Recently, the Princess of Wales stepped out in some new chunky Chelsea boots by ba&sh for daytime engagements in North London and the Scottish countryside — Kate donned the utilitarian boots for rural and park-centric adventures. Yet, this isn’t the first or only pair of stylish lug boots worn by the princess and Crown changemaker. Indeed, Kate has many suede ankle booties, heeled short boots and treaded styles in her closet.
Here are 10 of Kate Middleton’s Favorite Ankle Boots and Booties:
1. ba&sh Coda Leather Chelesea Boots in Chocolate Brown
These convenient casual-chic Chelsea boots have edgy moto vibes — the slip-on brown boots have a fitted shaft with snug side elastics. Perfect for short hikes, playground visits with the kids or even errands about town, these classic two-tone ankle boots have a tough ridged sole for durability and practicality. Shop HERE
2. L.K. Bennett Marissa Booties in Black Suede
With Victorian vibes, these chic statement booties are bound to reappear in Princess Kate’s royal clothing rotation. A towering chunky 3.5 inch block heel gives these booties plenty of style swagger and chic flair. The classic lace-up booties work well when paired with tunics and tights or even skirts and stockings. Similar HERE
A stacked sculptural heel lends these rich velvety suede booties plenty of panache and polish. The heeled ankle booties in a rich fall-friendly chocolate brown hue have a sleek side buckle and comfortable elastic side panels. Kate’s boots are given an extra dose of luxe with their weatherproof Italian suede finish, silver hardware and strap accent. Pair the booties with a soft sweater dress and stockings or a textured midi and crossbody bag. The princess also is a fan of the brand’s tall boots and frequently wears the Aquatalia Rhumba black suede knee-high boots on royal duty.
4. Aquatalia Fab Dry Ankle Bootie in Black
Easy and elegant, these dress booties are an essential for every modern wardrobe. Kate’s waterproof ankle booties have a sturdy stacked heel, slim elastic inserts and a soft suede exterior. With a low profile, these casual boots have been a favorite of Kate’s for daytime engagements — the princess prefers to pair them with dark jeans and long blazers or structured midi coats. Similar HERE
5. Russell & Bromley Date Night Ankle Boots
Combining fashion and function, the princess loves these block heel booties for visits to neighboring countries like Ireland. The princess has stepped out in these chic ankle booties for just one occasion in early spring March 2020. For the second day of a mini royal tour to the Emerald Isle, the princess wore her Equipment slim signature polka dot blouse, Zara high waisted jeans in black and these sophisticated statement booties. Similar HERE
The princess has been spotted in these platform booties on three occasions — the sister style to her brown ruby dry booties — these shoes have been worn by the royal beauty since 2018 when she first donned the pair for an Anna Freud conference. The booties were largely unseen for four years until Kate wore them again in short succession — she sported the shoes in Wales with a Sportmax green coat in March 2022, and one year later in Cardiff in a Catherine Walker houndstooth coat in red and white.
7. Aquatalia Fallon Chelsea Booties
Ready for a day of applauding athletes, Kate first wore these stacked chelsea-gaucho hybrid booties for a Coach Core graduation in October 2017. A year later, she wore them while shopping for groceries off-duty at Waitrose. Kate was last seen in the stylish ankle booties, complete with a weather-resistant finish and two side zippers, in October 2018 for a Coach Core event in Essex. The princess even successfully played a bit of tennis in the heeled black booties during the fall event. Similar HERE
A brown combat boot has been one of Kate’s style staples through the years. The princess frequently wears these See by Chloe designer boots with a chunky treaded sole and stylish stitching for outdoor engagements, scout visits and garden walks. The princess has donned the ankle length brown combat boots on nearly a dozen occasions. Similar HERE
9. Aquatalia Black Neptune Booties
Having only one pair of wedge booties in her closet, the princess has worn these black designer wedge booties at just one royal engagement. Designed with a high platform, buckle trim and rabbit fur lining, Kate wore these wintery boots on a solo visit to Shooting Stars Hospice in December 2013. Similar HERE
Made in Australia, these durable booties have superior shock absorption and offer all-day comfort. Crafted from premium leather, the rustic brown booties are lightweight and travel-friendly. The princess has stepped out in the pull-tab booties four times since February 2022 and prefers to pair them with high-waisted cargos and dark skinny jeans. Kate wears the leather #1609 Classic 550 booties — not the brand’s similar vegan or thermal brown booties. Shop HERE