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 the weather heating up, it’s the perfect 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 Off-White™ and Maison Margiela through to more affordable staples from the likes of New Balance, adidas, and Reebok, there's a pair for every budget and style.
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Reebok Workout Low
The Reebok Workout Low is one of the OGs in the world of gum sole sneakers. This silhouette doesn't need any tricks to make it feel more retro — it is retro through and through.
Off-White™ "Out Of Office" Sneakers
Off-White™'s new flagship sneaker, the aptly named "Out Of Office" Sneaker sees a white upper/gum sole makeover for SS21. Thanks to its familiar silhouette, this pair feels like a natural gum-sole candidate.
adidas Samba Vegan Shoes
Samba Vegan Shoes
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The adidas Samba is having a moment. While the model is a perennial rotation member, a string of collaborations has positioned it as a highlight for the coming season. Here it is in its original, gum-soled glory.
New Balance Numeric 508
New Balance's Numeric 508 is the skate shoe that borrows style cues from indoor football boots and deserves to be in your lifestyle rotation. That's a lot of genres to cross, but the Numeric 508 does it effortlessly.
Salomon XT-Wings 2 Low-Top Sneakers
XT-Wings 2 Low-Top Sneakers
Salomon's XT-Wings 2 was always going to crop up for Spring/Summer 2021. After a year to rival any other shoe, the hiking-infused sneaker is set to have a summer to remember, especially with gum-sole colorways like this one.
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.
Nike Leather Killshot 2 Sneakers
Nike's Killshot 2 is one of the Swoosh's easier models to style. Whether you're sporting tailored trousers or swimming shorts, this vintage-style pair looks and feels like the perfect choice.
Sunnei Leather Dreamy Sneakers
Milan-based label Sunnei's approach to luxury style puts fun at the forefront. Exaggerated silhouettes cut dramatic shapes and the Dreamy Sneakers are no exception. This pared-back colorway puts the focus firmly on the oversized shape.
On The Roger Clubhouse Sneakers
Is there anything that Federer can't do? The Swiss athlete recently teamed up with On to add 'sneaker designer' to the list.
Loewe Soft Sneakers
While many luxury sneakers opt for out-there designs to make their mark, Loewe's Soft Sneakers take a more understated path. A simple white/gum sole colorway fill out the tennis sneaker effortlessly.
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