With winter slowly coming to an end, 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 duo-chromatic 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.
While the Runner has taken the backseat in Balenciaga’s marketing campaigns, the sneaker is still one of the brand's most popular silhouettes. If you’re looking to stunt and invest in a luxury sneaker, this duo-chromatic pair is one of the flashiest sneakers out.
For all of Salomon's expertise in creating top-tier colorways, monochrome versions like this are still the most wearable for everyday use.
adidas Originals Samba
Thanks to all the blokecore fans and Kendall Jenner co-signs, Samba season shows no sign of slowing down. This classic black pair will always be in style regardless of how many celebrities wear them.
New Balance MR530SMN
An underrated sneaker in New Balance's vast selection of retro runners, the 530 not only delivers a classic look but is also one of the brand's more affordable models.
Miharayasuhiro Wayne Trainers
Miharasuhiro's warped takes on classic silhouettes have seen an increase in popularity recently — and we couldn't be happier to see the brand get its flowers.
Merrell Moab Speed GORE-TEX 1TRL
Making sure that everyone knows that they're waterproof, this pair of sneakers is loud and proud of its GORE-TEX construction. Combined with a Vibram sole, it makes for a highly-practical sneaker.
HOKA Bondi 8
We always knew that HOKA shoes have seriously big sole units, but this black and white colorway really emphasizes just how cushioned they are.
Stone Island Grime Sneaker
Paying homage to the UK's grime scene, which has always shown love to Stone Island, this shoe includes all the tactile details we've come to expect from the Italian label's garments. That includes a reinforced molded military toe cap and an articulated sole.
Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro
The Space Jams took the world by storm due to their 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.
VEJA x Marni V-10 Leather
In order to make it onto this list, Marni appears to have scribbled all over a white pair of Veja sneakers with a black permanent marker.
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.
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.
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