As Rick Ross would say, “B**tch, I got a Nike shop.” For every fashionista out there, here are 11 plain white sneakers that are way too cool for summer.
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White Sneakers: Big Fashion Trend
More and more fashion girls are opting to wear white sneakers with almost every look–from pencil skirts to micro-dresses—since these retro accessories are the way to pare down a formal outfit during the summer. Plain white sneakers were big in the ’90s (you can read 50 of the greatest sneaker references in hip-hop here) and, like most trends we’ve been blessed with this year, have come back in a big way.
If you’ve been hesitant to try the trend for yourself, never fear. We’re here to walk you through all the stylish plain white sneakers you can get your hands on (or, your feet in). Plus — some styling tips on how to rock them.
1. adidas Stan Smith
You can thank adidas Stan Smith for resurrecting this old school trend. Ever since Celine’s Phoebe Philo walked onto her Autumn/Winter 2011 catwalk wearing the trainers, the shoe has been reveling in its “the shoe of the moment” limelight with millions of fashion girls all over the world flocking to the streets in their perfectly manicured outfits and adidas Stan Smith sneakers.
We love how they can instantly dress down formal wear. You can put these shoes at the top of our wishlist.
2. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic White
Chuck Taylors will never go out of style, which is one of the many reasons they made it on Cute Outfits’ list of favorites. As everyone knows, the only way to wear Chuck Taylors is to scruff them up a bit.
So regardless of what color you invest in, make sure to get them dirty and worn. Otherwise, you kinda sorta really look like a nerd.
All Star Alternative: If these Chuck Taylor classics are too, well, classic for you, try the canvas Chuck Taylor monochrome high-tops instead. Just like the All Stars, they’re super comfy and versatile at the same time–and you get a little more ankle support!
3. Vans Canvas Old Skool
In our opinion, the real classic is these white canvas Vans. Much like Phoebe Philo rocked her adidas, we can definitely see these working with a pair of slacks and a loose turtleneck.
Vans Old Skool Alternative: If you really want to go old school though, check out Vans Sk8-Hi Core Classics. Not only do they look great, but they’re also really comfortable once you break them in!
4. FEIT Sneakers
Each shoe from FEIT is handmade which is why they’re sold in limited amounts. However, if you can get your hands on these, they’re incredibly comfortable and will last you years.
Plus, they’re super chic too! Each pair usually comes with two types of laces: cotton and leather, so you can switch them up whenever you want to achieve a different look.
5. Kam Leather Sneaker Kenneth Cole New York
The Kam Leather Sneaker’s super-cushioned sole makes it the ideal choice for urban hiking or a city adventure. What I really like about this shoe is the minimal detail—it’s all white and that’s alright with my wardrobe.
6. Lacoste Sneakers
For those who can’t get enough of plain white sneakers, there are millions of options out there, but one of the few that stood out the most to us was this Lacoste sneaker. Just like its other signature products, Lacoste keeps its footwear design basic yet undeniably stylish.
Lacoste is a classic brand that, in our opinion, is overdue for a comeback. Bring back the tennis dress!
7. Nike Sneakers
Nike’s Air Force 1 ’07 has been a bestseller for years now and there’s a reason for that: not only is it super comfortable, but this pair of sneakers make for the perfect streetwear outfit accessory.
We can see these worn with a mini skirt and athletic jacket. Can we get an Amen?
Air Force 1 ‘07 Alternative: If you want to upgrade your Air Force 1 ‘07s, try the Nike Air Force 1 Jester XX for a new spin on this favorite classic. They may look the same from afar, but these reimagined kicks feature an elevated heel and an interesting new take on the placement of the swoosh logo.
8. adidas Superstar Sneaker
Run DMC loves this shoe, you love this shoe, and hell yeah, we love this shoe. If the thought of an all-white shoe makes your fingers itch with the possibility of filth, why not switch it up with a black and white pair?
No, there isn’t that much of a difference, but think of all the great outfits you could create with this shoe in your closet! There are about 20 special editions of these iconic shoes, but if you have to choose one, you really can’t go wrong with the original white Superstars.
9. Saint Laurent SL/37 Signature Court Classic Sneakers
Who says white shoes are boring? These Saint Laurent SL/37 “Yeah Baby” sneakers are low profile and bold at the same time.
The classic cut keeps these kicks simple. At the same time, the “Yeah Baby” embroidery makes this our favorite statement-making shoe.
It also features a studded tongue that adds a subtle sexy touch to this classic pair of sneaks. So throw these on whenever you feel like your outfit needs a playful touch!
10. Veja V-10 Low-Top Sneakers
If you care about how your sneakers are made, the Veja V-10 Low-Tops are the perfect pair for you. The company behind these beauties is transparent about how they make their sneakers and won’t compromise on their ethics.
Veja ensures that their sneakers are made under fair trade conditions. They also use organic and recycled materials to make these eco-friendly and sustainable sneakers.
So if you’re worried about your carbon footprint, rest easy in these kicks. These textbook V-10 Low-Tops are a modern classic that you’ll definitely want in your closet!
11. Fila Women’s Disruptor II Sneakers
Some women give up on sneakers because they want their shoes to elevate them (literally). But you can totally achieve this with platform sneakers!
They can be pretty tricky to pull off. So if you’re a platform newbie, all-white is definitely the way to go because they’re easier to pair with outfits.
If you can get your hands on them, you can’t go wrong with Fila’s Disruptor II sneakers. They may look chunky, but they’re actually comfortable and feel relatively lightweight!
And an added bonus: they’re also durable and resistant to wear and tear. So for women who enjoy the added height, try these babies out.
However way you want to style them, plain white sneakers are totally a wardrobe staple! Even when they’re not the hottest thing in fashion, they’re still our trusty go-to sneakers that’ll work in virtually any context.
So a true fashionista will definitely have a pair (or two) of these babies in her arsenal. Fashion trends come and go, but all white kicks are here to stay.
Which plain white sneaker would you get? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook!
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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.
Sheila dickson says
Nike air force 1 all white I love those, I’m getting me a pair