Marco Rubio's heeled booties come back to haunt him on the 'Tonight Show'

Marco Rubio Addresses His Boot Heel Controversy
Marco Rubio Addresses His Boot Heel Controversy
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People aren't done mocking Marco Rubio for the heeled boots he wore on the campaign trail. First it was his Republican opponents in the race for the White House and on Thursday night it was Jimmy Fallon.

As the Tonight Show host interviewed the Florida senator, he kicked his feet onto his desk revealing a pair of shiny black boots identical to the ones that got Rubio in the crosshairs of Twitter commenters everywhere.

"Why is that a big deal that you wore these? I love these boots, by the way," Fallon said. "People made a big deal that you had heels on your boots. Who cares?"

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Rubio got in on the joke this time: "Yeah, I only wear 'em on weekends."

"Nights mostly."

And they've served him better than boots he wore in college to a foam party one time — you know the parties that have white soapy foam on the floor. Those black boots were bleached white by the foam and Rubio never went to a foam party again, he said.

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Although he was jocular about the footwear furor on the show, earlier this month when the Des Moines Register asked Rubio what he thought of the shoe controversy, he answered with a curt "I don't know."

But on Thursday night he asked Fallon if he could get his pair, too. He needed a backup, he said, "one in Iowa and one in New Hampshire." Rubio admitted he was on the show hoping to win some viewers' over in the early states. When Fallon tried to mention the tough race ahead in those states, Rubio wasn't into it.

"Let's not talk about not winning," he said, adding that if he didn't win, he wouldn't take a vice presidential post. He'd rather be commissioner of the NFL then do that, he quipped. Rubio is running middle of the pack in Republican polls behind frontrunner Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and he's tied with his fellow Floridian Jeb Bush.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has been on Fallon twice already—we learned she hates autocorrect and watching Republican presidential debates last week—and Trump had an interview with himself on the show in September.

As for the whereabouts of Rubio's Florsheim boots, the candidate was coy: "They're in an undisclosed location."

"Undisclosed location? You can't state where they're hiding? Yeah. I think you should bring 'em back out," Fallon said boldly. "Don't let people bully you, man. They look cool."

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