Here’s the thing about some of the most sophisticated, stylish working women in the world who we look to for inspiration: they dress sensibly for casual events. Even when they’re tending to their duties (think Kate Middleton making an appearance at a sporting event or Victoria Beckham paying a visit to her showroom during a busy Fashion Week), they appear polished. But, usually, they cap off their looks with a functional shoe.
Yes, it’s true: every professional power lady, FLOTUS, former FLOTUS, or royal owns sneakers. The brands they wear also happen to be quite affordable. In fact, not a single pair here rings in over $200. Read on to see the impressive collections that have wowed us through the years, then shop the cool kicks all the business babes seem to favor – perhaps even more than their black pumps.