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Miss America shoe parade hits the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Contestants vying for the Miss America title displayed some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk on Saturday.

Large crowds turned out for the traditional “Show Us Your Shoes” parade which featured 51 Miss America hopefuls riding down Atlantic City’s boardwalk in convertibles, each sporting creatively decorated shoes to evoke their home state.

Miss Delaware 2017 Chelsea Bruce (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Miss Louisiana 2017 Laryssa Bonacquisti (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Miss District of Columbia 2017 Briana Kinsey  (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Miss New Mexico 2017 Taylor Rey  (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Miss Montana 2017 Maddie Murray  (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Miss Mississippi 2017 Anne Elizabeth Buys  (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Miss Illinois 2017 Abby Foster (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Miss Alabama 2017 Jessica Procter (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)