A pair of white sneakers is a staple of any wardrobe when it comes to the warmer months. They are a versatile tool that compliment a seemingly endless array of different outfit options – neutral tones, bright colours, jeans and so on. Whether your style naturally gravitates towards that of a minimalist’s or you consider yourself a sneakerhead, here are our top picks for all-white sneakers to kick your spring and summer into high gear.
Nike Air Max 95 “Triple White”
Often regarded as one of the most comfortable sneakers of all-time, Nike’s Air Max 95 received a crisp all-white colourway earlier this year. The classic runner features its timeless elements – the sleek waves, mesh netting and signature air bags, that simply refuse to go out of style. Available across Nike retailers, the tonal white accents found throughout the design provide the finishing touches for the platinum sneaker.
OFF-White x Umbro Coach Sneaker
First revealed at Virgil Abloh’s SS17 show in Paris, OFF-WHITE’s collaboration with Umbro featured a revamped version of the latter’s Coach football model. Handcrafted in Portugal from premium leather, the design features a minimal upper with detailed tonal stitching. OFF-WHITE branding can be found on the football-style tongue, heel and insole, resulting in a product that truly retains its sports heritage.
The OFF-WHITE x Umbro Coach sneaker is currently available at select retailers for the price of $410 USD.
adidas Originals Superstar BOUNCE Primeknit “Triple White”
While adidas continues to revolutionize the sneaker world with highly coveted models such as the NMD and Ultra Boost, this reiteration of the classic Superstar BOUNCE silhouette features a Primeknit makeover. The Primeknit upper with a bold ribbed pattern and classic shell toe in a clean all-white colour scheme fuses the vintage elements of the sneaker with modern styling details.
With a sock-like fit for enhanced all-day comfort, this new rendition makes for a refreshing takes on a shoe that boasts a rich heritage in basketball and hip-hop. These new Primeknit models are now available at select adidas retailers.
Nike Air Presto Essential
Inspired by the minimalism and simplicity of your everyday t-shirt, the Nike Air Presto offers unmatched lightweight comfort that is perfect for strolling down sunny streets. The Phylon midsole and air-sole provide the model’s trademark lightweight cushioning, while the moulded mid-cage gives the wearer additional support. The stretch mesh upper and outsole groove further bolster the lightweight feel of the shoe, making it great for everyday leisure wear.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit
When news dropped last week that the the iconic Chuck Taylor All-Star was set to receive the flyknit treatment, loyal disciples of the immensely popular shoe had trouble containing their excitement on social media. Releasing on April 27th on the shelves of both Nike and Converse retailers and online shops, the implementation of Flyknit technology gives a sleek portrayal of the timeless silhouette. The shoe features a flyknit weave upper, neoprene lining and Lunarlon sockliner resulting in premium comfort in a crisp white.
adidas Y-3 Pure BOOST “Triple White”
Earlier this year, Yohji Yamamoto’s adidas line, Y-3, released an all-white rendition of the Pure BOOST. Like the extremely popular black and white Y-3 Pure BOOST from a couple of years ago, this silhouette offers wearers a breathable mesh material with a sleek futuristic design. Fused panels, a sturdy heel cap and the Y-3 branding found on the tongue and side make for icing on the cake of this overshadowed silhouette.
Common Projects Achilles Saffiano Leather Sneakers
Exclusively designed for MR.PORTER, Common Projects‘ signature low-top sneaker makes its presence known with a new tactile Saffiano leather option. Handcrafted in Italy, this now cult-like silhouette makes for a more sophisticated option in your summer sneaker rotation. Featuring a sleek design, this pristine white pair is a crisp and versatile choice that will set you apart from the Stan Smith crowd.
Find these at MR.PORTER’s online shop for a price tag of $400 USD.