In all honesty, sneakers are not usually my first choice when it comes to footwear. That being said, I still believe a good pair of white sneakers are definitely a footwear essential. On days when I know I’m going to be on my feet a lot, or when I want to add a bit more ease to an outfit, white sneakers never fail, so it's no wonder they are such a widespread staple.
We've learned a lot recently about prioritizing comfort, and when it comes to white sneakers, it takes almost no effort to integrate that energy into your everyday style, whether you're dressing up or down. The picks below work with anything from a lightweight dress to your favorite sweatpants, and are sure to get you plotting an outfit for them as you shop. Keep scrolling to discover 25 must-have white sneakers to add to your collection.
When I think of white sneakers, I immediately think of Superga. These classic canvas sneakers are truly timeless, and I especially love pairing them with dresses and skirts.
Made from renewable materials, Allbirds's eco-conscious sneakers have been my absolute favorite pair that I can’t stop wearing. They have that classic sneaker shape, but the look is elevated with the merino wool exterior, and they are quite possibly the most comfortable shoes I have ever put on my feet.
One of the most versatile pairs of sneakers I’ve ever owned has to be the Converse low-tops. They truly go with everything and instantly make your outfit look effortless in the best way. There's also a specific nostalgia I feel when I see low-top Chucks, but maybe that's just me.
If you’re on the hunt for a retro sneaker, look no further than the Nike Classic Cortez sneakers. These are technically running shoes (if you’re into that), but just imagine pairing these with a pair of light wash, high-waisted, wide-leg jeans. The '70s really were a great decade for fashion.
Veja’s updated signature Campo sneakers are made from ChromeFree leather, vegan suede, and rubber soles sourced from the Amazon rainforest. The neutral hues of these white sneakers can easily work for day or night, and are proof that sometimes simplicity is key when it comes to sneakers.
Hoka One One x Opening Ceremony
Hoka is the original chunky shoe brand known for remarkable, lightweight comfort, making it ideal for walking. When I heard that Hoka collaborated with Opening Ceremony, I knew it had to be good, and it did definitely not disappoint.
These sneakers from Common Projects are definitely more of a luxury option, but the utilitarian design makes them a wardrobe staple you can wear for years. The sleek silhouette creates a clean, streamlined look that would work with any outfit.
Loewe created the perfect sneaker but made it fashion. These white sneakers are a dream, combining design elements of track shoes and ballet pumps for the ideal footwear to take you on a busy day around the city.
My personal favorites from Veja have to be the 3-Lock Logo suede-trimmed leather sneakers. There’s something both fashion-forward and childlike about velcro straps that really does it for me. As always, Veja's white sneakers are made with the environment in mind, which is so important.
Another Converse classic with a fun update, the All Star Move sneakers are the high tops you know and love, but with a platform sole. These are perfect if you love the height that heels give you, but need a more comfortable option.
The Acne Studios Steffey sneakers have a velcro strap option, which the brand elegantly describes as “touch-straps.” Any variation is effortlessly cool, and it’s just a matter of personal preference.
I like to think of the Nike M2K Tekno sneakers as a subtle dad shoe. They’re chunky, but not too chunky, so they don’t feel tied to one trend and you can wear them for years. It’s also important to note that walking in these is what I imagine walking on a cloud would feel like.
When I saw these Bottega Veneta sneakers, I was immediately obsessed. The new Bottega has definitely been having a moment recently, and if you wanted to treat yourself to something that you haven’t seen all over your Instagram feed but will absolutely wear, these would be the move.