The 11 Most Important White Sneakers for Summer
NikeLab is like Nike, but it has a fancier name and does collaborations with high-end designers like former Givenchy man Ricardo Tisci.
These 'Pinnacle' Air Max 1's aren't a collaboration, or made with Tisci, but they are dressed up in fancy premium leather with a subtle off-white hue.
Another silhouette set for a big season is the classic Vans checkerboard slip-on; a skatepark staple for decades, but now a great option for adding a bit of kick to your white sneaker rotation.
You do have a rotation, don't you?
A rising name in the clean, contemporary landscape of Scandi fashion: Axel Arigato make high quality, low-key trainers that aren't (yet) totally ubiquitous.
All good things in our book.
Diadora, now there's a name we haven't considered in a while, but (stay with us here) those plucky Italian purveyors of '90s nostlagia are back with a clean new collection that features an array of old cult favorites.
Our pick of the lot is the B.Original Premium, especially if you're into the whole gum rubber sole look.
A premium take on those trainers that all the tough kids wore back in the day, the Reebok Workout has been brought in from the wilderness; with those lofty street style tastemakers now deeming it one of the 'In' trainers for S/S 17, which is very, very important.
A lightweight canvas classic, a slim pair of Supergas make for a fine addition in any discerning man's summer wardrobe.
They're Italian, too.
Adidas x Raf Simmons
A particularly marmite kind of sneaker, the Adidas x Raf Simmons Ozweego is nevertheless a runner with a serious fashion pedigree, worn on the trendy feet of trendy people who like wearing trendy things.
Having made its name with quality essentials that don't cost so much that you're forced to eat ramen alone in your room for a month because you can't afford anything else, it makes sense that COS' take on the white trainer is crisp, quality and very reasonably priced.
You can't have a white sneaker round-up without an appearance from the low-color king of leather tennis shoes—we're talking, of course, about Common projects.
A trainer to buy now and wear forever, we're taken by their latest iteration of the Achilles Low, which now comes with a subtle colored heel tab in green or navy, as well as an off-white sole.
A triple white update of the classic '1970s Ox', these low-top Converse are a timeless warm weather style that get better with every wear.
Representing more ostentatious elements, Paul Smith's flagship 'Basso' spring trainer is resplendent in skull strawberries, dinosaurs, flowers and rainbows...
And we want a pair.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.
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