Melania Trump's office slams media for focus on her shoes during Harvey trip

First lady Melania Trump's office on Tuesday morning fired back at reporters who criticized her attire while heading to Texas to visit the areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey, saying it is "sad" that some people are concerned about fashion during a national disaster.

Trump's communications director in a statement released to CNN ripped reporters for being "worried about her shoes" during an "active and ongoing natural disaster."

The statement from Trump's office comes after a score of media reports earlier emerged centering on the first lady's stiletto-style shoes, which the Mirror called "the most inappropriate clothes imaginable" in a headline.

"The First Lady was savaged for donning aviators and a towering pair of stiletto heels as she began the journey today," the article reads.

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"The President didn't do much better - donning a cream-coloured pair of trousers that appeared to resemble golfing chinos under his rain jacket."

Other news outlets were less critical but still focused on the Trumps' choice of clothing.

The Daily Beast pointed out Melania Trump's "sky-high stilettos" in a headline, and mocked the first lady by suggesting she had "waterproofed" the shoes before heading off to Houston.

"To be fair, they are very good shoes. But are high stilettos really the best footwear for visiting an area that is experiencing massive flooding?" The Daily Beast asked in its article.

Comedian Chelsea Handler also pointed out Melania Trump's shoes on her Twitter account. 

Monday evening, the first lady tweeted her support for the state of Texas and announced her visit with President Trump.

"We are with you!" she wrote.