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Why Off-White Is the New White for Sneakers

Explore off-white with these essential sneakers.

Henry Phillips

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For years, pure-white sneakers have set the hot-weather footwear standard, but this season a slightly askew variation has taken hold. Brands are now offering off-white sneakers as an alternative to squeaky-clean kicks, from premium-leather low-tops to classic canvas high-tops. To explore the microcosm of off-white, we’ve compiled the best sneakers ready for the summer heat.

Chuck Taylor All Star II by Converse $75

Vans Snake Leather Sk8-Hi Reissue by Vans $95

1550 by New Balance $100

Air Odyssey Premium by Nike $115

Tanino Low by Buttero $265

22 Tennis Sneaker by Maison Margiela $539

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