The Trainer Brand Loved By Both Catherine And Diana

We know how much the Duchess of Cambridge loves her signature white trainers. She’s donned her Superga 2750 Cotu Classics for more outings, royal tours and photoshoots than we can count.

But did you know that it was her late mother-in-law who first championed the very same trainers, more than two decades ago? Princess Diana was photographed in a pair of navy Superga 2750 Cotu Classics on a Red Cross mission to Angola in January 1997.


Diana donned her favourite trainers to make a statement to the press, teaming them with a matching Armani blazer and casual blue jeans for the ultimate smart-casual look.

On a mission to highlight the horrors of landmines, the princess walked through an active minefield and detonated a mine in front of an audience of international reporters.

Superga first began to produce shoes with vulcanised rubber soles at their Turin factory in 1911. The pumps have since become firm fixtures in the footwear arsenals of almost every style-savvy model and actress you could name, and for good reason.

Kate’s classic white choice look equally fabulous with casual denim and pretty dresses, while Diana’s navy pair will work with tailored separates for the office, too.

The best bit? They’re available to buy right now – for just £50. 

2750 Cotu Classic, £50, Superga 


Buy now from for £50 

Diana’s fashion legacy is celebrated in Diana: Her Fashion Story, running at Kensington Palace until February 2018.

“Fashion is a great medium to talk about the princess, because it is a language which she herself mastered in order to communicate with others,” says the exhibition’s curator, Eleri Lynn. 

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