While white sneakers always rule the dry summer months, these year ten distinct options are our picks to set you apart from the crowd.
White sneakers and city summers go together like peanut butter and jelly. While you can always count on white sneakers being a reoccuring theme each spring/summer season, it seems as though this year has brought about a plethora of fresh styles and intriguing silhouettes. A combination of brand new releases and revamped classics make up this years top white sneakers, with styles range from high fashion tech-wear to timeless silhouettes and everything in between.
Air Jordan Pure Money 4s
With resell prices hovering around the original retail, this classic colourway is going to be seen a lot as the weather improves. For those into the bulkier jordan look, or those looking to get into Retro Jordans but not knowing where to start, the Pure Money 4s will fit well into almost any outfit combination to keep it street and sporty, but also classy.
A distinct look in itself, the Vapormax in any white colourway is simply a no brainer. With comfort as its forefront, the shoe radiates an futuristic-athletic vibe and will distinguish any look from being too plain or boring. Don’t forget the upcoming white version of Virgil’s Collaboration as it will be one of the most highly coveted pieces in this list.
Reebok Club C
Similar to the Adidas Powerphase, the Reebok Club C is a more budget-friendly option to achieve the same look. Don’t be fooled however, as the multiple options such as gum soles and high-quality leathers and suedes will send this shoe into many people’s regular rotation.
Adidas Ultra Boost
Is anyone surprised? The all-white Ultra Boost has been consistently turning heads for the last few summers and this season will be no different. The recent A Ma Maniere x Invincible will be one to look out for, as the cashmere material shoe released during the holiday season is just waiting to hit the dry pavement. Even the massively improved 4.0 knit pattern will stand apart from just being another overworn Ultra Boost.
Alexander McQueen Thick Sole
A similar style to many sneakers out there, the thick sole differentiates itself from the classics and puts this higher-priced option in the spotlight. There have even been mimics such as a Nike Blazer with a thick sole and an all-white upper as a cheaper option.
Nike Air Force One
The shoe speaks for itself from its permanent place in pop culture. Throughout the last couple of decades, many have been doubling and even tripling up on this sneaker as the timeless silhouette is something that will always be around. Nike has made a significant push in recent month, releasing many similar all white collaborations with Don C, Travis Scott, Roc-A-Fella with more on the way.
Riccardo Tisci Chukka Dunk Lux
As a minimalist concept with Nike Lab on a classic Nike Dunk, the model has now been gifted with a simple colorway of white with red or black swoosh. The leather is high quality and the shoe has been designed specifically to every last stitch. An instant classic, the simple oversized-swoosh model can be found brand new for much lower than its original retail price.
Nike Air Max TN Plus
While there are so many classic Air Max models that take on a beautiful look in all-white, the TN Plus stands out from the rest. Now almost two decades old, the model continues to find new time in the spotlight as the visible air unit and multiple material stand the test of time. For those that admire a model that stands apart from the rest, but still close to the rest of the Air Max family, this one is for you.
Many basic silhouettes of leather and canvas sneakers have come in and out of style throughout the years, but this year the Veja Esplar will find its footing. A simple, subtly V on the outer side of the sneaker is the only real branding and the rest of the look is made up of a well constructed classic design.
COMME des Garcons Nike Air Mowabb
The underwhelming Mowabb has finally been perfected. Taking cues from the deconstructed Off-White Collection, The Mowabb collab will have suede rugged panels over a neoprene interior liner. The shoe doesn’t yet have a release date, but will certainly have a following when its time comes.
Words by Eric Cooper.