The 10 Best White Sneakers Rated By Style For your Shoedrobe.
10 must-have white sneakers every woman should own to look cute and feel comfortable.
Like a white tee, a good pair of jeans and a little black dress, white sneakers have quickly
become a non-negotiable, wardrobe staple. Though first spotted in street fashion, white sneakers are now the basis of most outfits for any occasion.
From Katie Holmes’ sexy and sleek look on the carpet, to Hailey and Justin’s vibrant monochromatic statement to Emily Ratajkowski’s boho dress, there is clearly universal love for the white sneaker.
The perfect white sneaker is reliable and completes just about any outfit. Not only are they practical, but they’re stylish too… and they look good when they’re fresh and clean and when they’re worn-in and scruffy.
Whether it’s for casual work, running errands, a picnic with the girls or date night, white sneakers are the go-to shoe for all occasions.
But like any timeless must-have, finding ‘the’ pair isn’t so easy, especially as brands continue to release iterations that differ ever-so-slightly in material, stitching, silhouette, price and flair.
Not to worry, below is a list of crème de la crème white sneakers, made to suit every type of vibe.
Let’s not forget the OG Adidas shoe, also known as the Superstar. This shoe is made from premium leather so that smudges can be easily wiped off. The Superstar style honours the retro vibe of the 80s yet is perfect to wear in all seasons. Like Stan Smiths, they come in a rainbow of colourways, but opting for the plain white is always easy to pair with any ‘fit and look super sleek at the same time.
This French shoe staple is the talk of the town, made of mostly eco-conscious materials. Having been seen on Meghan Markle on her royal tour of Australia in 2018, Veja sneakers are irresistibly chic yet chill – and best of all they’re not extravagantly priced. Opt for a plain white pair or variations that have a touch of colour to spruce up any outfit. Veja also has a slip-on or velcro strap version of their iconic white shoe to avoid the hassle of loose laces.
Known as the ‘people’s shoes’ in Italy, these shoes have made a name for themselves all over the world. These classics are rather springy with the added layer of padding from the platform. This style of sneaker is truly adaptable, whether it be worn with a floral, summery dress or for a game of tennis – just like Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton did. It is bound to never go out of style. For a little extra height, go for the 2790s.
The most widely-recognised Adidas shoe – Stan Smiths. Known for its signature green heel and modern yet sporty shape, these kicks have transitioned from the tennis court to the streets and now to general wardrobes on mass. Due to its increasing popularity, the Stan Smith colour palette has grown largely so that every outfit can be elevated.
No longer are these killer kicks made to be worn crisp and squeaky clean… they’re just as cool to rock when they’re creasy and dirty. Though it can appear quite sporty at first, these can be paired with absolutely anything – from sweatpants to skirts or leggings to playsuit. Initially designed for basketball, this shoe is extremely comfortable and durable, meaning that walking and standing for long periods is effortless.
This minimal shoe is ultra-lightweight, and suitable for daily, casual wear or sport. The vintage appeal is provided by Reebok’s throwback signature logo. The padded bed provides extra cushioning so there is no pain or strain during long wear. While it isn’t the most obvious pick for a casual sneaker these sneaks will never go out of style.
Converse All Stars are the epitome of ‘versatility’, as stated by Timothee Chalamet who donned a pair at the 2021 Met Gala to complement his Haider Ackermann ensemble. Converse is often accredited for being light, flexible and easy to clean and maintain, having both the canvas and leather design available.
For a height boost, the Converse All Star Platform Ox is the way to go. For something more sublime, the Comme Des Garçons Converse may be more tasteful. It’s super contemporary and à la mode, decorated with adorable, little red hearts on the sides to jazz up the white sneaker.
New Balance has seen a resurgence on social media, with almost every social media influencer sporting the 550s. Much like the previously mentioned, they come in a range of colours, but it’s safe to say that a classic pair of white sneaks will never disappear from the trend cycle. This shoe is made of smooth leather with accents of suede for contrast. The varying colour tones give it some character and ensure that the white is not totally blinding.
There’s nothing more worthwhile than spending cash on a pair of long-lasting shoes. Best known for its Boost technology, the Yeezy brand provides maximum comfort like no other shoe. This type of sneaker is seen largely in street apparel due to its durability and lowkey but edgy design.
The Adidas Running Ultraboost 20 are the closest imitation to the Yeezy’s but are far more affordable. Like Yeezy’s, these are exceptionally comfy and easy to slide on. They feature which means they are tailor-made for long runs or rigorous workouts. These sneakers are quintessential for sporting the ultimate laid back look.
As the proverb goes, saying nothing can be the biggest statement of all, so when it comes to current, ready-to-wear fashion, all that is needed is a plain white shoe.