Kate Middleton’s £30 M&S rainbow trainers are back with a new design

No doubt they’ll be just as popular the second time round, so snap them up for your summer wardrobe

Louise Whitbread
Thursday 29 April 2021 08:12
<p>The Duchess of Cambridge sported a similar pair last year, with rainbow stripes on a minimal-style trainer</p>

The Duchess of Cambridge sported a similar pair last year, with rainbow stripes on a minimal-style trainer

The Duchess of Cambridge’s fashion choices have a remarkably influential effect, with much of her wardrobe – particularly pieces sourced from the high street – selling out within hours of her wearing them.

From a blue Boden cardigan to her surprisingly affordable necklace, Kate Middleton often opts for more budget-friendly items that won’t break the bank.

Even when she’s spotted wearing designer pieces, high street brands such as M&S are on hand to create dupes for keen shoppers.

Earlier this year the retailer launched a dress that looks very like the Duchess's Emilia Wickstead polka-dot number that she wore in July 2020.

During a visit to London Stadium in Stratford in February 2020 to meet athletes supported by the charity SportsAid, of which the Duchess is a patron, she was pictured wearing a pair of trainers with a rainbow detail, which were found to be from M&S, costing a thrifty £29.50.

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After selling out at the time, M&S has brought out a new design that’s almost identical and available in three new colours: silver, navy and white.

Seeing as spring is in the air, warmer weather is on the horizon and more freedom is heading our way, now’s a great time to pick up a pair for your summer wardrobe.

We’ve got all the details on how to get your hands on them, whether you’re keen to mimic Kate Middleton’s style or you simply like the design.

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M&S Collection lace-up ribbon detail trainer: £29.50, Marksandspencer.com

Perfect for adding a pop of colour to your outfit without overpowering the rest of your clothes, these rainbow-striped trainers are a bit of fun and made from vegan-friendly materials.

They also have comfortable insoles made from M&S’s “insolia flex” technology, which has been endorsed by the UK College of Podiatrists, so you can be sure they’ll keep your feet comfortable.

Coming in sizes three to eight, with half sizes also available, the silver pair features a pastel palette, the white pair has kept to a monochromatic theme and the navy pair features a splash of silver sparkle. We’ll be pairing them with jeans, jumpsuits, midi dresses and skirts during spring and summer.

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For more royal-approved fashion, read our guide on where to shop Kate Middleton’s affordable gemstone necklace

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