White trainers are perennially desirable, the winning-touch to almost every outfit they bring an easy sartorial win to you wardrobe. We’ve rounded up the best white trainers to shop from now.
The longevity and versatility of a great pair of box-fresh white trainers is unquestionable. A constant classic in every fashion insider’s wardrobe, the popularity of white trainers never falters.
Trainers have seen a welcome comeback on the catwalk stage with dad trainers and chunky styles being the shoe du jour for street style favourites. From Balenciaga to Off-White, there was no escaping this chunky-soled shoe. While the desirability of that particular style doesn’t seem to be wavering for the sneaker heads amongst us, they are sometimes more difficult to style with our every day looks. Which is why the classic white trainer will always take top spot.
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Oh so palatable, the design has no doubt helped us solve many a sartorial dilemma. When we’ve been stood in a heap of clothes, running late for work on a Monday morning, the timeless shoe is the easy go-to we can reach for that won’t overcomplicate our outfits (and an already stressful morning).
Additionally, if you don’t want to just take our word for it, the recent slew of street style crowds that littered the streets during Paris Fashion Week evidently got the memo. Brit model Olivia Campbell styled optic white trainers with a caramel suit (the shade currently dominating the fashion circuit), and made us instantly want to adopt the 80s style aesthetic, not to mention the flood of statement trench coats we witnessed seamlessly paired with white tennis shoes during the fashion frenzy. Sign. Us. Up.
Staying within the neutral palette, tonal straight-leg trousers, suiting or even utilitarian trousers work in unison. Otherwise, white tennis socks teamed with a maxi dress or bias-cut skirt eases the statement piece into spring. Scroll through to see a few cool white trainers that will surely put a spring in your step…
Reebok’s Club C trainer is a forever classic. It may have started its life in your teenage wardrobe, but now it’s reached a new elevation as editors’ go-to white trainer of choice. Wear yours with loose-fitting tailored trousers and a neat sweatshirt for the ultimate fashion look.
In keeping with Primury’s minimalist aesthetic, their trainers are made from organic cotton and a tonal rubber sole. With zero branding and a clean pared-back look they are the perfect accompaniment to your boldest, brightest dresses.
If you want a shoe that delivers in both comfort and style by the bucket load, look no further. A firm fashion week favourite the Adidas Yung 1 trainer is a seasonless investment and will easily see you through from work to weekend.
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Puma’s Cali Triple White Trainers exude the kind of laidback Santa Monica style that we’ve longed to incorporate into our wardrobes ever since we first watched The OC. Style yours with fashion editor-approved straight leg jeans for an effortless look that feels cool for every occasion.
If you’re spending your time in binge watching Stranger Things, chances are you’ll have fallen back in love with the bold 80s-style trainers seen on every character in the show. A flash of pillar box red constructed from foxing tape gives these white canvas trainers all the retro-appeal we’re looking for in a new pair of kicks. Wear with a pair of white wide-legged jeans for a look that plays into the 80s-inspired aesthetic but feels completely modern.
The chunky dad-style trainer is the unexpected trend that fashion has fallen in love with. Though the Balenciaga Triple S will forever be the dad shoe that we aspire to, Topshop’s reasonably-priced alternatives pay homage to the Parisian house’s original style. Wear yours with a wide-legged jeans for a directional day time look.
Christian Louboutin has given trainers the red-sole treatment, and feel every bit as glamourous as the brand’s iconic silhouettes, but infinitely more wearable. A piece of luxury that you can wear everyday, master high-low dressing by pairing these spike-studded neoprene trainers with all your high-street and vintage wardrobe favourites.
White doesn’t have to mean plain. Your inner maximalist will love these pearl-embellished stunned white trainers. Thanks to gold revets and a faux-animal print side panel, these white trainers feel dressy enough to take you in to evening too.
Love the logo trend but prefer something a little more subtle? These logo-embossed Miu Miu trainers strike the perfect balance between understated and statement-making. Wear yours with cropped wide leg trousers to draw the eye to the shoe.
Elevate your look (quite literally) with these one-inch high platform trainers. Don’t be put off by their height, these trainers are made for walking with an ultra-breathable leather upper and resilient rubber sole.
Converse made up the majority of our teen footwear. Ratty, hole-ridden and largely scuffed: but boy did we love them. This time however, we’re pledging to keep them (mostly) clean and opting for a white platform iteration to help elevate our current shoe situation.
If you fancy splurging on some dazzling trainers, these Burberry kicks aren’t a bad place to start. Boasting a stacked sole and smooth leather (with Burberry monogramming, duh), you’ll be inundated with compliments all year when you whip these babies out.
Air Force 1 trainers will forever remain a cool classic. Compact and clean, the OG trainer is the icing on the cake, the boxy blazer to your longline tailored trousers, the Monica to your Chandler…you get the point. These are will flourish with a puff sleeve maxi and Matrix-style leather coat.
This chunky sole sets this style apart from the rest, plus the non-fussy leather material simultaneously makes it an office hit and weekend favourite.
An alternative to laces, these velcro strap Veja trainers are a minimalists dream.
If you’re still enamoured with the chunky trainer trend, look to a pair of trainers that will easily slot into your rotation. These sustainable Stella McCartney trainers will not only give your outfit an added edge, they’re made entirely out of vegan leather.
Stan Smiths speak for themselves, no? The legendary tennis shoe has a reputation that means they’ll always remain on trend. Fashion week attendees have soft spot for the sneakers and it’s easy to see why. Crisp, simple with a modern silhouette, what’s not to love?
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