The 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards, at NYC's Waldorf-Astoria, was an uncommon red carpet: lots of awesome ladies, yes, but also some curious duds and, yes, some unusually comfy shoes.
Squash player Natalie Grainger: First clue this isn't a regular red carpet...
And the second: Softball player Jessica Mendoza!
Most people played it understandably safe: Aimee Mullins was a notable exception!
Can you guess what Wendy Hilliard's sport is? Rhythmic Gymnastics!
Laila Ali sports one of the evening's loveliest.
Luge athlete Cameron Myler - words I don't get to write enough on this beat - goes for classic elegance.
Olympic runner Jackie Joyner-Kersee is obviously only willing to sacrifice so much comfort for fashion!
Skateboarder Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins: curiouser and curiouser.
Michelle Quan, a consistent class act. This is amazing.
Billie Jean King, possibly in Merrills.
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