Notable appearances include Kate’s first formal outing with Prince William 2/25/11, for a lifeboat christening; she wore the “Rouge” booties, called the ‘Royal’ at Nordstrom, and the ‘Ruby Dry’ at Russell and Bromley.
French Sole: All of the Middleton women are fond of French Sole (known as London Sole in the US), the brand is known for its elegant ballet flats. The company’s shoes are made at its own factory in Spain, it has four shops in London, just opened in Asia and plans continued expansion. The French Sole Facebook page is here, its Twitter feed is here. The London Sole Facebook page is here and Twitter feed here.
Below we see Kate in May of 2011 wearing the India (also called the Henrietta) style.
LK Bennett: Another London-based company, LK Bennett specializes in elegant, upscale merchandise, including footwear. Kate’s fondness for their products goes back to at least 2006, if not earlier. The company’s Facebook page is here and their Twitter feed is here.
Perhaps one of the best known styles thus far is the Greta wedge. Worn throughout the day preceding her wedding to Prince William, the black patent leather espadrille was seen again on the day after the wedding, as the couple left Buckingham Palace. The shoe was re-issued in May of 2011 as the Maddox Wedge.
There are several recent appearance with the Duchess in LK Bennett, below we see the ‘Art’ pump (aka court shoe) as worn by Ms. Middleton during a visit to Darwen Academy in April, 2011.
A shoe that is seen frequently, especially during both the 2011 North American tour & the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tour is the Sledge in light taupe; it has also been worn by Princess Beatrice and Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton.
Jimmy Choo: Kate has shown a growing fondness for the fashion forward styles of Jimmy Choo Facebook page is here,its Twitter feed is here. The Duchess has worn the glittering Vamp Sandal on many occasions, it was first noted at the BAFTA Gala during the 2011 Tour.
She is also fond of the the Cosmic Platform pump.
Kate also wore the Jimmy Choo Dart Sandal during the 2012 Jubilee Tour.
Emmy London: Founded by Emmy Scarterfield, the company specializes in bespoke bridal shoes but also offers less formal styles. Kate wears the Valerie heels in both carbon gray and chocolate brown, and carries the Natasha clutch in matching colors. The Emmy Shoes website is here and the Facebook page is here and the Twitter feed is here.
Le Chameau: This French brand’s boots have long been favorites of the country set, they are exceptionally well made, and a solid competitor to the Hunter brand. The primary Le Chameau Facebook page is here, the US Facebook page is here, with the US website here.
Kate is generally seen in the Le Chameau Vierzon (or Vierzon Nord).
This London-based company specializes in footwear made in Spain of all natural materials, Ms. Chilvers is credited with introducing the Spanish style riding boot to the UK. The company’s Facebook page is here.
Of course, the style everyone is interested in is the company’s Long Tassel Boot, shown above.