I tried Kate Middleton’s favorite sneakers and she's right — they're the perfect pair
A cute and comfy pair of white sneakers is one wardrobe staple we can't live without. The right pick will be versatile enough to go with basically everything, and still be supportive enough for you to spend an entire day on your feet. After seeing Kate Middleton sporting the Superga 2750 Cotu Sneakers several times over the years, I decided to put them to the test and they quickly became my go-to as well. Here's my review.
Superga's 2750 Cotu sneakers have been around for nearly 100 years, so you don't have to worry about them going out of style any time soon. The classic yet simple design makes them much more polished looking than other sneakers — they're the most versatile shoes in my wardrobe! I've worn the cotton kicks with everything from flirty dresses to casual jeans and even to the office with dressy trousers. And you don’t need a royal bank account to buy a pair — they're only $69.
They feature a breathable canvas upper and a thick rubber sole that provides excellent traction. The Italian shoe brand has been using the same non-slip, textured "rope soles" since 1925 — so you know they are built to last! The 1-inch platform adds a bit of height; the insole is flat so there isn't really arch support built-in, but I find them comfortable enough to walk in all day without foot pain. If you need the support, you can easily slip in a removable insole.
I will note the sneakers are a bit stiff when you first get them, so make sure you wear socks that completely cover your foot in the beginning. But after a few wears they should be broken in — though I still wear no-show socks with them. The fabric upper folds down when not in use, making them very easy to pack and they are also super durable — I’ve had my pair for a few years now and they still look great. Since they are canvas I just spot-clean them anytime they get dirty.
And it’s not just Kate and I who are fans. The sporty kicks have racked up thousands of five-star ratings from shoppers who love how cute and effortlessly cool they are. One royal watcher wrote, “I kept seeing Kate Middleton wearing these and I loved how they were casual yet classy…I receive compliments almost every time I wear these shoes and they can be worn with anything from jeans to yoga pants to a cute dress. I will be ordering these as a gift for my 72-year-old mother that keeps complimenting them.”
“These trainers are the perfect shoe,” raved another. “I have dressed them up and down and they go with everything! Very stylish looking.”
While a third said: “Y’all… this is THE most perfect pair of white shoes ever. They are simple, classy, and comfortable. I get compliments every time I wear them. I literally wore my first pair for YEARS before purchasing my second. They are also easy to clean — tide pen or washing machine for me. Not to be dramatic but I love them so much that I bought a matching pair for my 18-month-old daughter. She loves them too.”
While the white version is clearly the most popular, the sneakers come in 75 (!!) styles if you prefer a different shade or want more than one pair to mix and match with your wardrobe.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.