Force Base before traveling to Europe. President Joe Biden left Sunday for Britain to meet with King Charles III before continuing to Vilnius for a NATO summit, then a final stop in new NATO member Finland. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Joe Biden walks to board Marine One at Gordons Pond State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on July 9, 2023. Getty Images

The style chosen by the president was the Skechers Slip-ins: Ultra Flex 3.0 – Right Away in black. Priced at $90, the shoe is known for its easy step-into system. It features a knit upper with a cushioned Skechers air-cooled memory foam insole and heel pillow.

Skechers Slip-ins: Ultra Flex 3.0
Skechers Slip-ins: Ultra Flex 3.0

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While spending time in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Biden was seen biking with his wife, first lady Jill Biden, in a pair of On Cloudflow 4 sneakers.

US First lady Jill Biden and US President Joe Biden ride bikes through Gordons Pond State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on July 31, 2023. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Jill Biden and Joe Biden ride bikes through Gordons Pond State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on July 31, 2023. Getty Images

The On Cloudflow shoes retail for $159.99. They feature a lightweight woven upper for next-gen speed and breathability and ultra-responsive cushioning with Helion superfoam.

On Cloudflow 4 sneakers.
On Cloudflow 4 sneakers. On

$160

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Biden finished his summer vacation in Delaware repeating a shoe style, but switching up the color. The president wore the Skechers Slip-ins: Ultra Flex 3.0 silhouette in navy blue.

US President Joe Biden walks to his car after spending time on the beach in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on July 30, 2023. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Joe Biden walks to his car after spending time on the beach in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on July 30, 2023. Getty Images

With summer 2024 approaching, Biden, who has clinched a second straight Democratic nomination, will likely add more sneakers to his collection.

To see more shoe styles worn by presidents over the years, check the gallery below.

U.S. Presidents' Sneaker Game: Bill Clinton in New Balance, Barack Obama in Asics and More
U.S. Presidents' Sneaker Game: Bill Clinton in New Balance, Barack Obama in Asics and More

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Launch Gallery: Presidents' Sneaker Game: Donald Trump in 'Air Trump' Sneakers, Bill Clinton in New Balance, Barack Obama in Asics & More

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