10 Glorious Photos of World Leaders Showcasing Their Silly Socks

Justin Trudeau, George H.W. Bush, and other politicians who weren't afraid to be bold with what's on their feet.

Canada's dapper prime minister, Justin Trudeau, appeared on stage with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at a Bloomberg event in New York on Wednesday. The two talked about trade, but social media focused squarely on what was on Trudeau's feet: a pair of black socks featuring Chewbacca from Star Wars. Here are eight politicians who aren't afraid to be bold with their foot fashion.

Justin Trudeau

Trudeau wore Chewbacca socks for Bloomberg's inaugural Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York on September 19, and former Star Trek star William Shatner felt betrayed: "@JustinTrudeau I thought we were friends? Chewbacca socks?," Shatner tweeted. (Trudeau revealed his Star Wars allegiance when he wore R2D2 and C3PO socks during an appearance with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in May.)

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)

The senator wore a pair of pink-and-blue socks to a September 13 meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office.

George H.W. Bush

The OG of political statement socks rocked a red-and-white pair during an event in the East Room at the White House on July 15, 2013.

George H.W. Bush

President Bush went the pink route for the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library in Dallas in April 2013.

George W. Bush

Bush 43 wore a patriotic pair when he hosted the Fifth annual Bush Institute Military Service Initiative Warrior 100K bike ride at his Prairie Chapel Ranch outside Crawford, Texas in 2015.

François Fillon

The former French Prime minister went with a red, white, and blue theme for a meeting on August 28, 2013 in Rouez-en-Champagne, France.

Michel Sapin

The French finance minister is also a fan of bright footwear. Here, Sapin wears a pink pair at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on January 19, 2017 in Davos, Switzerland.


Nigel Farage

A former leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), Farage was a major proponent of Brexit and is reportedly a friend of President Trump's. At left he's wearing Union Jack in London on March 29, 2017 following British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty had been triggered, formally starting Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

Justin Trudeau and Leo Varadkar

Trudeau (left) is presented with an Ireland rugby union shirt and a pair of socks by Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (right), who shows off his own pair of Canadian themed socks at Farmleigh House in Dublin on July 4, 2017.

Justin Trudeau (Again!)

The Canadian prime minister has taken up the mantle of sock-loving pol, and thank goodness for it. In July 2016, he wore red maple leaf socks for Canada Day, Canada's 149th birthday. And in early May, as GQ pointed out, Trudeau rocked a pair of mismatched R2D2 and C3PO Star Wars socks for another event with Varadkar followed by some NATO-branded socks later in the month. The force is strong with this one.

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