The Best White Sneakers You Can Wear All Year Long
These white sneakers are the perfect, versatile footwear for both the gym and the street that you can wear every season. White might just be the new black.
Allbirds Women's Wool Runners
Wool might sound like a weird choice for a summer shoe, but the all-natural and sustainable fabric keeps your feet cool and dry, is soft enough that you can go sockless, and minimizes odor. These, in particular, from Allbirds are made with soft merino wool, are moisture-wicking, and are perfect for traveling. (Sound amazing? Try these other wool sneakers too.)
Adidas Ultraboost 21
Reebok Women's Classic Leather Sneaker
These Reebok Classics are white-hot again, thanks to a resurgence in retro-style street sneakers. Grab a pair to wear while it's warm - but TBH these will stretch from summer to winter and match everything in your wardrobe. (Related: Carrie Underwood Keeps Wearing This Celeb-Approved Adidas Sneaker)
Nike Women's Air Force 1 '07
This celebrity-approved sneak has been spotted on the likes of Hailey Bieber, Kaia Gerber, Bella Hadid, and more. The monochrome white kicks were originally created as a basketball shoe in 1982 before the retro silhouette became a popular lifestyle shoe. They're made of durable leather and are super comfortable, thanks to a cushioned foam midsole, plus your feet won't overheat while wearing them, since perforation along the toes offer additional airflow.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox
Vans Classic Slip-On Core Classics
There's rumor that the viral "Damn Daniel, back at it again with the white Vans" video was planted by Vans to increase their sales. Whether or not that's true, it worked - and who wouldn't love these classic slip-on sneakers? They have a padded collar and footbed for comfort and shock absorption, cotton lining for breathability, a slimmed down profile for flexibility, and a gum outsole for grip. Skater-turned-mainstream hasn't looked this good since Avril Lavigne.
Adidas Stan Smith
Your parents may have rocked these Adidas Stan Smith in high school or middle school, but they're coming back with a vengeance on athleisure fashionistas' feet. The minimalist style is effortless and cool, plus this version specifically has a sustainability factor, with 50 percent of the upper being made of recycled materials. (Related: 11 Chunky "Dad Sneakers" That Will Actually Look Cute On You)
APL Women's TechLoom Pro
APL sneakers were deemed so good they were banned from the NBA. So, naturally, you should buy them. On top of their performance features, the cushioned footbed is super comfy and the knit upper design makes them stylish enough to wear outside of the gym. (Need another reason to splurge on these? They're approved by Shape covergirl Khloe Kardashian, fitness guru for the Kardashian clan.)
Puma Women's Cali Sneaker
Hoka One One Women's Bondi SR
On Running On Cloud 2.0
Even if you're not all too familiar with the On Running brand, chances are, you've seen everyone from gym-goers to jetsetters sporting these babies. They're lightweight with a breathable mesh upper and lightly padded tongue and collar for added comfort. Not to mention, foam technology in the outsole ensures soft landings, while the CloudTec speedboard promotes a natural rolling motion of your foot for better performance and to help avoid injury.
New Balance Women's 411 V1 Walking Shoe
While they might resemble "dad shoes," chunky all-white sneakers are totally in. This pair from New Balance is lightweight, features a comfortable cushioned midsole, boasts mesh to keep your foot dry and cool, and the rubber outsole offers shock absorption and durability no matter the surface. (Related: The 2021 Shape Sneaker Awards Will Help You Pick the Best Pair for Any Workout)
FRANKiE4 MiM II White Braid
These white sneakers may come with a hefty price tag, but trust, your feet will be glad you spent the extra cash. Designed with the help of podiatrists, the footbed features cushioning around the heel to prevent pain, arch support to keep the feet and lower limbs properly aligned, and forefoot support to further reduce aches. Even with all this cushioning, the sneaks still look stylish: The upper is made with real leather and features a braided detail on both sides of each shoe. (If you're still suffering from foot pain, try these exercises for plantar fasciitis to better manage it.)