Kate Middleton’s new sneakers have lots of celebrity fans, including Meghan Markle

And you can own these royal-approved sneakers too

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the University of St Andrews on May 26, 2021 in St Andrews, Scotland.
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Kate Middleton added a new pair of white sneakers to her shoe collection during her trip with Prince William to Scotland—and they weren't her usual choice.

While most of us adored Kate and Prince William's flirty banter during the couple's tour of Scotland, some of us couldn't help but notice the trendy-yet-sensible white sneakers Kate sported. The couple's vacation involved a lot of walking which, as we all know, doesn't work with heels. Instead, Kate chose chic Veja sneakers, which are also a favorite brand of her royal sister-in-law. The Duchess of Sussex is known for her laid-back California look, exuding casual elegance every time she steps outside. Meghan Markle's hairstylist, George Northwood, has previously summed up his former client's image as "refined imperfection"—a description we'd have to agree with. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge take part in planting a tree during a visit to the University of St Andrews on May 26, 2021 in St Andrews, Scotland.

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Her new sneakers show a move away from the Duchess's go-to brand Superga. Kate opted to pair her black blazer, striped sweater, and black trousers with a simple pair of white Veja sneakers.

The sneakers also follow her sustainable fashion practices as French-based brand Veja is known for being transparent with its production process. The brand uses sustainable materials including leather sourced from farms in Brazil and a tanning process that is free of hazardous chrome, heavy metals, and acids. Each sneaker is also topped off with a stitched "V" (the signature of the brand). 


Women's Esplar Logo Sneakers, $130 | Veja

Need to refresh your shoe collection? Consider these classic white sneakers. Made with leather for added comfort, they also feature a rubber sole for added traction.


And it's not just Kate, Meghan, Reese and Katie. Emma Watson is also a fan, as are Emily Ratajkowski and Chloe Grace Moritz.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on Sydney Harbour looking out at Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge during day two of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at Sydney Olympic Park on October 21, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

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Women's V-10 Lace Up Sneakers, $150 | Veja

If you're looking for a versatile pair of shoes to add to your wardrobe, these sneakers feature a black and white color palette that will go with most outfits.

Veja's royal-approved sneakers won't be around for long with this many A-list fans, grab yours before they sell out!

Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.