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White trainers are perennially desirable, the winning touch to almost every outfit, whether worn with a dress, jeans or loungewear. We’ve rounded up the best fashion editor-approved white sneaker styles to shop now.
The longevity and versatility of a great pair of box-fresh white trainers is undeniable, given their ability to work seamlessly at the foot of even the most outré of outfits.
Indeed, trainers have seen a welcome comeback in recent years with dad trainers and chunky styles rapidly becoming the shoe du jour for street style favourites. Whether you opt for the chunkiness of a squeaky clean pair of New Balances or a pair of big and bold Balenciagas; in the trainer realm, there really is something for everyone.
Oh so palatable, the design has no doubt helped us solve many a sartorial dilemma. When we’ve been standing 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).
Read on to see the best white trainers that will take the guesswork out of getting dressed.
Best white trainers for women in 2021
Superga white 2790 jellygum flower bloom trainers
Dip your toe into the popular world of cottagecore with these flower-filled platforms.
Nike Cortez trainers
It’s been nearly 50 years since these running shoes were released and they haven’t deviated much from their original style or shape. Which is just as well, because we’re all about classics.
Golden Goose yeah panelled low-top trainers
Can’t decide which shoes go best with your outfit? These low-top trainers take the guesswork out of getting ready by covering all bases. Animal print? Check. Metallics? Check. Vintage-look gummy sole? Check. Bright laces? Check. Pastel panel? Check.
New Balance CW997 trainers
Monochrome can be maximalist and these New Balance beauties prove it.
Alexander McQueen deck lace-up plimsolls
Forget Alexander McQueen’s cult chunky trainers, the British brand’s newest launch, a pared-back pair of plimsolls, is where it’s at this summer. With a clean and minimalist look they are the perfect accompaniment to your boldest, brightest dresses.
Reebok Club C trainers
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.
New Balance 452 white trainers
A cult sneaker style for quite some time, this New Balance chunky retro-inspired trainer is a firm favourite for a reason.
H&M white trainers
White doesn’t have to mean plain and boring. This minimalist style with with a chunky sole and intricate detailing is enough to take you through to evening, too.
Common Project Tournament Super leather low-top trainers
For minimalists, Common Projects are the brand to rely on. Sleek, timeless and compatible with anything in your wardrobe, the Tournament Super will be your everyday favourite.
Adidas Falcon trainers
The chunky sole sets this style apart from the rest. A classic you’ll wear on repeat, it’s time to embrace the Falcon.
Veja Urca trainers
An alternative to all white pairs, these Veja trainers will go with everything in your wardrobe. From wide leg strides to classic midi dresses, they’re the do-it-all trainer style to rely on.
Puma Cali Star trainers
Puma’s Cali Star 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.
Warrior Shanghai classic trainers
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.
Miu Miu leather trainers
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.
Converse Chuck 70 classic high top trainers
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.
Burberry leather Arthur sandals
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), you’ll be inundated with compliments all year when you whip these babies out.
Nike Air Force 1 trainers
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 will particularly flourish with a puff sleeve maxi and Matrix-style leather coat.
Stella McCartney Loop trainers
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.
Adidas Stan Smith trainers
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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