Pippa Middleton’s White Sneakers Prove The Chunky-Sneaker Trend Can Look Equal Parts Polished & Trendy
There was a time when ladies of the high-society crowd wouldn't dare wear tennis shoes in public, but those days are long gone. In 2019, sporty footwear falls under the casual-chic category. Even Pippa Middleton advocates for the chunky white sneaker trend.
The British socialite is all about being comfortable these days, constantly taking six-month-old son Arthur out for walks in London dressed in cozy sweaters and her favorite Jimmy Choo sneakers.
That was the case on Mon., when she wore her trusty trainers out for the dozenth time. Middleton threw on her go-to pink coat (that Claudie Pierlot number she wears nonstop) and laced up a pair of stylish designer sneaks for her daily stroll with the baby.
Her shoes are the epitome of a basic white sneaker, with a classic round toe, flat rubber sole, and lace-up front fastening. The new mom is clearly obsessed with them because she's sported them more times than you can count on two hands.
Middleton acquired the $500 calf-leather sneakers back in Sept., just before giving birth to little Arthur (because every pregnant woman is entitled to a comfortable pair of tennis shoes). Since then, she's paired them with floral dresses, colorful denim, winter coats, and everything in-between.
As her outfits demonstrate so perfectly, these neutral shoes go with just about everything. They're a fit for Middleton's feminine florals and Hailey Baldwin's bold athleisure looks alike. While Gigi Hadid sports them with crop tops and bike shorts, Kate Middleton pairs hers with preppy anoraks on casual days out.
In fact, white sneakers are pretty much the liaison between every aesthetic at the moment. And (finally) you don't have to compromise on comfort to be on trend.
Ahead, Middleton's favorite footwear and other all-season sneakers your feet will be thankful for.
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Pippa Middleton's favorite shoes are an elevated version of the "dad sneakers" that Hadid, Jenner, and others have popularized over the past year.
The A Leather Sneakers
This crisp white sneaker features a tonal "A" design on the side, giving it a classic retro feel. The clean-line basics are lightweight enough to work into your wardrobe this spring.
Oversized Sole Sneakers
Opt for a subtle pop of pale pink with these chunky sneakers. The oversized sole on these croc-embossed McQueens will give you a barely noticeable boost, too.
As for the other Middleton, the duchess is loyal to these casual (and surprisingly affordable) kicks. She turned them into an instant cult-classic when she first wore them in 2017.
Thick-Soled White Sneakers
The chunkiest of chunky white sneakers, these under-$100 staples will keep you looking trendy all summer long.