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The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her glamorous royal wardrobe filled with designer dresses and glamorous heels, but on Thursday she proved her athletic gear is just as stylish.

The former Kate Middleton stepped out for the King's Cup sailing regatta and showed off a more casual style than usual. Not only was she sporting a perfectly tousled ponytail, but Twitter account What Kate Wore spotted that the duchess was also wearing an affordable pair of sneakers by New Balance.

New Balance Women's 611v1 Cross Trainer

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Kate opted for the brand's 611v1 Cross Trainer in a light shade of gray, which perfectly matched her gray and black sailing ensemble.

Kate opted for a sleek and comfortable pair of New Balance sneakers.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Based on the product's description, it looks like the duchess values comfort when choosing the perfect sneakers. The 611v1 Cross Trainer features a memory sole insert for extra padding, while the upper portion's mesh fabric allows for extra breathability.

The Duchess of Cambridge also sported a perfectly tousled ponytail.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

The duchess paired the shoes with black shorts and a gray waterproof jacket, which Footwear News reports is the $155 Team Softshell Jacket by Gill. The sleek yet practical jacket has a fleece lining that probably came in handy when trying to stay warm while out on the open water.

Gill Women's Team Sotftshell Jacket

This isn't the first time the duchess has reached for New Balance when dressing down — she opted for the brand's Fresh Foam Cruz sneakers in a deep shade of navy blue during a visit to the Irish Football Association in February.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Nubuck

The Fresh Foam Cruz design also includes breathable mesh fabric and thick soles, so it seems like Kate definitely prefers to keep her feet well cushioned during her athletic adventures.

Bon voyage!

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