Meghan Markle Just Made Sneakers Official Royal Style With These Chic Kicks

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Meghan Markle Just Made Sneakers Official Royal Style With These Chic Kicks

Meghan Markle is embracing sporty style for the first time as a royal in super chic Veja kicks.

This story originally appeared on People.com by Maura Hohman.

The 37-year-old mom-to-be wore sneakers at the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, marking her first time wearing athletic footwear to an official royal appearance.

Meghan Markle paired the white and black sneakers—a $150 pair from French footwear brand Veja—with black pants, an official Invictus Foundation windbreaker, and KREWE sunglasses.

Meghan Markle wearing black and white Veja leather sneakers with Prince Harry at 2018 Invictus Games

Veja sneakers are known for their minimal, trendy designs, and more importantly, their sustainability. The tops are often made from tilapia skin or a leather-like material from curdled milk, according to Fast Company, and they’re also packaged by people who are struggling to find work, including individuals who’ve previously been incarcerated.

The casual kicks were certainly a change-up for the Duchess of Sussex, who usually wears sky-high stilettos at royal events. Earlier in the day, at a reception in Sydney hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Meghan wore black Deneuve bow pumps from Aquazzura. She paired them with a black turtleneck, black jeans and a white striped blazer from L’Agence.

This is the third time the former Suits actress has opted for an eco-friendly item this week. She shocked fans when she hit the streets of Sydney in black Rothy’s flats instead of the nude suede Stuart Weitzman Legend pumps she wore earlier. Meghan again sported the shoes, made from recycled water bottles, for a beach walk in Melbourne. She also recently carried a cult-favorite Gabriela Hearst Demi Satin tote, which is made from sustainable materials.

Even in her first trimester, Meghan is still stealing looks with this chic (yet comfy) off-duty look. Shop her eco-friendly sneakers below.

Black and white Veja V-10 leather sneakers

Veja V-10 Leather Sneakers, $150