Kate Middleton’s engagement to Prince William brought a new era of royals and fashion. Being endlessly busy with touring royal duties and soon to be mother of three, Kate needs her shoes to be practical and fashionable. She has become the ultimate riding boots style inspiration. The boots are versatile and practical for unpredictable British springtime weather.
What is a riding boot?
Our founder and shoe design expert Iris Anson describes a riding boot as being, ‘a boot with a firm toe, a sturdy heel and a long leg length, usually knee high. The boot was traditionally made for horse riding, but now it’s a popular fashion trend, and a wardrobe staple for many women!’ Check out our founder blog post for an interview with Iris on how important fiiting is for you shoes. Here’s some riding boot style inspiration, and a guide of how to design your own.
Design your own boots
Anything the Princess wears is bound to sell out within the hour, so beat the crowds and show originality at Solely Original. Using our 3D designer, you become a designer, not just a customer. Every element of the shoe is chosen by you- including material, heel type/height, the colours and any trims or accessories. Before you design your own heels, here’s some advice on some things to consider.
Our shoes are available in standard size, or with a bespoke precision fit. Our fitting kit will be posted to your home and within minutes creates a mould of your foot. Or, including calf measurements for longer boot styles, guaranteeing a perfect fit.
Taking riding boot style inspiration from Kate, here’s how to design them! Here, we’ve used the brown dark tan shade of our soft leather range. This premium material would create a neutral base for any outfit. This makes it easy to style- pair them with light denim in the chilly Spring time or a burgundy tone during autumn season. The 5’’ heel height seems daunting but the block heel type is safe and sturdy. Still, you can personalise the heel height, and type, to your own preference!
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