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.
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 Low Top
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 treatement. The only hint of color is the blue logo on the sneaker’s insole.
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.
Vans Vault OG Authentic LX
Vans Vault offers premium verisons of classic silhouettes the brand is known for. This version of the Authentic sneaker has a white leather upper as opposed to the traditional canvas option. Other than that, the style is unchanged and includes a vulcanised waffle rubber outsole, tonal metal eyelets and a woven logo tab.
Veja Esplar 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 suede heel tab.
Nike Air Max 1 W
This version of Nike’s classic Air Max 1 silhouette comes in a Triple White colorway. The white suede upper is contrasted with white mesh underlays and a white Phylon midsole.
Adidas Ultra Boost Clima
Adidas gave its popular Ultra Boost silhouette an all-white colorway, offset only by silver ‘Ultra Boost’ lettering on the Fitcounter heel counter. The style includes a sweat-wicking Primeknit upper, a knit midfoot cage and boost cushioning.
Common Projects Origianl 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.