I'm a shoe person, but I would never gravitate towards either of those pair. But, it was good to see Kate wear something different from her usual BORING style! So that's good! I'd like to see her wear something really unique - and with her clothing budget, why doesn't she?
Because she is not a unique individual. She has modelled herself repeatedly throughout her life to fit into the social strata she is aiming for. There are thousands, millions of women around the world with more style in the nail on their pinky toe than Kate has in her entire being.