7 Shoe Trends Kate Middleton Never Wears Anymore


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Is it just us, or does Kate Middleton's style get better by the day? While she certainly relies on her signature A-line dresses and pointy-toe pumps, she likes to throw us a curveball every once in a while with wide-leg trousers, daring sheer dresses, on-trend hair accessories, and other unexpected pieces—and we're definitely appreciative that she keeps things interesting.

Looking through old photos, it's clear that the Duchess of Cambridge has completely abandoned certain wardrobe items in the midst of her continual style evolution. For instance, Middleton never wears kitten heels anymore—she either wears low ankle boots or high-heel pumps. She's also sworn off Ugg boots for good, nixed platform heels, and ditched several other styles as well. Scroll down to see seven shoe trends Kate Middleton never wears and what she's replaced them with.


1. Kitten Heels
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Replaced With… Low Ankle Boots
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2. Boat Shoes
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Replaced With… White Sneakers
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3. Platform Pumps
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Replaced With… Single-Sole Pumps
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4. Ugg Boots
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Replaced With… Slouchy Knee-High Boots
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5. Ballet Flats
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Replaced With… Flat Boots
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6. Strappy Sandals
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Replaced With… Single-Strap Sandals
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7. Wedge Sandals
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Replaced With… Closed-Toe Wedges
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Next up: See every single time Kate Middleton has worn a tiara.

Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.