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Ditching sensible footwear seems to be a requirement when you’re a royal — even Meghan Markle has been known to don some pretty spectacular stilettos for less-conventional engagements. But Kate Middleton has proven she is the pioneer of fancy footwear in unlikely scenarios.Recently making headlines for unexpectedly playing tennis in heeled booties, this isn’t the first time the Duchess of Cambridge kept her footwear fashion in check while being at the top of her sports game.Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.Check out Yahoo Canada’s podcast, Make It Reign — our hot takes on all things royals in a non-stuffy way — on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. While on a royal visit to Coach Core Essex, Middleton and Prince William met with students to talk about sports — but it was when the Duchess took to the courts in her heeled, black booties that she gained some serious respect. (Photo via Getty Images) Bringing her A-game to the archery field, Middleton sported pointed-toe pumps while trying her hand at archery on a royal tour of India and Bhutan. Pairing her heels with a colourful wrap skirt and Paul & Joe cape, the Duchess of Cambridge proved she may not have the best aim – but she’ll look good regardless. (Photo via Getty Images) While most prefer cleats when playing soccer, Middleton proved royals do it different: wearing wedges for a game of soccer with children from three different Mumbai charities. Proving her competitive spirit, the Duchess didn’t hold back from kicking and passing the soccer ball. (Photo via Getty Images) On a three-week tour of Australia and Nwew Zealand, Middleton took part in cricket match while wearing, you guessed it, pumps. On the first official overseas trip with Prince George in 2014, the royal wore a red peplum skirt suit on the pitch with a pair of classic, black heels. (Photo via Getty Images) Middleton also proves that giving birth didn’t cramp her style. Three months after giving birth to Prince George, the Duchess was playing volleyball with young athlete. Sporting a blazer from Canadian brand Smythe, the Duchess finished off the look with jeans with cork-soled wedges. (Photo via Getty Images) Proving heels have always been her go-to, a six-months pregnant Middleton didn’t shy from sporting a pair of heeled boots in an intense game of ping pong with Prince William while in Scotland. (Photo via Getty Images)
Ugg and its relationship with high fashion is continuing to evolve and grow. Just last month, Y/Project debuted a collaboration with Ugg in the form of thigh-high Ugg boots. The boots have resurfaced in the brand’s latest FW18 womenswear show during Paris Fashion Week.Y/Project’s creative director, Glenn Martens, has described the shoes as “like putting your foot in a warm pot of butter, and I thought why not elevate that and immerse your full legs!” It’s been hard to imagine Uggs incorporated in a high-fashion look that was both wearable and stylish — until today.At London Fashion Week, it used to be about the Crocs and now it’s Z-Coil. British designer Christopher Kane is not stepping back from his reputation for launching the “ugly shoe” into the forefront of high fashion. During the designer’s London Fashion Week show on Monday, Kane unveiled clunky leather sneakers, each embellished with tiny crystals. Most noticeable were the sneakers’ springy heels, developed by Z-Coil, an orthopedic shoe company that touts itself as having “The World’s Leading Pain Relief Footwear” and notes that its spring-heel technology acts as both a shock absorber and a source of energy for the wearer. Only time will tell if these Z-Coil sneakers will be spotted all over the fashion “it” crowd, but if the past repeats itself, the “ugly” shoes will be everywhere.Speaking of which … During NYFW, resident cool-label R13 debuted Ugg platform sneakers. The model who wore them had on a leopard print pantsuit, matching ball cap, and black turtleneck. And, dare we say, she looked chic in the shoes?Yet there were some more outrageous shoe moments on the runway made by Jeremy Scott, who debuted his thigh-high moon boots, and they’re just as crazy as you would imagine.Designer Tom Ford took a more subtle approach debuting a new kind of footwear during his Fall/Winter 2018 menswear show: a hybrid between a slipper and a sneaker. Its top exterior looked like any other pair of luxurious, wear-at-home slippers. It featured a red velvety texture accentuated by a pair of black interlocking tassels. Yet its mid and outer soles were white and black, and both had a rubbery texture similar to a pair of Nike kicks. The hybrid footwear was styled with a snakeskin print bomber jacket, a black turtleneck, black zip hoodie, black cargo trousers, and sleek black sunglasses. Perhaps, this was Ford’s take on a new, glamorous athleisure look for men?But if past Fashion Weeks have taught us anything, these are likely to be the first of many eccentric shoes to come down the runway.During Fashion Week last season, Balenciaga sent models down the runway wearing bedazzled platform Croc shoes, which surprisingly sold out before they were even released. Christopher Kane, who first pioneered the “high-fashion” version of Crocs, debuted spongy heels. More recently, Chinese menswear label Sankuanz created sandal sneakers, aka velcro sandals styled over sneakers (yes, really).But who could forget the kind of fantasy footwear Alexander McQueen helped cultivate in the industry, such as his iconic armadillo boots that Lady Gaga famously wore during her Bad Romance video? The singer later bought three pairs of the armadillo boots for charity, spending a grand total of $300,000.Check back as we continue to update with the most eccentric shoes of the season.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Rainbow pride, mad plaid, and cheeky slogans: 4 top trends from London Fashion Week • The complete NYFW trend guide for fall 2018 • All the prettiest, boldest, and most powerful pantsuits from New York Fashion Week Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.