Seasonal Footwear

10 White Sneakers to Wear All Summer Long

September 1, 2019 Style By

White sneakers are a classic summer staple — and for good reason. The colorway is rooted in early 20th-century athletics, and over the years, the practical justification hasn’t changed: white reflects the sun’s rays, keeping your feet cooler than sneakers with darker uppers. Another major plus is their versatility — white sneakers go with most casual clothes, regardless of the color. Check out a few of our favorite options below.

Vans Authentic Core Classics

Vans classic silhouettes are ideal for the summer months and won’t break the bank. This version of the Authentic sneaker has a white canvas upper and includes a vulcanized waffle rubber outsole, tonal metal eyelets and a woven logo tab.

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers

Superga, an Italian stalwart, makes these simple and reliable canvas sneakers. The design features a durable vulcanised rubber sole, a hefty canvas upper and metal eyelets. Branding is unobtrusive — a small woven tab logo is stitched on the side — and the sneakers have a gum rubber outsole.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Mono Leather Hi

These monochromatic Chuck Taylors have a premium leather upper as opposed to the traditional canvas offering. The style still features a rubber toe cap and outsole, but every detail on the shoe is given the all-white treatment. The only hint of color is the blue logo on the sneaker’s insole.

Tretorn Nylite Plus Sneakers

This classic tennis shoe features a canvas upper with a white-leather logo. Unique details include welted seam, a terrloth sock liner and tonal metal eyelets.

Nike Air Max 1 W

This version of Nike’s classic Air Max 1 silhouette comes in a Triple White colorway. The white suede upper is contrasted with white mesh underlays and a white Phylon midsole.

Veja V-10 Leather Sneakers

Founded in France in 2005, Veja commits itself to producing fair-trade footwear that does not compromise on design. These sneakers, made in Brazil, have a white calfskin upper that’s complimented with an off-white rubber sole and a perforated leather toe-box.

Greats Royale Sneakers

Handmade in Italy, this sneaker features an Italian leather upper, custom rubber outsole and waxed cotton laces. The Royale is lined with soft leather for comfort — it also comes in sizes 7 to 15.

Adidas Ultra Boost XIX

Adidas gave its popular Ultra Boost XIX silhouette an all-white colorway. The style includes a Primeknit upper, a Fitcounter heel, boost cushioning and a Continental rubber outsole.

Koio Capri Triple White

Made with smooth Vitello calf leather, the Capri sneaker features a removable insole, a lightweight Margom outsole and a calf-leather lining. It is made in the Marche region of Italy and is available in sizes 7 to 13.

Common Projects Original Achilles Sneakers

Perhaps the most iconic luxury sneaker of the modern era, or any era for that matter, the Common Projects Original Achilles features an understated leather design with a stamped serial number. Made in Italy, the sneaker has a leather lining, a rubber sole and comes with a dust bag and spare laces.

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John Zientek is Gear Patrol's style editor and in-house guitar authority. He grew up on the West Coast.

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