First lady Melania Trump once again wore controversial shoes while meeting with Hurricane Harvey first responders in Texas on Dec. 6.
In August, Melania Trump sparked outrage when she was photographed on her way to visit Hurricane Harvey flood zones wearing a pair of Manolo Blahnik stilettos, InStyle reports.
"And here we have Melania Trump modeling what NOT to wear to a hurricane: 5-inch stilettos," tweeted one person echoing the sentiments of many at the time. "How out of touch can you be?"
But it appears the first lady was unfazed by the criticism, opting once again to wear high heels while meeting military officials and first responders in December.
She was photographed wearing knee-high high-heeled boots with an olive green puffy coat, which she wore over a brown turtleneck and skinny green pants.
The boots quickly sparked speculation on the internet.
"This week's disaster relief look is seemingly innocuous as the storm has subsided; however, one has to wonder, is she trolling us with the shoes or does she really just prefer to wear the highest heels possible even when it might not be the most appropriate choice?" wondered Alyssa Harvey for Teen Vogue. "Is this a clever response to critics that she will carry on her Hurricane Harvey heel streak for as long as she chooses?"
Others thought her choice of footwear was appropriate.
"Melania looks fabulous, as usual!" wrote one person in the Daily Mail's comments section. "Love the boots. Great to have a First Lady who brings some glamour to the position."
"Melania is so elegant and gorgeous," agreed another. "She has a generous spirit and we are so lucky to have her as our First Lady!!"
A few didn't even notice the heels and instead just praised the first lady for visiting the first responders.
"So glad to see them visit and honor the first responders," added another. "Harvey was a horrible experience."
In the December photos, Melania Trump is seen shaking hands with first responders alongside Vice President Mike Pence's wife, Karen Pence.
Later, the two were spotted at local food banks, where they helped pack donation boxes for families still in need.
They also visited schools and met with a family that lost their home during the storm, before stopping for a meal at fast food restaurant Whataburger.
There, the first and second ladies paid the lunches for their traveling press corps, attracting attention for doing so.
"True spirit of kindness from two most admirable Ladies!" commented one admirer under Fox News' comments section. "Especially so, considering how many in the media bleat such snide and nasty things about the First Lady."