While we all like to make a statement through a pair of colorful sneakers, the upcoming spring season also offers the chance to dust off a fresh all-white pair of shoes — and to add some to your rotation.
Sure, white sneakers can be high-maintenance, hence why Dr. Dre famously has a new pair of box-fresh white Air Force 1's for every day, but puddles and muddy parks are becoming increasingly rare as the weather warms up and we're starting to become able to strut carefree in white sneakers knowing that they won't get stained.
Plus, for all those with an affinity for more understated designs, a pair of all-white sneakers can bring together any outfit — as with almost anything monochrome.
Our picks include chunky silhouettes (see the EYTYS Sidney), as well as subtler, minimalist designs, and a good dose of running-inspired classics. Check out our favorite white sneakers on the web below. Or, if you're already stressing about your white kicks' maintenance, there are plenty of all-black alternatives to choose from here.
Shop the best white sneakers of 2022 below.
Prada Cloudbust Thunder Lug-Sole Sneakers
Prada's Cloudbust Thunder Lug-Sole Sneakers certainly don't fit into the understated, minimal portion of white sneakers. This pair is loud in just about every sense apart from color.
Maison Margiela Rubber Replica Sneakers
Margiela's Replica Sneakers are on the menu all year round, but this triple-white version coated in shiny rubber is ticking all of our spring/summer boxes. Hyper-clean and wildly versatile, they're everything you want from a pair of white sneakers.
ASICS Gel-Venture 6 Sneakers
Okay, they're off-white but that still counts. They're a minimal take on the retro runners that have been populating our rotations for the past couple of years. They're going nowhere style-wise and this understated colorway is here to stay, too.
Reebok x Maison Margiela Club C Memory Of Sneakers
Maison Margiela Club C Memory Of Sneakers
Reebok & Maison Margiela has been one of the most exciting luxury-sportswear collaborations on the market. The latest drop might be the most wearable yet. This triple-white take on the Club C features a host of subtle details to affect texture, giving the monochrome reissue big personality.
If you're in the market for a pair of white sneakers then the likelihood is that you're looking for something to wear day in, day out. That's where the classics come into their own. The adidas Samba is truly an icon at this point and this vegan update will be our (vegan) bread & butter this season.
adidas Forum Low Shoes
Staying on the subject of retro icons, our next selection is the adidas Forum Low. With basketball silhouettes an eternal fixture in our rotations, the Forum Low is an extremely safe bet, especially in its unimposing white-on-white colorway.
Joshua Vides x Converse Chuck 70
Chuck 70 Hi
Joshua Vides x Converse
This Chuck 70 is actually decorated with black 3-d polka dots all over the upper but you wouldn't know it thanks to a white shroud inspired by the coat that Joshua Vides uses to paint. When zipped up, the shroud creates a minimalist, white sneaker design.
HOKA Clifton 8
HOKA sneakers are renowned for their comfort and the Clifton 8 has taken that to new levels adding the brand's lightest and most energetic foams ever. Spring's arrival means the return of spending long days outside and the Clifton 8 delivers the cushioning that's needed for this.
Reebok LT Court
Reebok delivers an 80s throwback with a classic pair of tennis whites.
Acne Studios Cow Leather Mule
Two of the best footwear styles for spring are mules and all-white shoes. This pair from Acne Studios is both of those things.
Raf Simons White Orion
It doesn't get much cleaner than these sneakers from Raf Simons. Free from color or bold design gimmicks, this is the Belgian designer's take on an understated, essential shoe.
A chunky pair of retro sneakers, the EYTYS Sidney is a typical spring style.
Dover Street Market x Nike Dunk Low
Don't be fooled into thinking that this is a plain all-white Nike Dunk, at a second glance you will realize the upper is crafted from soft velvet.
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