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Finding the perfect pair of sneakers can be a daunting task for anyone, but the challenge becomes even harder when you’re a woman. Many of the most coveted sneakers only come in men’s sizes, and a good amount of sportswear brands still persist in offering women pink, glittery shoes. Thankfully, some brands are catching up with the times and offering sneakers that women will actually wear. Having brought you some of the black footwear every woman should own, now we’re shining a light on the best white sneakers for women.
While there’s no questioning an all-black sneaker’s place in any outfit, a pair of squeaky-clean white creps is essential to any woman’s rotation. No matter what’s going on from the ankles up, throwing on that new pair of white sneakers can make all the difference. Needless to say, preservation is key when it comes to white shoes, so you’ll want to invest in the appropriate cleaning products to keep them looking as fresh-out-the-box as you can before inevitably submitting to IDGAF vibes.
Brought to you by Highsnobiety curator Yulia Pankova, our selection includes dope white sneakers for women from classic sportswear giants adidas and Nike, fashion houses such as Prada, plus luxury kicks by Acne Studios and Junya Watanabe.
Find out what Yulia has to say about all the best sneakers for women unafraid to wear white after Labor Day below, and click through to shop her picks.
ASICS Gel Kayano 5 OG
“This ASICS pair is the perfect combination of a running silhouette and a clean triple white colorway. While the upper is filled with all-kinds of classic runner details, you can hardly see them through how bright this white-on-white colorway shines, which makes the shoe feel more sophisticated.”
Reebok DMX Series 1600
“If you’re a fan of chunky kicks, this is the sneaker for you. The chunkiness of this silhouette honestly slims your ankles, plus the ’90s aesthetics give off enough throwback vibes to secure it a spot as one of the best white sneakers for women on the market.”
Nike Zoom 2K
“Without a doubt, this is one of the hottest Nike general releases you can buy right now—whether you’re on the hunt for the best pair of sneakers for women or men. The super buffed outsole and retro upper are a perfect match. I love the vintage vibe this off-white and lilac colorway gives off.”
Y-3 Kaiwa Sneakers
“Y-3 shoes don’t need much introduction. The infamous kicks are already one of the best sneakers for women, but this new model features a futuristic leather upper, as well as foam bubbles at the midsole for extra comfort. Fun fact — the name of the model actually translates to “conversation”, which symbolizes the on-going collaboration between Yohji Yamamoto and adidas.”
“Arguably one of the best luxury white sneakers for women out there, Prada’s Cloudbust feature a technical stretch knit upper – making the shoes extremely breathable – paired with functional Velcro straps. Of course, they’re made in Italy for that added luxe appeal.”
Vetements x Reebok Spike Runner 200
“Mesh running sneakers are one of the best white sneakers for women as spring hits and there are so many to choose from right now, but if you’re looking for an upscale iteration, peep these from the latest Vetements x Reebok collection. They come with faux leather details for a more luxurious feel than your average sports brand version.”
Junya Watanabe High-Top Sneakers
“Do you feel like upgrading your favorite canvas sneakers this spring? Because I do. These high-top sneakers are beautifully simple in their design, but look really smart. Don’t be fooled by the stacked outsole — these shoes won’t come with extra inches.”
ACRONYM x Nike Lunar Force 1
“Nike is killing it with their recent collaboration with ACRONYM. This model is a refreshing incarnation of the classic Air Force 1, featuring a zipper across the side of the shoe and a 3D Swoosh. Overall just one of the best sneakers for women around right now and a definite cop for your tech-inspired looks.”
adidas Originals Continental 80
“For me, there’s nothing better than ’80s-inspired sneakers. I particularly like this adidas model’s upper, which comes in a nice soft leather material. It also features a split rubber cupsole for better flexibility.”
Acne Studios Steffey Sneakers
“I think strap sneakers look really cool, so here’s another option that proves Acne Studios’ is a top destination to cop white sneakers for women that’ll work with every fit. I love the two-toned midsole and Acne Studios’ signature face detail at the heel, and I’d recommend this pair for those who aren’t really into the sportier aesthetic.”
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- Curated by: Yulia Pankova