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 JW Anderson and Acne Studios, plus luxury kicks by Maison Margiela.
Find out what Yulia has to say about all the best white sneakers for women below.
adidas Originals Torsion TRDC
“This pair is for those who are into hiking shoes but bored by actual outdoor brands. Part of the new season, these adidas Originals Torsion TRDC made the cut thanks to their shape, as well as the shades of white and grey color-blocking and suede materials. I know they’re not all-white sneakers, but it looks like we’ll get more colorful versions of this model soon. I can’t wait!”
JW Anderson x Converse Run Star Hike
“The surprise restock at the end of last year made me want these Run Star Hike by JW Anderson x Converse again. If you were undecided on copping this pair, its obscure yet appealing design makes them a must-cop in my eyes. Also, never underestimate a platform sole — it does add extra inches to the fit.”
Nike Air Force 1 “Shadow”
“I love classic sneakers, but I also love subtle upgrades to freshen them up. 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.”
adidas Originals Superstar
“Superstar forever, honestly. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this icon, so good news for the fans of this chunky silhouette — a lot of exciting things are going to come our way soon…”
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 GARCONS’ recent blinged-out version.”
Maison Margiela Retro
“Why yes, there are alternatives to luxury chunky sneakers! If you truly want to buy something other than any Balenciaga sneaker, please, consider this Retro by Maison Margiela. This extra chunky sneaker reminds me of two or three sportswear brands at once. It’s really something else.”
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!”
Reebok DMX 1200
“Reebok‘s DMX 1200 is the kind of shoe you want, because it’s so true to the ’90s aesthetics! Also, chances are you won’t see a lot of people wearing this (mainly because most Reebok sneakers tend to fall under the radar). It’s a good thing if you don’t believe in the hype, but care about how good the product is.”
Acne Studios Steffey
“Some styles will just always be here. This model features the classic tennis shoe silhouette, but also the velcro straps. The vintage-effect midsole is a nice touch for your more classy and retro looks. It’s easily an everyday shoe, but will still stand out thanks to its premium look and feel.”
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- Curated by: Yulia Pankova