Hoping to put the nation's best feet forward, a traveling exhibit of presidential shoes is expected to arrive next month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum near Simi Valley.
The exhibit, which will run Sept. 12 to Nov. 29, will feature footwear once worn by presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Harry S. Truman and Ronald Reagan.
The shoes reflect different time periods and the leaders' sense of style. For example, President Carter favored black wingtips, while President Ford sported chukka boots.
The exhibit will also feature photos and trivia from the records of Johnston & Murphy, a company that has been crafting presidential footwear for nearly 150 years.