There’s nothing quite like an unexpected shoe to change the entire vibe of an outfit. And while white sneakers are not exactly a wardrobe revelation, their transformative abilities can easily be forgotten in a feed of more fashion-led styles.
Trends aside, lately we’ve found ourselves gravitating back towards a more simple, minimal style of shoe—specifically white (or mostly white), classically shaped sneakers.
Whether it's creating a more relaxed vibe through their casual juxtaposition, modernising tailoring (potentially the most comfortable work shoe), or adding instant cool to more feminine looks, the styling potential of the classic white sneaker makes them a must-own in our wardrobe.
With endless options to choose from, we’ve managed to narrow it down to nine pairs we’re pretty sure you’ll never need to take off your feet. Shop our edit of the best white sneakers below.
Nike Air Force 1 '07 Craft
If you're a white sneaker fan, you've probably had a pair of bright white AF1's somewhere in your sneaker collection at some point. We'll forgive you for thinking this fresh release from Nike is pretty much the same too—but take a closer look. The OG smooth upper leathers have been swapped for a more textured finish, and a rough-look suede panel in soft beige has been added to the back. Shop them here.
Good News Organic Cotton-Canvas Sneakers
Made from organic cotton canvas, these classic sneakers from Good News are perfect if you're looking for a planet-friendly option. Not only does the thick rubber sole add a unique detail to a typically classic shoe, but it also provides extra cushioning for wear. Shop them here.
Thanks to its simple leather style it’s easy to see why this classic sneaker has become a cult favourite. Comfortable from the get-go (we can vouch there’s no breaking-in period) and featuring the brands subtle, yet cool 'V' stitching, these sneakers can be worn a multitude of ways. Shop them here.
Superga 2750 Organic Cotton Hemp
Superga’s have long been the go-to for a classic white sneaker, but the latest addition to their range is our must-have pick. Crafted from a unique blend of cotton, hemp and recycled rubber, these sustainable and durable off-white sneakers are the perfect, earth-friendly upgrade to your classic plimsoll. Shop them here.
PUMA Future Rider Luxe
The Future Rider launched in a bunch of wild, hyper-bright, 80s-style shades—but it wasn't just its bold colourways that made the sneaker a smash hit. The shape is a retro-meets-modern spin on the 1980 PUMA Fast Rider, and the layered upper gives it a textural feel that definitely lends itself to a white interpretation. Shop here.
New Balance White 574 Core Sneakers
If a chunkier sneaker is more your style, the New Balance 574 is the perfect middle ground. Easier to style than your typical dad-sneaker, the rounded toe brings a strong sporty vibe and the thick rubber sole makes them practical for all-day wear. Shop them here.
Re/Done 80s Basketball Perforated Leather And Suede Sneakers
Constructed from white leather and suede, this retro take on a classic sneaker by Re/Done is the perfect off-duty addition to any wardrobe. Shop them here.
Common Projects Original Achilles Low
While they may be an investment, you can’t deny the perfectly crafted design of Common Projects. If you’re looking to splurge on a style that will last the test of time—and ultimately reduce your cost per wear—these Italian-made sneakers are a worthy option. Shop them here.
Converse CT All Star 70 Hi
Arguably a classic in their own right, we couldn’t compile a list of the best white sneakers without including a pair of Converse. Our favourites are this high top pair thanks to the cool, relaxed, and vintage vibe they bring to any outfit. Shop them here.
Prefer more Earth-friendly kicks? Shop our edit of sustainable sneakers here.
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