We found dupes of Kate Middleton’s iconic espadrilles, and they’re just a fraction of the price

Dressing like a princess doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.
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I’m sure we’ve all stared at Catherine, Princess of Wales in awe of her incredible wardrobe, and wished we could dress just like her.

But what if that dream could become a reality? We’ve found the ultimate dupe for one of the princess’ favourite pieces: espadrilles.

Princess Catherine wearing espadrilles in 2022. (Image: Getty)

While she wears some extremely expensive clothing items, Kate Middleton has also worn pieces from affordable high street brands a fair few times.

Not only that, but many other companies have created styles that are almost identical to those worn by her, for just a fraction of the cost.

One of Catherine’s favourite casual shoe styles is the espadrille, and it’s a classic silhouette that will likely never go out of style.

In fact, many royal family members have been rocking espadrilles for years now, proving them to be a royal wardrobe staple. 

Princess Diana, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh and Queen Letizia of Spain are just a few of many royal women who have been seen donning these shoes.

Queen Letizia is also a fan of espadrilles. (Image: Getty)

With many different variations available, including flats and heels, espadrilles are extremely versatile and can be dressed both up and down.

So, where can you find these elusive espadrilles? The answer is TOMS.

TOMS is a renowned brand in the world of footwear, having been founded in 2006.

The company is known for their stylish shoes that are both comfortable and sustainable.

Below, we list our top picks for espadrilles to shop from TOMS so you can channel your inner Princess Catherine.


Valencia Platform Espadrille

$149.95 at TOMS

This style has a classic espadrille shape but with a twist, thanks to the platform.

These practical but elegant shoes will pair perfectly with anything from jeans to summer dresses.

Sizes: 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 11

Colours: White, Black, Black Moroccan & Natural Moroccan

Materials: Textile, rope & rubber

Key features:

  • Textile upper
  • Rope wrap platform
  • Rubber outsole
  • Padded heel for comfort
  • Vegan


Alpargata Rope 2.0

$119.95 at TOMS

These shoes are the quintessential espadrille, and we’re sure Princess Catherine would love them.

With the signature rope base synonymous with espadrilles, this design is the perfect way to rock the look.

Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 11

Colours: Black Recycled Cotton Slubby, Navy Recycled Cotton Slubby & Navy University Stripes

Materials: Recycled cotton, rubber & rope

Key features:

  • Recycled cotton upper
  • Rubber outsole
  • Removable insole for enhanced comfort and breathability
  • Natural rope wrap midsole
  • Recycled cotton canvas footbed
  • Vegan
  • Elastic gore for easy fit


Alpargata Classic

from $76.97 at TOMS

This style of espadrille is the ultimate everyday shoe to elevate your look.

Available in 19 colours, this design really can go with any outfit.

Sizes: 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 11

Colours: White, All Black, Ballet Pink, Black, Drizzle Grey, Light Mint, Natural Undyed, Navy, Pineapple Yellow, Red, Shell Pink, Beige Foil Ojai Floral Print, Black Metallic Linen Stripe, Black Moroccan Crochet, Fog Flocked Mini Cheetah, Multi Triangle Woven, Natural Moroccan Crochet Navy Multi Embroidered Floral

Materials: Textile & canvas

Key features:

  • Textile upper foil detailing
  • Removable insole for enhanced comfort and breathability
  • Canvas footbed
  • Elastic gore for easy fit
  • Vegan

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