Credit: Photo: Jimmy Choo "Vamp" sandals

Hey now, isn't Kate Middleton supposed to be all about the struggling economy — recycling dresses and hats to be more like the peons? Maybe that just doesn’t apply to shoes.

Credit: WeirPhotos / Splash News Photo: Prince William and Kate Middleton Arrive at Claridges on May 8, 2012

According to Us Weekly the Duchess of Cambridge wore a white Roland Mouret dress to a dinner on Tuesday, along with Jimmy Choo "Vamp" heels that retail for $750.


The platforms have 4.5-inch heels, not that Kate really needs to make herself look even more tall and slender.

Us said these shoes cost a few hundred dollars more than her, ahem, "conservative everyday shoes," L.K. Bennett nude pumps which cost $325.

Chump change!