A smart shopper knows the best investments aren’t the fussy kicks adorned with every embellishment, but the clean silhouettes with just a hint of flair that’ll stick around forever. The appeal of white sneakers isn’t lost on anyone. The versatile shoe pairs well with anything, is relatively easy to clean, and even easier to scruff for a worn-in, grungy look. However you prefer your kicks—are you the Insta-Squatter with creaseless Air Force 1s? A floral and Keds kinda gal?—scroll through our picks of the 19 best white sneakers you need right now.
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Run Star Hike High Top Sneaker
You’ve collected every color classic Converse high tops there is. Allow me to introduce you to its edgier sister. Featuring a rigged sole, this iteration of the Converse high top was made specifically for hiking trails.
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530 Metallic Sneakers
Summer 2020 saw a resurgence of the sneaker you pulled out for gym bag for PE. Given the very chaotic state of the world at the time, it makes sense why a sneaker known for its accessibility and comfort became the newest It shoe. Since we’ll be inside on lockdown indefinitely, it’s a good thing New Balance sneakers never go out of style.
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NMD R1 Athletic Shoe
A light-as-air sneaker designed with a sock-like upper that hugs your foot like a blanket.
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Cariuma sneakers just make you feel good. Not only are they super light and flexible on your foot (no more “breaking in” periods), each shoe is crafted from self-regenerating bamboo and recycled plastics, so you know you’re doing your part to help the environment.
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Air Max 97 Sneakers
Are you really living if you don’t have at least one Air Max in your rotation? The Nike icon has been dipped in an array of colors since it was first released in 1997, but the white version easily…