The Shoes of Royalty
Royals are well known for their impeccable sense of sartorial style. From shoes to coats, there are several things we can take away from their attire.
Jack loves these sneakers because they exude that classic Taxi look without breaking the bank. Additionally, their lace-up design helps ensure comfort for feet.
Early Life and Education
First shoes were simple leather foot bags designed to protect feet from rocks and debris, while by the Renaissance Europeans were drawn to what were known as chopines – long platforms with height of 2 feet that required attendants for balance when worn by wearers.
High-quality shoes remain within our reach without royal connections, however. The Duchess of Sussex wears Rothy’s flats crafted from machine-washable recycled plastic bottles; while Queen Elizabeth I had custom made gold leather pumps made by Roger Vivier made for her coronation ceremony. This has become a family tradition; both Queens Elizabeth I and II had also worn Roger Vivier pumps at their coronations ceremonies in 1937 and 1953 respectively.
Shoes serve more than one purpose; they protect our feet from rough surfaces and sharp objects that could cause injury. In the centuries since, footwear has also become a status symbol and an indicator of royalty wealth.
The Royal Family employs a large staff to assist them with daily duties. One member is dedicated to softening Queen Elizabeth II’s new shoes so she doesn’t experience discomfort when first trying them on.
Princess Practice for high school seniors on the 2022 Daffodil Festival Royal Court means learning the skills required to serve the community with their tiaras in place. But Princess Practice also provides them with real world education they wouldn’t get otherwise – giving these young women an edge towards future careers.
Achievement and Honors
Cinderella’s glass slipper may be an iconic princess shoe, but royal footwear has come a long way since Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale. For instance, the Duchess of Cambridge has worn several versions of L.K. Bennett mint velvet wedge heels she wore during her tour of India with Prince William in 2016. Meghan Markle may not officially count as royalty yet but the bronze velvet Jimmy Choo pumps she wore while visiting Belfast with Prince Harry make this list!
On wet days, royals require reliable Wellington boots; that is why Hunter Boot Company was awarded a Royal Warrant by Queen Elizabeth II herself in 1976.
Royalty has long been associated with footwear. Ancient Egyptian paintings such as the Narmer Palette depict a barefoot Pharaoh; sandal bearers could frequently be found within her court.
Royals remain known for their impeccable taste in footwear. Queen Elizabeth’s coronation shoes were produced by Roger Vivier; later that year they released an updated version.
Other companies, including John Lobb, Trickers and Crockett and Jones all hold royal warrants allowing them to produce shoes regularly for the royal family. Rayne began as theatrical costumier back in 1885 and also provides shoes to royals such as making repairs on shoes chewed up by Queen Victoria’s beloved dogs!
Few things could bring joy to a shoe designer quite like having Kate Middleton wear one of their creations during a visit to Leicester next week, as one lucky student at De Montfort University will get that opportunity when she makes an announcement about who her chosen designer will be.
NBA’s highest earners, such as LeBron James, typically sign signature shoe deals with Nike worth five percent of wholesale value plus product allowance. Players also collaborate closely with sneaker companies on colorways, samples and features for these deals.
Kanye West also has an agreement with adidas for his Yeezy brand, estimated by Forbes to be worth an estimated $400 million. West’s net worth comes from real estate, cash and music as well as his stake in Kim Kardashian’s clothing and shapewear line Skims which West holds a 5 percent stake in.
Kate Middleton boasts an estimated net worth of approximately $50 Million. This wealth was amassed through her online and catalog party supply business, Breakthrough Branding reported. Additionally, personal savings combined with royalties from Prince Charles’ wealth help cover her official wardrobe and travel costs.