In a sneaker landscape full of overdesigned sneaker collaborations and garish colorways, it can be easy to get lost in the multicolor and overlook an essential of all rotations – the white shoe. There's no denying the versatility of clean white sneakers for men, whether it's to add a smarter touch to your ’fits or add some box-fresh shine to your summer look (for our women readers, you can find your white pair here).
If chosen wisely (and cleaned properly, unless you're going for that beater vibe), the right pair of all-white shoes will be the star of any sneaker collection. With smart looking options in canvas or leather – all-white kicks come in every shape and size, from the slick and smart to chunkier, retro silhouettes, designed by everyone from yours truly to Dior.
Below, we've curated a selection of white sneakers for men worth brightening up your rotation with right now, with price-points ranging from affordable to pricey.
Read on to view all of our favorite white sneakers for men.
Highsnobiety x adidas Originals ZX 8000 “Qualität”
We still have a few sizes of our limited-edition collaboration with adidas from earlier in the year. Using “Quality” as inspiration, we gave the ZX 8000 a premium leather makeover with minimal branding and a Boost midsole.
On The Roger Centre Court
On’s partnership with Roger Federer goes beyond the traditional athlete x sportswear company relationship, as the Swiss tennis legend is an investor in the company. His first sneaker, the lifestyle-oriented The Roger Centre Court, is a clean take on the classic ’70s tennis shoe with a modern-day performance tech.
Parley for the Oceans x adidas Ultraboost 21
The adidas Ultraboost 21 is one of the most comfortable sneakers around thanks to its huge Boost midsole. Thanks to adidas’ long-standing partnership with Parley for the Oceans, the shoe is also available in an environmentally-conscious, predominantly white colorway.
Dior B23 Oblique High
If you’re looking for a white sneaker and have money burning a hole in your pocket, the Dior B23 is the shoe for you. Modelled after the Converse Chuck Taylor, the B23 is a high-end take on a classic and features some of the best craftsmanship in the industry.
Raf Simons Cylon 21
Raf Simons’ Cylon 21 is part of the designer’s (Runner) collection and represents a pivot towards a new aesthetic, one we might not even be ready for yet. But considering Simons is always at the forefront of trends, and sometimes even too early for his own good (look at the adidas Ozweego), you’d be well off getting a pair of the Cylons now before they are sold out everywhere.
Jil Sander Leather Flatform Sneakers
Jil Sander exudes quality, craftsmanship, and considered design. While the brand can be a little pricey, it’s almost always worth the investment. These white leather sneakers are no different.
New Balance 2002R
The New Balance 2002R used to be a luxury running shoe, priced at $250 and aimed at CEO-level runners. Now, it’s undergone a sole swap and has a much more modest price tag. It’s also one of the cleanest sneakers on the market, so you’re crazy if you think we’d leave it off this list.
Stepney Workers Club Dellow & Lister
East London brand Stepney Workers Club specializes in high-quality vulcanized sneakers. While they may not look like much — and that's the point — once you get a pair in hand, you’ll realize why SWC sneakers are worth elevating above other vlucanized sneaker brands. For this selection, we’ve picked two of our favorites from SWC — the Lister and the Dellow.
Diemme’s Possagno sneaker — apart from being made in Italy — features a rugged Vibram sole that makes it outdoor-ready. I know the point of white sneakers is keeping them crispy clean, but don’t be scared to go off trail with the Diemme Possagno.
HOKA ONE ONE Bondi SR
HOKA ONE ONE has been giving fans of the brand more lifestyle versions of its popular performance sneakers. This Bondi SR is a great example, as it features the Bondi’s performance-ready midsole, but pairs it with a lifestyle-oriented leather upper.
Acne Studios Prey Leather Trainers
Acne Studios mixes various influences on this sneaker, most notably the lowtop ’80s basketball silhouette. As with all things Acne, this sneaker is very subtle and perfect for combining with different kinds of outfits.
APC x sacai Minimal Sneaker
If you want a minimal white sneaker that has hints of ’70s tennis shoes but is a little more elevated than the sportswear options, APC and sacai’s “Minimal Sneaker” is. foryou.
Salomon XA-Pro Fusion ADV
Although Salomon is known for its incredible colorways and gradient color schemes, the French brand makes solid, all-white sneakers too. This XA-Pro Fusion ADV is no exception, as it combines outdoor design elements with a solid base.
New Balance X-Racer Leather
The utilitarian New Balance X-Racer is also available in a predominantly white color scheme. The leather pocket attached to the shoe is left untanned, while the rest of the sneaker is all-white.
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