described Kate Middleton's athletic footwear, and one of the biggest obsessions for Kate's fashion followers. After the Duchess famously played field hockey in her Aquatalia Rhumba boots during an appearance last November, the Italian brand wasn't prepared for the magnitude of the Kate Effect and promptly sold out of the shoes. This week, Aquatalia just re-released the Rhumba boot on their website.
“When the Rhumba was issued, we had no idea that it would be such a success, so the production was small,” Rena Krasnow, Aquatalia’s Creative Director, told the blog Fashionista.com
Sometimes, the knock-offs will do just fine. But if you're looking for a high boot to wear at your next field hockey game, there's nothing like the original.