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Mon, 29 Oct, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Duchess Kate’s brilliant $27 shoe hack

Duchess Kate’s brilliant $27 shoe hack

As well as raising three gorgeous children, the Duchess of Cambridge also balances a jam-packed schedule of royal engagements.

When Duchess Kate is mingling with royal fans or conversing with various international dignitaries, we very rarely ever see her without her heels on.

After wearing heels for a few hours, they can be very uncomfortable and pain-inducing, but Kate manages to wear them throughout long royal engagements with a smile fixed on her face all because of a little-known hack.

It turns out the 36-year-old utilises Alice Bow insoles to comfort her feet while wearing high heels.

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According to a Vanity Fair article that has recently resurfaced, Kate slips the insoles into her heels, which are “designed to cushion the ball of your foot and heels, while being thin enough to fit unnoticed into any shoes”.

The insoles are shaped in such a way that they can even be worn with open-toe shoes without being spotted.

A royal insider told the publication: “Kate has ordered a couple of packets, she thinks they are great.

“The insoles are all handmade in Britain from fine Italian leather and promise ‘long-lasting comfort and confidence’.”

A spokesman for Alice Bow said: “There has been talk of the Duchess wearing the insoles, but we cannot comment either way.”

“We have seen a massive surge in site visits, however.”

There are a number of different insoles available on the Alice Bow website, including coloured and personalised options.

The insoles start at $27, making the product a clever hack that even non-royals can enjoy.

What are your tricks for making heels more comfortable? Let us know in the comments below.