The Presidential Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach in Florida is an exception, as it boasts a wall of "shoe art" paying tribute to former First Ladies and other worldly dignitaries.
The almost 2700-square-foot suite -- which can be yours for $4,000 to $6,000 a night -- includes a nightly bath butler, and, as we found upon visiting, an under-lit onyx bar and stunning views of the Atlantic, which pale in comparison to the gorgeous display of shoes created by Miami designer Robert Tabor.
Michelle Obama's shoe will make its debut on January 17 (the First Lady's birthday); just a few days prior, the Obamas will celebrate their first year in the White House. As you would imagine, Mrs. O's shoe steps up the style quotient.
Like Mrs. O., the lemongrass-colored lace shoe is high-fashion, channeling her Mrs. Obama's dress at the Presidential Inauguration.
Embellished with a velvet and jeweled bow and an "Obama '08" campaign button at the toe, it also showcases a column inspired by the White House architecture, as well as a graduation cap and insignia from both Princeton and Harvard Law.
Also prominent is a family portrait, accented by a red, white and blue ribbon and Mrs. Obama's First Lady campaign button.
And in a fashionably cheeky twist, Betty Ford's shoe has 12 steps, while Hilary Clinton's blue pinstripe pump means business, with a spike heel going through a dog house (aptly labeled "Bill's").
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