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Everyone needs a pair of white trainers – they go with just about anything and will never go out of style. Since they will be a real staple in your wardrobe, these are the shoes you will never have buyer’s remorse for. White sneakers look great with jeans, a work uniform and Athletics to carry; ladies can even wear casual dresses with white sneakers! (Why insist on a pedicure when you can just wear white sneakers with your dress or miniskirt?) The versatility of fashionable white sneakers is endless — plus, they’ll go with your entire wardrobe.
These shoes really stand out from the crowd, and we’ve rounded up shoes from our favorite retailers, including the best options from Nike, adidas, Vans, and more. We’ve also picked the best white sneakers for everyday, running, and even added some slip-ons into the mix. Whether you’re going for a retro look or wanting to embrace the latest street style trends, you’ll find a pair on this list that matches your unique style. Now all you have to do is keep them clean. We recommend that you keep a bottle of sneaker cleaner under the sink just in case. So if you’re clearing out your shoe rack to make room for new shoes, make sure one of our picks for the best white sneakers makes the cut first. Here are our favorites:
Nike Air Force 1 ’07
Nike Air Force 1 ’07 – Nike, $100
the Air Force 1 always worth raving about: After all, this is where it all starts for sneakerheads. Clean lines make the Air Force a modern and comfortable shoe, and the rubber midsole houses a Nike Air unit for cushioning – and creates that iconic AF1 silhouette we all know and love. White leather sneakers are perfect to wear with all kinds of outfits (from casual to suit). We think pants, jeans and joggers are all great looks for the iconic shoe.
Sizes available: 6-18
Vans Slip-On Core Classics
Classic Slip-On Classics – Zappos, $54.95
Here’s another shoe that’s a popular choice for a reason. the iconic skate shoe is a great unisex style for anyone looking for an easy-to-wear white sneaker. Slip-on shoes will forever be a skater favorite and a great pair of shoes to stash in your duffel bag for last-minute trips, as they’ll be comfortable for all sorts of adventures. They are true to size, but only available in medium width.
Sizes available: 3.5-18
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Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi
Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi – Zappos, $74.95
If you already have a lot of low-top sneakers, it’s already time to step out of your comfort zone and buy some high peaks – they look awesome with jeans. These SK8-Hi shoes from Vans have a durable suede and canvas upper, along with a cushioned footbed and superior shock absorption for skating. Even if you don’t skate, it will be useful for walking and daily life. I like to pair high top Vans with fun socks to show off. They are perfect for denim shorts and a daytime band tee.
Sizes available: 3.5-13
Alexander McQueen platform sneakers
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Platform Sneakers – Nordstrom, $695
Yes, these are expensive shoes, but if you want to splurge, these gorgeous shoes from iconic brand Alexander McQueen are not your typical white trainers. The bold sole is a statement, and they manage to be sporty, laid-back, and elevated all at the same time. The Italian-made shoe is made of genuine leather, and if you take good care of it, it will be a centerpiece of your wardrobe for many years to come, as it will never go out of style.
Sizes available: 6-12
adidas Swift Run Sneaker
adidas Swift Run Sneakers – Nordstrom, $90
These retro running shoes from adidas are a more fashion-forward and functional choice than the classic New Balance “dad” shoes. They have a knit sock upper, a removable insole and the lightweight sneaker will double as a running shoe and a choice for everyday use. If that’s not your speed, also consider the latest stan smith shoes in white.
Sizes available: 6-13
Chuck Taylor® All Star® Core Ox
Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox – Zappos, $54.95
Converse Chucks will always be in fashion. Original basketball shoes are loved by so many people who wear all kinds of styles: they look polished on casual work days, with t-shirts, or paired with cardigans, tank tops or v-necks. Reviewers say to size down, and while these are the types of sneakers you’ll need, once you do, they’ll become your go-to pair.
Sizes available: 5-19
UGG Cahlvan Slip-On Sneakers
UGG Cahlvan Slip-On Sneakers – Nordstrom, $100
When you think of UGG, you might think of their classic boot. Their range goes far beyond boots, so consider these slip-on sneakers which are a high option if you like a clean and classic look. They have a memory foam cushion, genuine leather and a slight platform, which looks great with jeans or a floral dress.
Sizes available: 6-11
Blazer Mid ’77 high-top trainers
Blazer Mid ’77 High Top Sneakers – Nordstrom, $100
If you like the sound of a retro 70s style basket shoes, you can never go wrong with these high-end options from Nike. Modern streetwear meets vintage with this fun and durable find? Pair these shoes with any casual outfit to add an old school touch to your style. We love the unique logo and textured accents on the front of the shoe
Sizes available: 5-11
FILA Orbit Zero Platform Sneaker
Orbit Zero Platform Sneaker – Nordstrom, $90
I’ll be honest, the FILA Disruptor II sneakers (the infamous big FILA love it or hate it) weren’t my favorite trend, but I’m obsessed with this muted, more modern trend FILA option. They look quite similar to the iconic shoe that went viral years ago, but this platform sneaker has a toothy sculpted tread look that feels slightly less bulky. The leather and more unique sole make this an option that will be perfect if your style is classic with an edge. Still looking for a pair of Disruptors? Find them on Amazon here.
Sizes available: 6-11
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2 – Nike, $127.97
these Nike running shoes provide support and breathability when running on the treadmill or on the road. The forefoot prevents rolling and the foam heights provide smooth responsiveness for a relaxed jog or a long run. If you want a shoe proven to reduce injuries, consider this sneaker? Nike writes that this is one of their most tested shoes and gives that “walking on clouds” feeling.
Sizes available: 5-11