The only thing better than a fresh pair of white kicks is a fresh pair of white kicks with a gum sole. We at Highsnobiety know this and figured, with Spring on the horizon, it's prime time to explore some of the best white/gum sole combos on the market.
The appeal of the gum sole lies largely in its ability to transform even the most modern silhouettes into something resembling a retro runner. Combine the gum sole with a white or off-white upper and you've got a recipe for light spring greatness in keeping with the wild popularity of retro reruns right now.
Our selection of the best gum sole sneakers covers all sides of the sneaker landscape. From luxury iterations by Maison Margiela and Loewe through to more affordable staples from the likes of Reebok, New Balance, and adidas, there's a pair for every budget and style.
Scroll down to shop the best gum sole sneakers right now.
Loewe Flow Runner Sneakers
Taking design cues from the lightweight runners of the '70s, Loewe's Flow Runner is an outlier in the luxury sneaker game in that it's highly understated.
Maison Margiela Evolution Sneakers
We love shopping shoes with gum soles because it usually goes hand-in-hand with retro styling. Margiela looks back to '70s runners for inspiration for the Evolution Sneakers.
Salomon XT-Wings 2 Advanced Sneakers
Salomon's rise to fashion popularity and subsequent years-long domination of the sneaker scene is nothing short of astounding. While the French brand offers up some of the best colorways on the market, there's something irresistible about this classic white edition.
Nike Air Max 1
The Nike Air Max 1 is completely timeless and although many sneakerheads are toting it to be the next big name from Nike, we think that regardless of trends, it's a safe bet for summer.
Saint Laurent Court Classic Sneakers
Saint Laurent looks to a slimline, retro silhouette for the Court Classic Sneakers which feature a mostly mesh upper and traditional, court-ready gum sole.
Tom Ford Jackson Sneakers
Tom Ford gets in on the retro action, too. The Jackson Sneakers represent a side to Ford's output that we rarely see. Past the high-end tailoring, luxury velvets, suedes, and the like, there's a core of sturdy, traditional pieces.
Maison Margiela Replica Sneakers
When we think of gum sole sneakers, our mind instantly jumps to Maison Margiela's Replica. This luxury take on the German army trainer is characterized by its unchanging, retro sole unit.
Unseen Footwear Clement Sneakers
Unseen Footwear is a relative newcomer to the sneaker scene but with models as mature as the Clement Sneakers, you'd never be able to guess it.
New Balance 2002R Conversations Amongst Us
In collaboration with Joe Freshgoods, New Balance's Conversations Amongst Us series has seen some beautifully pared-back updates of the brands most-loved silhouettes. The 2002R above has to be our favorite of the lot.
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