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 Rhianna Matthews, our selection includes dope white sneakers for women from classic sportswear giants adidas and Nike, fashion houses such as Dior, plus luxury kicks by COMME des GARÇONS and 424.
Find out what Rhi has to say about all the best sneakers for women below, and click through to shop if you agree with her picks.
GmbH x ASICS Kayano
“GmbH has recently dropped its take on ASICS‘ Kayano, and damn, it’s good! First spotted at GmbH’s runway show at Paris Fashion Week, these ’90s-inspired dad-core kicks are a really great pair. This collab features a chunkier leather sole and GEL heel, mesh and synthetic upper, and it’s finished with some reflective accents. Definitely a steezy summer cop.”
Dior “B23” High Top Oblique
“Next up, it’s Dior’s ‘B23’ high top oblique sneaker. Featuring an embossed canvas and calfskin upper, this is definitely a pair you don’t want to be beatin’ up. The translucent upper and all-over ‘Dior Oblique’ pattern are what make this pair truly special.”
Nike Classic Cortez
“Taking it down to a street level is Nike‘s classic Cortez in a triple white colorway. The low-top buffed sneaker is perfect for a casual day and keeping your ’fit cozy. Still, the Swoosh has paid great attention to detail, as seen on the clean stitching throughout the upper. You really can’t go wrong with this.”
adidas Originals Stan Smith
“adidas Originals’ Stan Smith is taking it back to the basics. This pair has received an update via a fine leather upper and an all-white premium design. As part of the recent ‘Home of Classics’ collection, these subtle leather shoes feature a triple-white color palette to amplify the smooth, minimalistic lines. A must-have for any sneaker closet.”
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 GARÇONS 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.”
Balenciaga Track 2
“Balenciaga‘s latest Track sneaker has arrived just in time for summer. This all-white nylon and mesh version features a layered upper made of 176 sections… yes, you read that right. Leaving out leather from the entire design, the shoe features metallic mesh on the sides and an additional metallic details element on the inner surface.”
adidas Originals Supercourt
“Another classic adidas Originals sneaker for you. This updated Supercourt arrives with a crisp court style with a new premium look. You can pretty much wear these kicks with any casual ‘fit, and they’ll stick with you a long while, thanks to the new premium materials.”