16 white trainers on the top of every fashion editor’s wishlist

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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. 

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

    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. 

    Shop Reebok Club C trainers, £64.95 

  • Primury

    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. 

    Shop Primury trainers at Matches Fashion, £110

  • Adidas

    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. 

    Shop Adidas Yung 1 trainers, £89.95

  • Puma at ASOS

    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. 

    Shop Puma triple white trainers at ASOS, £70

  • Arket

    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. 

    Shop Arket WOS33 trainers, £69

  • Topshop

    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.

    Shop Topshop white chunky trainers, £49 

  • Christian Louboutin

    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.

    Shop Christian Louboutin spike-studded neoprene trainers at Matches Fashion, £965

  • Nike

    White trainers: nike

    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.

    Shop Air Force 1 white trainers at Nike, £79.95

  • Adidas

    White trainers: adidas

    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. 

    Shop supercourt shoes at Adidas, £52.47

  • Veja

    An alternative to laces, these velcro strap Veja trainers are a minimalists dream.

    Shop velcro trainers at Veja, £100

  • Stella McCartney

    White trainers: Stella McCartney

    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. 

    Shop eclypse sneakers at Stella McCartney, £455

  • Adidas

    White trainers: Adidas

    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?

    Shop Stan Smith trainers at Adidas, £74.95

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