With summer behind us and fall on the horizon it's time to get back into gear with the basics. It's natural to get caught up in the array of multicolored, statement-making sneakers that are constantly hitting the market, but we are toning down the color and taking a look at some of the best duochromatic sneaker options on the market.
Easy to pair with almost any outfit, a strong selection of black and white sneakers is a formidable force in any sneaker rotation that you will find yourself returning to regularly. While we all love a bright pair of statement sneakers, it is the monochrome pairs that form the backbone of our wardrobes.
From the minimalist-leaning to the more ornate, we've rounded up a selection of monochrome sneakers suited to all tastes and budgets. Peep them below and find your latest pair of go-to sneakers.
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Norda’s 001 is one of the lightest and strongest pairs on this list. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy trail running or just need a reliable sneaker for getting around town, the 001 can do it all.
New Balance 550
The 550 is slowly pacing behind the Air Force 1 as a timeless sneaker that can be worn for various situations. If you’re fan of the classics these are right up your alley.
adidas Superstar ADV
It’s hard to go wrong wearing the classics, especially if it’s a pair of Superstar’s. Wear it the full track suit or just throw on some cargo’s to keep thing simple. Anyway you style it know you’re ‘fit is already proper.
Maison Margiela x Reebok Classic Leather Tabi Low
Reebok and Margiela's Tabi takes on a new look with some additional edits to the well known silhouette. By removing parts of the upper the sneaker transforms into a versatile shoe that's perfect for warm weather or just getting around the neighborhood in style.
HOKA Bondi X
By now the Bondi has been redesigned and has become a well known silhouette since first hitting the scene in 2011. Aside from providing over the top comfort, this black and white combo is stylish enough to wear anytime.
New Balance M990BS3
Easily one of the best 'dad' sneakers to add to your rotation simply due to the overall comfort and low key style the 990 is known for.
While the Runner has taken the backseat to Balenciaga’s marketing campaigns the sneaker is still one of the brands most popular silhouettes. If you’re looking to stunt and invest in a luxury sneaker, this duochromatic pair is one of the most flashiest sneakers out.
Visvim Lanier Hi
The great thing about Visvim products is that you can be sure you’re getting the best quality and your moneys worth. Don’t be surprised if you’re still wearing these 5-10 years later.
Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro
The Space Jams took the world by storm due to its unique use of patent leather and an icy sole along with being a performative sneaker with carbon plate technology. As far as retro Jordans go, this pair is easily top 10.
I think it’s safe to say Tom Sachs may have taken some inspiration from the Waffle as it’s one of Nike’s most popular and versatile sneakers. There’s no word yet if they’ll release a black and white colorway, but you can still cop these for a great price.
Suede Classic XXI
Another timeless silhouette that seems to just get better with age. Regardless of the amount collabs the Suede has had since its inception, the black and white combo is hard to beat.
Converse X Rick Owens Chuck 70
A classic pair of black and white Converse Chuck 70s is a staple wardrobe essential. But when it is given the Rick Owens treatment through an elongated tongue and exaggerated dimensions, the shoe becomes a whole other beast.
Stepney Workers Club Dellow Grand Cord
The Dellow makes use of a sturdy skate-ready vulcanized sole that's skate-read. You can wear these for daily use and watch the corduroy fade into a nice weathered texture.
Nike Dunk Low
With the barrage of over-the-top Nike Dunk collaborations that have hit the market over the past few years, sometimes it's good to go back to basics with a black and white colorway and remind us of the timeless design that made us love the sneaker in the first place.
adidas Supernova Cushion 7
The Supernova has been getting a bunch of new colorways recently but this this muted pair with the cement sole tops them all.
Nike Air More Uptempo '96
Although low top sneakers are typically more popular, you can still get a solid pair of mids that work for any season like these Uptempo’s with an icy sole. If chunky sneakers are your thing, these will make a nice addition to your rotation.
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