First lady Melania Trump walks on high heels to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Aug. 29 en route to Texas to view the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

What was the purpose of the Aug. 30 Style article "In this case, fashion sense eclipsed common sense," about first lady Melania Trump? With all that has occurred in Texas, I'm glad to see The Post and fashion critic Robin Givhan take time to try to enrage the reader with the fashion of a person who was not elected.

James Ross, Hagerstown

Fifty-four years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream about living in a nation where we will be judged by the content of our character. That is why I found the timing of Robin Givhan's criticism of the first lady's choice of footwear to be most petty and shallow.

I do not wear stilettos — but Melania Trump regularly does. Plenty of women do. It was not out of the norm or a "costume change" for her to don stylish heels as she was leaving the White House en route to Texas, and to then wear sneakers in Texas. How are we really embracing King's dream when we demean one another? We aren't. I believe the dream begins within our own hearts so we ultimately can see the divine in others.

Kellee M. Franklin, Fairfax Station

Regarding Robin Givhan's seemingly apodictic assertion that high heels aren't comfortable, I submit that this year, at the age of 55 and with my 7-year-old close beside me in flight, I ran four New York City blocks in 3½-inch heels to make the "Lion King" curtain.

Givhan should try it. It wasn't that bad, nor did my heels reveal hidden disdain for "The Lion King."

Sheila Byrd Carmichael, Staunton