The style is as timeless—and timely—as ever. There's a reason the white sneaker has become the go-to champion for so many sneaker stalwarts and DTC upstarts alike: It's a hero product, in the most literal sense of the word. As in, it's here to save you after you swore off sneakers for all of, like, a month, before you realized there's no loafer on earth as comfortable as your favorite pair of runners. Easy to style, endlessly versatile, and somehow always elegant, the white sneaker—in leather, canvas, suede, or even some high-tech knitted fabric—is a year-round staple, and it's here to stay.
BEST OVERALL WHITE SNEAKERS
In the words of Tony the Tiger: They're grrrrrrreat! Sorry, but they really are.
BEST SUSTAINABLE WHITE SNEAKERS
Thousand Fell started out the gate with white sneakers and a completely sustainable ethos. Since its inaugural collection, it offers unisex lace-ups and slip-ons with uppers made of white vegan leather and soles made of recycled rubber.
BEST OG WHITE SNEAKERS
The classic white sneakers that came before "classic white sneakers" were a bona fide thing.
BEST TIMELESS WHITE SNEAKERS
Timeless Italian style at a price that's tough to beat.
BEST ATHLETIC WHITE SNEAKERS
If it's good enough for Roger Federer, it should be good enough for every man.
BEST COLLABORATION WHITE SNEAKERS
Fear of God fearlessly updates an undisputed classic.
BEST WHITE RUNNING SNEAKERS
Sneakers so good we officially endorsed them.
BEST LUXE WHITE SNEAKERS
Koio's Capri sneaker is a favorite around thse parts. The low-profile silhouette and minimal detailing make it exceptionally versatile.
BEST ICONIC WHITE SNEAKERS
It's almost impossible to beat the Air Force 1. Aside from sitting at the very heart of the sneaker world, it looks great with almost everything.
BEST LIGHTWEIGHT WHITE SNEAKERS
Spiffy sneakers from a relatively new label that's all about sustainability.
BEST SIMPLE WHITE SNEAKERS
A tried and true classic, for under 100 bucks.
BEST UNIQUE WHITE SNEAKERS
For some chunky lifestyle sneakers, go with a reliable brand like Asics, who has function and fashion rolled into one.
BEST EVERYDAY WHITE SNEAKERS
These every day sneakers are an easy slip-on style that go with just about everything.
BEST ELEVATED WHITE SNEAKERS
In durable leather, these unique, aerodynamic sneakers combine a thick rubber sole with a sleek, laceless design.
BEST DESIGNER WHITE SNEAKERS
The only white sneakers that actually look good scuffed up and dirty, as is the Golden Goose way.
BEST CASUAL WHITE SNEAKERS
No frills, no fuss. The ultimate minimalist sneaker.
BEST LEATHER WHITE SNEAKERS
Italian leather and a soft interior lining make this lightweight, cushiony sneaker a go-to for days that require a lot of walking without skimping on style.
BEST MINIMALIST WHITE SNEAKERS
Rubber sneakers, simple and easy. Plus—they're on sale!
BEST WATER-REPELLENT WHITE SNEAKERS
You can't go wrong with a classic. This water-repellent shoe evokes a retro, tennis-court vibe.
BEST EASY TO WEAR WHITE SNEAKERS
The original 550 launched in 1989. More than 30 years later, and it's still a go-to, classic white sneaker.
BEST PLAIN WHITE SNEAKERS
The classic, versatile white sneaker at its finest.
BEST LUXURY WHITE SNEAKERS
Alessandro Michele's designs are still all the buzz.
BEST BRANDED WHITE SNEAKERS
Downtown sneakers from Prada with an Uptown sensibility.
BEST TWO-TONE WHITE SNEAKERS
Comfortable white leather with a slightly off-white sole? Perfection.
BEST CRAFTED WHITE SNEAKERS
These luxe, Italian-crafted white sneakers are fresh as fuck, and comfy, too.
BEST SLIGHTLY COLORFUL WHITE SNEAKERS
A white sneaker, certainly. A pop of color never hurt anybody.
BEST PREPPY WHITE SNEAKERS
These are preppy, sleek, and chic. Don't worry about scuffing them—they'd even look cool dirty.
BEST STUDDED WHITE SNEAKERS
White sneaker, red bottoms.
BEST EMBOSSED WHITE SNEAKERS
These all-white sneakers don't stray from their color palette to splay the Givenchy logo along the side. Instead, it's embossed, which is even cooler.
BEST "DAD SHOE" WHITE SNEAKERS
A reworked riff on the dad shoe to end all dad shoes. Sorry, 550 fans.
From: Esquire US