Critics sneered at First Lady Melania Trump’s fashion choice as she left the White House with her husband President Donald Trump to visit Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The first lady wore black capris, heels, and an army green jacket as well as sunglasses as she boarded Marine One.

That triggered a series of critical comments from journalists, bloggers, and celebrities on Twitter, suggesting the First Lady was out of touch for wearing heels on her way to Texas.

But some noted that Melania Trump would likely change her shoes aboard the plane.

“Fashion police, relax, I trust she’ll change the shoes,” wrote CNN’s Kate Bennett.

Others were not pleased:

I know this sounds so petty, but I really was wondering if she was gonna try to go to TX in heels…

— Christine Conetta (@BmoreConetta) August 29, 2017

good luck surveying a flood zone in those shoes

— Madeline Conway (@MadelineRConway) August 29, 2017

High heels to a flood?

— paul schwartzman (@paulschwartzman) August 29, 2017

“The higher the heels, the further from the poors.”

— april lavalle (@imatoofbrush) August 29, 2017

She does know she’s going to a natural disaster, right? Not sure 4 inch heels is the most appropriate footwear.

— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) August 29, 2017

.@POTUS & @FLOTUS depart the White House for Texas

— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) August 29, 2017

First Lady this AM was like:

Aviators: check
Bomber Jacket: check
4 inch Manolos: check

Let’s roll.

— Susan Davis (@DaviSusan) August 29, 2017

@FLOTUS rocking those disaster heels.

— Sophia Cannon (@SophiaCannon) August 29, 2017

Great heels for the occasion, I’m sure. Sure to heal.

— Yuko Kato (@yukokato1701) August 29, 2017

Good heels and pant length for a flood zone.

— Neil King (@NKingofDC) August 29, 2017

Someone might want to tell Melania that her heels will have to be a little higher for this flood.

— J.D. Altman (@NicCageMatch) August 29, 2017

Well if @FLOTUS toes get wet in the floodwaters at least her heels should remain dry

— Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) August 29, 2017

(Melania wobbles into shelter in 6-inch heels)
“I here help. I bring you perfumes and chocolates.”

— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) August 29, 2017

I know I wear heels in a hurricane zone.

— El Franchíse (@dannyboi965) August 29, 2017

Such bravery. And who among us doesn’t wear stiletto heels to a hurricane zone?

— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) August 29, 2017

As a new reporter in late ’70s, I learned never never wear heels to outside assignment like flood. Good luck with those spikes @FLOTUS.

— Mary Beth Schneider (@marybschneider) August 29, 2017

Worst time to wear heels since Jurassic World

— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) August 29, 2017

Nothing says ‘we don’t plan on staying long’ like going to a flood wearing high heels and suede shoes.

— Marconi (@marconibologna) August 29, 2017

Lot of people noticing the heels, but have you considered how high the floodwaters in Texas are? #beprepared#thisisgoingtogogreat

— Jonathan M. Katz 听不懂 (@KatzOnEarth) August 29, 2017

I’m guessing Melania is changing into boots on the plane, the heels aren’t going to do well in 28 inches of flood water.

— Kyle Grantham (@kylegrantham) August 29, 2017

.@FLOTUS gots the flood heels ὆ on.

— Ward Carroll (@wardcarroll) August 29, 2017

Fucking Heels……so…out…of..touch.

— Carlos A Navarro (@ToTheTopCarlos) August 29, 2017

Floods won’t stop Melania’s high heels, obviously. I guess that’s a condition of employment.

— Michael Salfino (@MichaelSalfino) August 29, 2017

gotta bring the heels to Houston

— Madison Mills (@MadisonMills22) August 29, 2017

Update: A spokesperson for the First Lady responded to the criticism in a statement:

“It’s sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes,” the statement read.

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