11 Iconic White Sneakers You Should Shop To Elevate Any Outfit

 
PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

It’s hard to go wrong with a pair of white sneakers! Jelly shoes, Crocs, and UGGs have all come and gone, but white sneakers have always been (and likely will always be) in style. White sneakers add their own special touch to any outfit that other footwear cannot attain. Add a pair of multicolored Air Force 1’s to your look, and it might match— but take that exact same pair of shoes in whitest-white, and it takes the outfit to a whole new level.


 
 

Think sneakers are only for the gym? You couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, they’re not even limited to casual clothing! Throw on a pair of Fila Disruptors with a midi sweater dress, and it suddenly becomes trendy and chic. In fact, most outfits work with white sneakers, whether they feature trousers, a skirt, a dress, or a sweater.

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY lisafolawiyo VIA Instagram

 
 
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PHOTO: COURTESY STYLE DU MONDE

 
 
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With instant style and comfort, white sneakers are a key fashion staple no matter your style. Find your white sneaker soulmate in this list of 11 iconic white sneakers.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Nike “Air Force 1” Basketball Sneaker

$90 at the time of publication

Released nearly forty years ago, the Nike Air Force 1 is one of the most iconic sneakers on the market. Its clean, simple, monochrome design makes it a staple across all ages and genders. Out of all white sneakers, this design may be the most versatile. If you’re worried that a bolder sneaker design might become dated, you can rest assured that this timeless leather-and-rubber shoe will never, EVER go out of style.

These white sneakers are available at shop.nordstrom.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Steve Madden Gills Platform Slip-On Sneaker

$48-$76 at the time of publication

Most white sneakers will add a street style touch to your outfit, but these platform slip-ons will give you a more preppy vibe. If you have a more formal sense of style, these sneakers may make you feel more comfortable than your typical pair of tennis shoes. And best of all, if you’re in a rush, you don’t have to worry about tying those pesky laces!

These white sneakers are available at shop.nordstrom.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Adidas Superstar Sneaker

$80-$90 at the time of publication

In the past five or so years, the Adidas Superstars saw an immense explosion in popularity. Originally introduced as a basketball sneaker known for its reinforced toe and non-scuffing sole, it hit the break-dancing scene, then the hip-hop scene, then the Instagram mainstream to become the pair of shoes that nearly every young millennial woman owns. The elements that make this shoe unique are its shell toe, gold detailing, and, of course, its iconic three black stripes.

These white sneakers are available at shop.nordstrom.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker

$80 at the time of publication

Made in collaboration with champion tennis player Stan Smith in the 1960s, this is a sneaker that actually earns its name as a “tennis shoe.” Its design is characterized by its rows of perforations in place of the traditional Adidas black striped, its green detailing, and the trefoil logo and “stan smith” lettering on its heel. The Stan Smiths seemed to take Instagram by storm around the same time as the Adidas Superstar, its sportier cousin.

These white sneakers are available at shop.nordstrom.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Vans Old Skool Sneaker

$55-$60 at the time of publication

While Adidas and Nike boast some of the most iconic white sneakers for the street style crowd, Vans have always been a staple for those looking for an alternative touch to their wardrobe, Though Vans brands itself as a skater brand, you certainly don’t have to be a skater to rock these low top Old Skools. If you want a little change from the typical Nike and Adidas sneakers but still want versatile and timeless footwear, the wave logo of Vans is the way to go!

These white sneakers are available at shop.nordstrom.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

Skechers UO Exclusive D’Lites 3 Sneaker

$80 at the time of publication

Skechers? In this day and age? I know what you’re thinking— Skechers went out of style the moment you graduated elementary school and immediately entered dingy dad-shoes territory. But with the return of chunky shoes, Skechers has unexpectedly shot back into the realm of “cool” shoes. Its near-bulky silhouette and mixed mediums of mesh, suede, leather, and even holographic material make it the new hottest sneaker trend. If that isn’t enough to convince you to give Skechers another try, it also features a cooling memory foam insole— can other shoes say they have that?

These white sneakers are available at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

Lacoste Straightset Leather Sneaker

$100 at the time of publication

The name of the game for these Lacoste shoes is clean and classy! This simple pair of sneakers is a stripped-down version of most white tennis shoes, featuring the classic Lacoste logo as its standout feature.

These white sneakers are available at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

Nike Air Force 1 High Top Sneaker

$100 at the time of publication

This shoe is all the classic Air Force 1 Low has and more! If you want a bolder look than a typical low rise shoe, the Air Force 1 High Tops will add an athletic touch to your look. Unlike its Air Force 1 cousins, it features a velcro ankle strap that lends it a retro appearance.

These white sneakers are available at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY ZAPPOS

 

Nike Classic Cortez Leather

$70 at the time of publication

The Nike Classic Cortez has a unique shape that makes it unlike any other sneaker on the market! With a sleek form interrupted only by the Nike dash, this shoe is characterized by its rounded toe. It originated as a running shoe, but as the typical running shoe has evolved to become more streamlined, it has now taken its place as a casual wear staple. Though it tends to rise and fall in popularity, the Cortez is undeniably an iconic classic sneaker.

These white sneakers are available at zappos.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY BARNEY’S

PHOTO: COURTESY BARNEY’S

 

Gucci Women’s New Ace Leather Sneakers

$650 at the time of publication

If you can afford this $650 shoe, you may as well show it off! The Adidas Superstar’s bougie cousin, this sneaker features three stripes in the Gucci colors, a gold embroidered bee, and a metallic snakeskin heel. It has also been the center of a questionable trend where its wearer squashes down its heel and wears it like a slipper, but we’ll let you decide how you feel about that...

These white sneakers are available at barneys.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY BARNEYS

 

Fila Women’s Disruptor 2 Lux Leather Sneakers

$120 at the time of publication

The Fila Disruptor has everything that should make a shoe ugly: an exaggeratedly bulky silhouette, a busy exterior design, and soles that resemble sharks’ teeth. It closely resembles its far more expensive cousin, the Balenciaga track shoes, which are most well known for being objectively ugly yet still popular. The Fila Disruptor has unexpectedly become one of the most polarizing shoes on the market— loved by some and hated by others. But you can’t deny— this chunky shoe is definitely a standout look!

These white sneakers are available at barneys.com.


Bonus:

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

Fila UO Exclusive Sneaker Keychain

$10 at the time of publication

If you’re as big of a sneaker fan as I am, you need this adorable mini sneaker Fila keychain. It even comes with a tiny shoebox!

This keychain is available at urbanoutfitters.com.

Style, Feel Good(s)Anna Choi