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The 35 Best White Sneakers to Buy Now and Wear All the Damn Time

The style is as timeless—and timely—as ever.
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There's a reason the white sneaker have become the go-to champion for so many sneaker stalwarts and DTC upstarts alike: It's a hero product, in the most literal sense of the word. As in, it's here to save you after you swore off sneakers for all of, like, a month, before you realized there's no loafer on earth as comfortable as your favorite pair of runners. Easy to style, endlessly versatile, and somehow always elegant, the white sneaker—in leather, canvas, suede, or even some high-tech knitted fabric—is a year-round staple, and it's here to stay.

Looking to cop a new pair for yourself after you beat the last ones to a pulp? Look no further. From high-tops to lows, swanky designer versions to the classics that'll never go out of style, we've rounded up some of the best white sneakers available now. Pair 'em with anything in your closet and then go merrily on your way.

Lace-Up Sneakers

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THOUSAND FELL
P6,800 AT THOUSANDFELL.COM

Thousand Fell started out the gate with white sneakers and a completely sustainable ethos. Since its inaugural collection, it offers unisex lace-ups and slip-ons with uppers made of white vegan leather and soles made of recycled rubber.

Nike Air Force 1 '07 Sneakers

NIKE
P5,295 AT NIKE

It's almost impossible to beat the Air Force 1. Aside from sitting at the very heart of the sneaker world, it looks great with almost everything.

Classic Faux Leather Sneaker

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AMAZON ESSENTIALS
P1,501 AT AMAZON

Low key, low price, but highly—highly—wearable.

Classic Slip-On Sneaker

VANS
P3,385 AT NORDSTROM

The ideal slip-on shoe to transition from your WFH fit to one for the outdoors.

2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers

SUPERGA
P1,868 AT AMAZON

Timeless Italian style at a price that's tough to beat. 

Air Monarch IV Sneaker

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NIKE
$46 AT NIKE

The Air Monarch is a meme-ready—but eminently wearable—sneaker, and one of the most popular around.

White Club C 85 Sneakers

REEBOK CLASSICS
$85 AT SSENSE

The Club C is an oldie but a goodie, especially in this particular white-and-navy combo.

Vallely Sneakers

CARIUMA
$89 AT CARIUMA

Spiffy sneakers from a relatively new label that's all about sustainability.

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Stan Smith Sneakers

ADIDAS ORIGINALS
P5,256 AT AMAZON

The classic white sneakers that came before "classic white sneakers" were a bona fide thing.

Chuck 70 Sneakers

CONVERSE
P3,959 AT ZALORA

??The Chuck Taylor All-Star is the OG sneaker that every guy should own

806 Sneaker

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NEW BALANCE
$120 AT NEW BALANCE

A reworked riff on the dad shoe to end all dad shoes. Sorry, 550 fans.

Clifton 8 Sneakers

HOKA ONE ONE
$130 AT HOKA.COM

Sneakers so good we officially endorsed them.

V-10 Rubber-Trimmed Leather Sneakers

VEJA
P9,510 AT MR PORTER

These sneakers also got our seal of approval.

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Soft 7 City Sneakers

ECCO
P9,034 AT NORDSTROM

This sneaker is specifically made for walking on city streets. Just check out the name.

Air Max 95 Essential Sneakers

NIKE
P8,095 AT NIKE

They call it an "essential" for a good reason. 

Royale Sneakers

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GREATS
$179 AT GREATS

In the words of Tony the Tiger: They're grrrrrrreat! Sorry, but they really are.

'The Roger' Centre Court Tennis Sneakers

ON
P10,731 AT NORDSTROM

If it's good enough for Roger Federer, it should be good enough for every man. 

Ultraboost 22 Sneakers

ADIDAS
P10,000 AT ADIDAS

Your favorite running shoe—complete with all the signature details you've come to love—now rendered in recycled materials much better for the planet you love, too. 

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XT-6 Trail Running Sneakers

SALOMON
P5,149 AT SALOMON

The high-functioning, fashion-crowd favorite. 

Napa Leather Edge Mono Low-Top Sneakers

GOOD MAN BRAND
P10,956 AT AMAZON

Made from Italian napa leather, Good Man Brand's low-tops most certainly have edge, and are not only good, but great. What’s more, three percent of the proceeds from each purchase will be donated to the Why Not You Foundation, an NGO that empowers and prepares kids to become the leaders of tomorrow.

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Chuck 70 Sneakers

CONVERSE X FEAR OF GOD
$200 AT STOCKX

Fear of God fearlessly updates an undisputed classic.

Clean 90 Bird Sneaker

AXEL ARIGATO
$209 AT END CLOTHING

Axel Arigato: a Swedish label with a Japanese name that offers the coolest styles that crosses boarders. I mean, just take a look at this embroidered bird one of the sleekest pairs of white sneakers out there.

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Lockhill White Leather Sneakers

CLARKS ORIGINALS X 8TH ST. BY RONNIE FIEG
$220 AT CLARKS

Kith founder and expansive sneaker collaborator Ronnie Fieg and Clarks Originals joined forces. That's very good news for anyone looking to break away from the norm with a distinctive silhouette anchored by Clarks' much-beloved crepe soles.

Capri Triple White Sneakers

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KOIO
$268 AT KOIO

Koio's Capri sneaker is a favorite around these parts. The low-profile silhouette and minimal detailing make it exceptionally versatile.

450 'Cloud White' Sneakers

YEEZY
$300 AT STOCKX

A design from the wild mind of the artist formerly known as Kanye West. Though, a great deal of credit should probably be given to the influence of Zaha Hadid.

Sierra Sneakers

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TO BOOT NEW YORK
P21,180 AT NORDSTROM

Proof the team at To Boot doesn't just make mighty fine boots; they also do a damn good sneaker.

Vulcanized Canvas Mid-Top Sneakers

OFF-WHITE
$365 AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

"X" marks the spot with this high-top sneaker from Off-White.

Original Achilles Sneakers

COMMON PROJECTS
P25,246 AT NORDSTROM

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An OG of the game is still one of the very best on the market. It's clean and sleek, and finished with CP's signature gold-foil branding.

Replica Suede and Leather Sneakers

MAISON MARGIELA
$485 AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

The German Army Trainer, tweaked ever-so-slightly by one of the most fashion-y fashion houses in the world.

Off-White Tennis Sneakers

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FEAR OF GOD
$595 AT SSENSE

Another stellar option from the folks at Fear of God—this one is a sneaker that serves an ace.

White Purestar Sneakers

GOLDEN GOOSE
$386 AT SSENSE

Go ahead, beat these shoes up with abandon; that's the whole point point behind Golden Goose.

06 Signature Logo Leather Low-Top Sneakers

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SAINT LAURENT
$595 AT NEIMAN MARCUS

Leave it to Saint Laurent to imbue white sneakers with its characteristic rocker edge by way of a subtle leopard detail.

Ace Embroidered Sneaker

GUCCI
$740 AT GUCCI

Seven years (!) after being named creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele's designs are still all the buzz.

Downtown Leather Sneakers

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PRADA
$990 AT PRADA

Downtown sneakers from Prada with an Uptown sensibility.

Triple S Low-Top Sneaker

BALENCIAGA
P61,562 AT NORDSTROM

A sneaker that's so money even the Federal Reserve can't handle it.

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Barry Samaha
Barry Samaha is the style commerce editor at Esquire, where he covers all things fashion and grooming. Previously, he was an editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Surface, and WWD, along with overseeing editorial content at Tod’s Group. He has also written for The Daily Beast, Coveteur, Departures, Paper, Bustle Group, Forbes, and many more. He is based in New York City and can't seem to find enough closet space for all his shoes.
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