Kate Middleton's go-to pair of spring boots probably cost way less than you think

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
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kate middleton sitting in dark green jacket, white turtleneck, jeans and dark blundstone boots outside with children
These iconic Kate Middleton boots are up for grabs — and they cost less than you think (Photos via Getty)

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As the self-proclaimed leader of Kate Middleton's unofficial Canadian fan club, I like to keep well-versed on all things Duchess of Cambridge. And while I could pen a dissertation on the hundreds of reasons why Kate is the ultimate it-girl, I'll dive into one right now: her style.

While the Duchess is no stranger to the glitz and glamour of the British monarchy, she's also refreshingly relatable. Take her go-to pair of sneakers, for example. Brand: Superga, price: $83. Her sandals? Brand: Castañer, price: $237.

On the topic of affordable footwear, her go-to pair of spring shoes are these $240 CAD/$200 USD Blundstone Chelsea boots (shop here in Canada, shop here in the U.S.).

kate middleton in white turtleneck sweater, green jacket, black pants, and blundstones boots, Kate Middleton is all smiles in her $200 USD/$240 CAD Blundstone Chelsea Boots (Photo via Getty Images)
Kate Middleton is all smiles in her $200 USD/$240 CAD Blundstone Chelsea Boots during a solo trip to Denmark. (Photo via Getty Images)

The Duchess first stepped out in the brand's leather Chelsea boots while visiting a kindergarten in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Feb. 23 and then again in early March during an outing to a Welsh goat farm with her husband, Prince William.

kate middleton in red scarf, jacket, and brown blundstones with prince william, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to a goat farm near Abergavenny, south Wales (Photos via Getty)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to a goat farm near Abergavenny, south Wales on March 1, 2022. (Photos via Getty)

On both occasions, the 40-year-old paired her practical spring boots with a dark olive green Seeland Woodcock Jacket (shop a similar style from L.L.Bean here).

While Kate may be one of the brand's most famous fans, she's far from the only one. Racking up an average rating of 4.7 stars from Nordstrom shoppers, reviewers say the water-resistant shoes are "perfect" for just about anything.

Blundstone Chelsea Boots (Shop in Canada)

Blundstone Chelsea Boots (Shop in U.S.)

Blundstone Stout Water Resistant Chelsea Boot in Stout Brown Leather and black lugged soles (Photo via Nordstrom)
Blundstone Stout Water Resistant Chelsea Boot in Stout Brown Leather (Photo via Nordstrom)

$240 CAD at Altitude Sports$200 USD at Nordstrom

The details

Crafted using premium leather, the Blundstone Chelsea Boots come engineered with impact-protection technology to provide wearers with shock protection and support in the heel.

The boot's cushioned footbeds can be removed and washed whenever you feel the need to freshen up, and their low, stable heels provide excellent traction on wet and icy surfaces.

Plus, the unisex boots are designed with extra-thick soles to insulate against cold underfoot temperatures, making them perfect for spring transitional weather.

What people are saying

Racking up an average rating of 4.7 stars, the Kate Middleton-approved boots have become a wardrobe favourite among Nordstrom shoppers.

"How did I live without these?" asks one reviewer. "They're perfect for just about any condition: cold, wet, dry. I'm not sure how I got by without them."

"Can't beat Blunies for comfort, waterproof and great tread in snow or rain," writes another shopper. "They look great with jeans, pants or skirts."

"I wear these boots literally every day," adds another shopper, noting that they're "so comfy and cute and the perfect height to wear with any jeans."

While reviews for the boots largely lean positive, some Nordstrom shoppers warn that Blundstone sizing can be tricky, and that breaking them in can be "hard."

backside picture of Blundstone Stout Water Resistant Chelsea Boot in Stout Brown Leather (Photo via Nordstrom)
Blundstone Stout Water Resistant Chelsea Boot in Stout Brown Leather (Photo via Nordstrom)

$240 CAD at Altitude Sports$200 USD at Nordstrom

I "can't wear them for too long," writes one reviewer. "The break-in period is hard." However, the shopper added that "these boots are beautiful, and the versatility makes the break-in period worth it."

Want to check out more Blundstone boots? Scroll below or shop the brand here in Canada and here in the U.S. for more royal-approved spring fashion.

Blundstone Water Resistant Chelsea Boot (Shop in Canada)

Blundstone Water Resistant Chelsea Boot (Shop in the U.S.)

white leather Blundstone Water Resistant Chelsea Boots with black bottom (Photo via Nordstrom)
Blundstone Water Resistant Chelsea Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)

$260 CAD at Altitude Sports

$225 USD at Nordstrom

Blundstone 1671 Chelsea Boot (Shop in Canada)

Blundstone 1671 Chelsea Boot (Shop in the U.S.)

Blundstone 1671 Chelsea Boot in black leather (Photo via Nordstrom)
Blundstone 1671 Chelsea Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)

$250 CAD at Altitude Sports

$215 USD at Nordstrom

Blundstone 558 Classic Chelsea Boots (Shop in Canada)

Blundstone 558 Classic Chelsea Boots (Shop in the U.S.)

woman wearing jeans and leather 558 Classic Chelsea Boots in Black (Photo via Little Burgundy Shoes)
558 Classic Chelsea Boots in Black (Photo via Little Burgundy Shoes)

$240 CAD at Little Burgundy Shoes

$210 USD at Zappos

Blundstone 500 Unisex Original Stout Brown Boots

Blundstone 500 Unisex Original Stout Brown Boots in dark brown leather with pull tabs (Photo via Altitude Sports)
Blundstone 500 Unisex Original Stout Brown Boots (Photo via Altitude Sports)

$230 CAD at Altitude Sports

Blundstone 181 Unisex Work & Safety Boots

Blundstone 181 Unisex Work & Safety Boots in dark black grey leather with pull tabs (Photo via Altitude Sports)
Blundstone 181 Unisex Work & Safety Boots (Photo via Altitude Sports)

$230 CAD at Altitude Sports

Blundstone 1604 Classic Chelsea Boots

woman wearing grey pants and Blundstone 1604 Classic Chelsea Boots in Blueberry (Photo via Little Burgundy Shoes)
Blundstone 1604 Classic Chelsea Boots in Blueberry (Photo via Little Burgundy Shoes)

$250 CAD at Little Burgundy Shoes

Blundstone 2064 Series Heel Boots

woman in light blue pants, red socks, and Blundstone 2064 Series Heel Boots in Rustic Black (Photo via Little Burgundy Shoes)
Blundstone 2064 Series Heel Boots in Rustic Black (Photo via Little Burgundy Shoes)

$250 CAD at Little Burgundy Shoes

Blundstone 1351 Series Chelsea Boot

Blundstone 1351 Series Chelsea Boot in Brown leather (Photo via Little Burgundy Shoes)
Blundstone 1351 Series Chelsea Boot in Brown (Photo via Little Burgundy Shoes)

$260 CAD at Little Burgundy Shoes

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