The Duchess of Sussex's go-to Rothy's shoe is comfortable and good for the planet, too.

By Rachel Sylvester
Updated October 16, 2018
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If there’s one thing we love, it’s a good shoe—preferably one that’s comfortable, practical and, above all else, affordable. It also doesn’t hurt if said shoe is a favorite of style queen and the Duchess of Sussex herself, Meghan Markle.

After announcing her highly-anticipated royal pregnancy on Monday morning, Meghan quite literally put her best foot forward while stepping out with Prince Harry’s on the first day of their official Australian tour. She packed not one, but two pairs of shoes for the occasion—swapping out her suede Stuart Weitzman Legend heels ($375; for a pair of black Rothy’s ($145, flats. If the latter brand doesn’t ring a bell, then clear some space in your closet and prepare to purchase the ultimate pair of comfortable kicks.

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We first fell in like with eco-conscious brand Rothy’s when it was revealed the shoe brand's chic, knitted flats were crafted from recycled plastic water bottles. But upon realizing the shoes are also machine washable (read: stink-free shoes you won’t have to toss out), like turned into full-on obsession–and Rothy’s solidified itself as our favorite sustainable shoe brand.

The brand sells flats in dozens of hues and prints, including leopard, hot pink, marigold, chili red and, of course, Meghan’s go-to hue of basic black. Rothy’s also boasts classic loafers and slip-on sneakers—all of which are made with stylish sustainability in mind.

In need of a comfortable shoe for your morning commute? Head over to to nab the flats before the inevitable “Markle Effect” causes them to sell out.