Meghan Markle , the Duchess of Cambridge, wore Adidas Stan Smith sneakers Monday in New Zealand. But these weren’t just your regular variety. They were the special vegan leather version, launched this summer in collaboration with British designer Stella McCartney, aka ethical fashion queen.
The duchess chose the kicks for a visit to the Abel Tasman National Park, catching a helicopter from Wellington with Prince Harry. The trip took place during one leg of their royal tour of Australia.
The National Park is known for its golden beaches and native bush walks. Located at the northeastern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the park is a conservation area — hence the eco-conscious choice of footwear.
The royal couple was taken on a trail walk by one of the park’s rangers, who told them about the history of the region and the environmental challenges of protecting the habitat.
The rest of Markle’s wardrobe included a navy blue windbreaker from British label Seasalt Cornwall, which was worn atop a sweater by Jac + Jack and black jeans by Outland denim, which have been her off-duty staple during her royal tour. The duchess accessorized with a cashmere scarf by Loro Piana.
Markle also went the eco-friendly route with her shoe choice for an Invictus Games sailing event off the coast of Sydney. She wore a pair of French girl-favorite sneaker label Veja. The brand is produced in Brazil using sustainable materials in ethically run factories.
Earlier on Monday in Wellington, the Duchess wore the same jeans teamed with Stuart Weitzman’s Veruka black suede boots and a Club Monaco olive trench coat.