Graduating students at Rhodes College in Tennessee are planning to make both social and fashion statements May 10 by wearing red Converse sneakers with their commencement gowns.
The custom started in 1998, when alumna Mickey Babcock challenged fellow graduates to “walk loud” to show their commitment to service, learning and leadership.
What about footwear fashion ideas for Oklahoma’s college graduates this year?
Orange loafers would seem a good choice at Oklahoma State University, maybe constructed of the flexible body armor material that OSU researchers developed for soldiers in Iraq.
University of Oklahoma grads could wear crimson red waterproof galoshes since it’s not unusual for rain to join the ceremony held outdoors each spring. Patent leather would be a nice touch to reflect the progress of this campus in recent years.
Green-minded University of Central Oklahoma graduates would put the earth first this year, donning sandals made of renewable bamboo or recycled French fry grease.
What ideas do you have?
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Susan Simpson, Education Writer