Alexa Chung and the Duchess of Cambridge have a surprising amount in common, especially when it comes to fashion. They’re both partial to a floral dress (Erdem, if possible) and have appeared on the front cover of Vogue. But the biggest and perhaps most surprising thing they share? Their love for Superga sneakers. Alexa even became the face of the brand in 2011. She went on to create her own collaboration with the sneakers and her AlexaChung label, which features satin high-top styles in gold and white, along with darker hues.

Generally, both of them prefer to wear the more simple designs in either white or black with floral dresses or more casual looks such as skinny jeans and culottes (for Kate) or denim shorts (for Alexa). But what is it about these inexpensive sneakers that entice both these women who dress very differently? It’s a simple answer really: These trainers work with everything. They don’t belong to the in-your-face school of clumpy, “dad” sneakers, but they’re elegant enough to make an, albeit, small statement.

But perhaps the best bit of all? They’re completely affordable, which means everyone else can try dressing like a member of the Royal family or a fashion A-lister. Ready to see how Alexa and Kate style them? Keep scrolling to see their looks, and then shop our edit of the best styles.

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