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The governor's shoes

Gov. Kate Brown has used unique shoes to make her business attire stand out at public events.

JONATHAN HOUSE/PORTLAND TRIBUNE - Gov. Kate Brown, center, tours the new Cornerstone Apartments affordable housing development in Northeast Salem Aug. 14, 2018.Gov. Kate Brown owns a unique passel of shoes that give a dose of character to the business ensembles she wears to public events.

On Tuesday, she sported a pair of vintage-styled heels with laces to the grand opening of a new affordable housing development in Northeast Salem. The cream-and-beige leather popped against the dark purple of her pantsuit.

The governor also occasionally wears platform patent leather sneakers with ribbon laces to public events.