Perhaps you consider your spring and summer sneaker rotation all taken care of — well, not so fast. There’s probably a pair you’re missing — a pair of the best white sneakers, the type of surprising workhorse sneaker staple that goes with everything from slim tan chinos and a white Oxford shirt to light wash denim and a classic pocket tee. There’s no telling where a pair of the best white sneakers can take you, and seeing as there are iterations available in rugged canvas and classic leather, you could make the case that you absolutely need more than one pair. Here are five to get you started.
Best White Sneakers to Shop Now
If at first a partnership between a footwear brand and a surfboard glasser and shaper seems out of the box, well, bear with us. While these aren’t a true all-white sneaker, we love the hits of black and the visual interest these bring to the table (and your feet).
Meet the affordably priced sneakers your wardrobe absolutely needs. A new entry this spring from J. Crew’s partner brand, we’ve been mighty impressed with what Madewell’s doing, including stylish men’s basics, super-soft tees, slim denim … and again, these affordable canvas sneakers.
Since when can a pair of the best white sneakers actually play a role similar to your favorite dress shoes? Since Beckett Simonon started making the throwback-inspired, seriously premium Morgen Classic Trainers, that’s when. Made with full-grain leather and water-resistant suede detailing, these can (and should) be worn with a khaki cotton suit and a white Oxford shirt this spring, casually and cool as can be.
There’s a pretty good chance that when you think of a pair of the best white sneakers, you’re thinking of a shoe like Common Projects – you might even call them the “OG” of the white sneaker world. Wear them as often as you can, and with everything from light wash denim and a grey tee to your best chambray suit. Just be sure to keep them clean.
While they didn’t invent the white sneaker, Greats has been among a host of brands that have looked to perfect it — and the Royale Blanco, made with premium Italian leather, is as sharp as it gets. Wear them with tan chinos and a navy polo for some high-low style.
Now that you’ve got a great pair of colorless kicks, check out all the best mod tracksuits to pair them with.