The Freshest White Sneakers To See You Into 2020
Everyone needs a pair of crisp white sneakers. Sure, they might throw you into a state of constant anxiety at the prospect getting them dirty every time look at them, but the high of that first wear is worth chasing. Plus, as the hardest working item in your wardrobe, they go with every outfit in your roster. A stylish pair of white sneakers is well worth investing in. Here's our pick of the best.
Veja is at the forefront of pushing for ethical footwear with sneakers made from recycled and sustainably sourced materials. This leather pair with green detailing will put a spring in your step.
With plenty of signature Off-White detailing—the red zip tie, the arrows and heels which read 'THIS' and 'THAT'—these sneakers are a great way to make a statement while keeping things neutral.
While the Stan Smith trend shows no sign of slowing, we're also a fan of the shape of their Originals, especially this reissue of an Eighties pair of tennis shoes with a navy and red trim.
4| A Day's March
Swedish brand A Day’s March is all about understated, well-crafted essentials that will give you years of hardy service. These impossibly crisp white sneakers, made from Italian calf leather, are testament to that.
Marching sneakers, £145, adaysmarch.co.uk
Go two-footed into the logomania trend with these canvas white sneakers which feature the Givenchy name printed on the side. Subtlety is truly over-rated.
Once the trainer of playground tearaways, the Reebok Workout has been co-opted as a retro throwback without all the fluoro trimmings: simple, solid and commonly seen in your local mid-gentrification hotspot.
Workout Ripple OG, £45, endclothing.com
Clean as a whistle with a nice, chunky, gummy sole, consider these an 'in-the-know' choice from a Lisbon-based brand that has only been around since 2014, but is already doing great things—including some impeccable green credentials.
JAK' Legacy White, £142, jakshoes.com
If Michele Alessandro's Gucci is the perfect blend of punchy and taste, consider the watersnake sneakers the center of his fur-lined, choral singing planet. Undeniably Gucci, sure, but still wearable in this dimension too.
Ace Watersnake sneakers, £495, mrporter.com
9| Common Projects
For all of the manic hysteria in the sneakerhead world, Common Projects still keeps things restrained and beautiful. See this clean, well-crafted Achilles trainer for all the proof you need.
Original Achilles Low, £319, endclothing.com
From basketball sneak to hip-hop favorite to—today—a universally appreciated trainer, Converse's Chuck Taylor All Star is the official ribbon cutter of long summer afternoons in your local beer garden.
Chuck Taylor All Star, £55, converse.com
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.