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Everyone needs a pair of white kicks -- they go with practically everything and will never go out of style. Since they'll be a true staple in your wardrobe, these are the shoes you'll never have buyer's remorse for. White sneakers look great with jeans, work uniforms, and athleisure wear; ladies can even style casual dresses with white sneakers! (Why stress over a pedicure when you can just put on white sneakers with your dress or mini skirt?) The versatility of trendy white sneakers is endless -- plus, they'll match your entire closet.
These shoes really stand out from the crowd, and we rounded up shoes from our favorite retailers -- including the best options from Nike, adidas, Vans, and more. We also selected the best white sneakers for everyday wear, running, and even added some slip-ons into the mix. Whether you're going for a retro look or want to rock the latest street style trends, you'll find a pair on this list that matches your unique style. Now, all you need to do is keep them clean. We recommend keeping a bottle of sneaker cleaner under the sink just in case. So if you're cleaning off your shoe rack to make room for new shoes, make sure one of our picks for the best white sneakers makes the cut first. Here's our faves:
1. Our Top Pick for Men is a Classic
Nike Air Force 1 '07
Nike Air Force 1 '07 - Nike, $100
The Air Force 1 is always worth raving about: After all, this is where it all starts for sneakerheads. The clean lines make the Air Force a modern and comfy shoe, and the rubber midsole houses a Nike Air unit for cushioning -- and creates that signature AF1 silhouette we all know and love. The white leather sneakers are perfect for styling with all sorts of outfits (from casual all the way up to suits) We think slacks, jeans, and joggers are all great looks for the iconic shoe.
Available Sizes: 6-18
2. The Best Slip-On Sneakers for Men
Vans Slip-On Core Classics
Classic Slip-On Core Classics - Zappos, $54.95
Here's another shoe that's a popular choice for a reason. The iconic skate shoe is a great unisex style for anyone looking for a white sneaker that's easy for casual wear. The slip-on shoes will forever be a skater's favorite and a great pair of shoes to pack in your overnight bag for last-minute trips -- since they'll be comfortable for all sorts of adventures. They're true to size but only available in medium width.
Available Sizes: 3.5-18
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3. A High-Top Sneaker That's A Favorite Skater Shoe
Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi
Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi - Zappos, $74.95
If you already have plenty of low-top sneakers, already it's time to venture out of your comfort zone and get some high-tops -- they look awesome paired with jeans. These SK8-Hi shoes from Vans have durable suede and canvas uppers, along with a padded footbed and superior shock absorption for skating. Even if you don't skate, this will come in handy for walking and everyday wear. I like to pair high-top Vans with fun socks to show off. They're perfect for a denim shorts and band tee kind of day.
Available Sizes: 3.5-13
4. A Luxury Platform Sneaker That's Worth The Investment
Alexander McQueen Platform Sneaker
Platform Sneaker ALEXANDER MCQUEEN - Nordstrom, $695
Yes, these are a pricy pair of shoes, but if you want to splurge, these gorgeous shoes from iconic brand Alexander McQueen aren't your typical white sneakers. The bold sole is a statement, and they manage to be sporty, casual, and elevated at the same time. The Italian-made shoe is made with real leather, and if you take good care of them, these will be a statement piece in your wardrobe for many years to come because they'll never go out of style.
Available Sizes: 6-12
5. Our Pick For A Running Sneaker
adidas Swift Run Sneaker
adidas Swift Run Sneaker - Nordstrom, $90
These retro running shoes from adidas are a more fashion-forward and functional choice over the New Balance "dad" shoes that are such a classic. They have a knit sock upper, a removable insole, and the lightweight sporty shoe will do double duty as a running shoe and a pick for everyday wear. If these aren't your speed, also consider the latest Stan Smith shoes in white.
Available Sizes: 6-13
6. Our Favorite White Sneaker for Women Is A Retro Fave
Chuck Taylor® All Star® Core Ox
Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox - Zappos, $54.95
Converse Chucks will always be in style. The original basketball shoes are loved by so many who rock all kinds of styles: they look polished on casual work days, with T-shirts, or paired with cardigans, tank tops, or V-necks. Reviewers say to size down, and while these are the kinds of sneakers you'll need to break in, once you do they will be your favorite pair.
Available Sizes: 5-19
7. A Stylish Leather Upgrade to a Slip-On Sneaker
UGG Cahlvan Slip-On Sneaker
UGG Cahlvan Slip-On Sneaker - Nordstrom, $100
When you think of UGG, you may think of their classic boot. Their line goes way beyond boots, so consider these slip-on sneakers that are an elevated option if you like a clean, classic look. They have memory-foam cushion, real leather, and a slight platform, which looks awesome paired with jeans or floral dresses.
Available Sizes: 6-11
8. These Nike High-Tops are Eye-Catching
Blazer Mid '77 High Top Sneaker
Blazer Mid '77 High Top Sneaker - Nordstrom, $100
If you like the sound of a retro, '70s-style basketball shoe, you can never go wrong with these high-top options from Nike. Modern streetwear meets vintage with this fun and durable find-- pair these shoes with any casual outfit to add some old-school flair to your style. We love the logo and the unique textured accents at the front of the shoe
Available Sizes: 5-11
9. Our Favorite Platform Sneaker for Women
FILA Orbit Zero Platform Sneaker
Orbit Zero Platform Sneaker - Nordstrom, $90
I'll be honest, the FILA Disruptor II sneakers (the infamous chunky FILAs you either love or hate) weren't my favorite trend, but I'm obsessed with this muted, more modern option from FILA. They look pretty similar to the iconic shoe that went viral years ago, but this platform sneaker has a sculpted toothy tread look that looks slightly less bulky. The leather and the more unique sole make this an option that will be perfect if your style is classic with an edge. Still looking for a pair of Disruptors? Find them on Amazon here.
Available Sizes: 6-11
10. Our Favorite Running Sneaker for Women
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2 - Nike, $127.97
These Nike running shoes offer support and breathability when you're running on the treadmill or the road. The forefoot prevents rolling, and the foam heights provide soft responsiveness for a casual jog or a long run. If you want a shoe proven to reduce injury, consider this sneaker -- Nike writes it's one of their most tested shoes and gives that "walk-on-clouds" feeling.
Available Sizes: 5-11
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