Several journalists mocked first lady Melania Trump's choice of shoe as she and President Trump departed the White House on Tuesday en route to Texas.

The first lady wore black cropped pants, a green bomber jacket, and black stilettos as she exited the White House for Marine One.

"Melania's shoes are impressive but perhaps not what I would wear to a city submerged in floodwaters," wrote Elizabeth Bruenig, an assistant editor at the Washington Post.

"I'm gonna give Melania the benefit of the doubt and argue that maybe she has boots on Air Force One?" Huffington Post politics editor Paige Lavender tweeted.

A spokeswoman for Trump said the first lady has a different pair of shoes that she will change into.

The Trumps will spend time in Corpus Christi and Austin during their trip to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.