Well-Heeled Grads


There’s more to commencement than caps and gowns. At an event where everyone is essentially dressed the same, how do students express their creativity and distinguish themselves from one another on graduation day? Footwear. Styles abound—from flip-flops to sneakers to platforms. Over the years, my lens has been consistently drawn to commencement footwear. I’ll let the shoes speak for themselves. Here’s a sampling from 2010 and 2011.

–Nora Lewis, University Photographer