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.
Find out what Rhianna has to say about all the best white sneakers for women below.
adidas Originals Stan Smith “Recon”
“Classics never go out of style and adidas is one of the best when it comes to no-frills, classic white sneaker design. The Stan Smith above needs no introduction, but believe me when I say that everyone needs a pair of these in their wardrobe.”
Nike Air Force 1 “Shadow”
“I love classic sneakers, but I also love subtle upgrades that keep them fresh. These Nike Air Force 1 Shadow are actually twice as thick and feature a double swoosh. This model pays homage to the women of our generation who are the forces of change in their community, shaping the next generation of powerful women.”
“The ASICS GEL-1090 is a super clean silhouette, that is even better in almost all-white. It’s the kind of sneaker that you can wear for both lifestyle occasions and while keeping active. Its versatility has earned it a spot in my personal rotation too.”
adidas Originals Superstar
“The adidas Originals Superstar made a swift return last year and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, meaning we’re being treated to some of the best The Three Stripes has to offer. If Jonah Hill’s cosign isn’t enough for you, I’m not sure what will be.”
Nike Shox TL
“Nike’s Shox TL is such a beautiful shoe and, fortunately enough, this white colorway is also available in women’s sizes. The low top sneaker comes with a clean rubberized trim, paired with a red logo on the tongue, signature Shox unit, and super comfortable cushioning. An absolute must cop.”
COMME des GARCONS x Nike Shox TL
“If the above sneaker is too plain for you, then you can’t go wrong with COMME des GARÇONS’ recent blinged-out version.”
The Nike Cortez is the model that made Nike the company it is today if Phil Knight’s stories in Shoe Dog are to be trusted (which, let’s be real — why wouldn’t they be?). The classic leather upper, with a contrasting Swoosh and EVA foam sole unit, makes this simple design perfect for the warm summer months.
New Balance 530
“These beautiful new white sneakers from New Balance feature a mesh and leather upper with leather upper, complete with textile details. Your new favorite New Balance doesn’t have to be grey or made out of suede. This pair is a no-brainer!”
Nike Blazer Mid ’77
“Nike Blazers are a real kick of nostalgia and wearing them definitely makes you feel some kind of way. I recommend this fresh black and white pair because you can’t really go wrong with a contrast Swoosh and you’ll be able to wear them to and with anything.”
Reigning Champ x ASICS GEL-Cumulus 21 GTX
“Reigning Champ showed why it’s one of the best when it comes to minimalist design with its ASICS GEL-Cumulus 21 G-TX SPS. The GORE-TEX lining that helps weather-proof this shoe adds an element of functionality to an already beautiful design.”
adidas AlphaEdge 4D Reflective
“If the perfect balance between performance and style is what you’re after, the adidas AlphaEdge 4D reflective is the shoe for you. The next-level 4D tooling looks great under a monochrome (and reflective!) upper.”
Jil Sander Connors
“This is an elevated pair best reserved for more sophisticated occasions. Jil Sander really nailed this one.”
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews