White sneakers are a classic summer staple — and for good reason. The colorway is rooted in early 20th-century athletics, and over the years, the practical justification hasn’t changed: white reflects the sun’s rays, keeping your feet cooler than sneakers with darker uppers. Another major plus is their versatility — white sneakers go with most casual clothes, regardless of the color. Check out a few of our favorite options below.
Vans Authentic Core Classics
Vans classic silhouettes are ideal for the summer months and won’t break the bank. This version of the Authentic sneaker has a white canvas upper and includes a vulcanized waffle rubber outsole, tonal metal eyelets and a woven logo tab.
Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers
Superga, an Italian stalwart, makes these simple and reliable canvas sneakers. The design features a durable vulcanised rubber sole, a hefty canvas upper and metal eyelets. Branding is unobtrusive — a small woven tab logo is stitched on the side — and the sneakers have a gum rubber outsole.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Mono Leather Hi
These monochromatic Chuck Taylors have a premium leather upper as opposed to the traditional canvas offering. The style still features a rubber toe cap and outsole, but every detail on the shoe is given the all-white treatment. The only hint of color is the blue logo on the sneaker’s insole.
Reebok Club C 85
First introduced in 1985 as a tennis shoe, the Club C follows in the steps of Reebok’s highly popular Revenge, but with a toned-down look. The Club C’s have experienced a resurgence in recent years as the popularity of vintage and throwback sneakers have grown (see: Converse Chuck 70, Nike Blazer Mid ’77). It’s taken on an almost IYKYK following and the classic shoe doesn’t pander to the hype machine, making it a verified icon that’s equally deft on the tennis court or the sidewalk.
Tretorn Nylite Plus Sneakers
This classic tennis shoe features a canvas upper with a white-leather logo. Unique details include welted seam, a terrloth sock liner and tonal metal eyelets.
Adidas Stan Smith
Like Nike’s Air Force 1, Adidas’ Stan Smith has inspired countless imitators (including a few on this list). The OG tennis shoe features the brand’s signature Three Stripe motif, Ortholite cushioning and a durable rubber cup sole.
Nike Air Force 1 ’07
The Air Force 1 is a grandfather to countless basketball shoes after its introduction in 1982. The legendary shoe has inspired knockoff after knockoff, inciting famous cease & desists as well as countless queues for exclusive collabs and limited-edition releases. But you can always count on the total white version to keep your fit fresh. It’ll never get sold out nor go out of style.
Veja V-10 Leather Sneakers
Founded in France in 2005, Veja commits itself to producing fair-trade footwear that does not compromise on design. These sneakers, made in Brazil, have a white calfskin upper that’s complimented with an off-white rubber sole and a perforated leather toe-box.
Hoka One One x Engineered Garments Bondi B
Focused on making supremely comfy running and walking shoes in addition to performance wear, Hoka One One’s Bondi shoes are a hit with athletes and aesthetes alike. Its collaboration with venerated brand Engineered Garments turns the chunky shoe bleach white, but don’t be afraid to get them dirty.
Greats Royale Sneakers
Handmade in Italy, this sneaker features an Italian leather upper, custom rubber outsole and waxed cotton laces. The Royale is lined with soft leather for comfort — it also comes in sizes 7 to 15.
Koio Capri Triple White
Made with smooth Vitello calf leather, the Capri sneaker features a removable insole, a lightweight Margom outsole and a calf-leather lining. It is made in the Marche region of Italy and is available in sizes 7 to 13.
Common Projects Original Achilles Sneakers
Perhaps the most iconic luxury sneaker of the modern era, or any era for that matter, the Common Projects Original Achilles features an understated leather design with a stamped serial number. Made in Italy, the sneaker has a leather lining, a rubber sole and comes with a dust bag and spare laces.