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6 Classic White Sneakers for Women in 2023

If you’re considering a new pair of white sneakers to add to your wardrobe, we rounded up our six favorites for 2023.

You can wear classic white sneakers with everything, from jeans and shorts, to dresses and skirt. 

Last month my daughter went to a party and it was kind of crazy to see her and her friends in dresses that were SO similar to what I wore in the 90s.

There was only one difference.

Where I would have been in heels that killed my feet and barefoot by the end of the night, a lot of the girls wore cute white sneakers.

Each generation gets a little smarter. 🙂

Now I’m not suggesting we start wearing sneakers to weddings, I am, however, 100% down with wearing sneakers just about anywhere else.

Our recommendations below range start at $60 and are all under $200.

And there is something for everyone, whether you want something basic or sporty, need some height or extra support, we’ve got you covered.

6 Classic White Sneakers for Women

Superga Women’s 2750 Cotu, $69.99 | Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt, $65 |Vionic Zinah Leather Slip-on Sneakers, $120 Keds Triple Kick Canvas Sneaker, $60 | Veja Women’s Esplar Leather Low-Top Sneakers, $175 | Nike Air Force 1 ’07, $110

Tips for Wearing White Sneakers:

Consider these “outfit sneakers.”  Don’t take them to the gym, and do not wear your gym sneakers in their place. They are two different things. 

You want them to be all white.  We want these to look fresh and crisp, neutral details are fine too.

Look for a slim and low profile. If these are out of your comfort zone, start with a slim, lightweight pair. Avoid anything too clunky or heavy. Look for a silhouette that skims and shows your ankle. 

Have fun with them! Juxtaposition is everything. Of course you can wear these with athletic wear, but don’t be afraid to pair them with printed skirts and silky dresses; you can wear them with jeans, a tee, and a blazer, and depending on your style, you can even wear them with a suit. 

Below are our six eight sneakers, in a variety of styles and price points.

They are all great, it’s just a matter of which one you like best. 

Superga Women’s 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker

The new Princess of Wales, known for her stunning wardrobe mix of couture and high-street brands, frequently wears Superga’s 

Royals, they’re just like us!

Wear them with your favorite slim-lined jeans and a striped boatneck top

They are cute, comfortable, and affordable every day sneakers. 

Available on Amazon.


Superga Women’s 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker



Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt

These Cole Haan leather tennis sneakers have been a Reader Favorite for over a year. 

You really don’t have to worry about whether these “go” with something as they will work with just about anything.

They are the perfect white sneaker for the season: comfortable, polished, slim, and at a fantastic price for the quality.

Available at DSW for $89.99.


Cole Haan Grand Court Tennis Sneaker



Vionic Zinah Leather Slip-on Sneakers

Vionic is known for footwear that combines comfort with updated styles and these slip on sneakers get rave reviews from customers dealing with plantar fasciitis and other foot issues.

These would also be great if you have a trip on the calendar and plan to sightsee or if you just need some daily extra arch support.

Also available in black and brown for $120.


Zinah Leather Slip-on Sneakers



And if you are feeling splurgy, these woven slip-on sneakers by M. Gemi are both comfortable and seriously gorgeous

Keds Triple Kick Canvas Sneaker

Next up, Keds, one of the original white “outfit” sneakers.

These are the most casual of our recommendations.

They are easy to wear, casual and affordable. 

Plus they have a platform sole that will give you some extra height if you need it 😉

Also available on Amazon.


Keds Triple Kick Canvas Sneaker



Veja Women’s Esplar Leather Low-Top Sneakers

The Veja’s Esplar Low Top Sneakers are my personal favorite.

These are the sneakers I turn to almost everyday.

And while that are not a pure white, they are neutral enough to work with my what’s in my closet.

And they sell out quickly.

The most inventory is currently on Amazon (here)

If you’d like all white you can grab them here – also limited sizes.


Veja Women’s Esplar Leather Low-Top Sneakers



Air Force 1 ’07 Sneaker

Finally, I love a pair of crisp white Air Forces.

I started wearing my daughter’s (one of the benefits of us all wearing the same size shoe) and couldn’t believe how comfortable they were.

So I bought a pair for myself.

They look great with sporty and super casual basics, like leggings and sweatpants, aka everything I live in during the week.

I’m 5’10 so I can pull off a heavier sneaker.

Available at Nordstrom for $110. I bought my true size.


Nike Air Forces


6 Classic White Sneakers for Women in 2023

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Thursday 6th of April 2023

Thank you for looking at vionic! They are the only shoe brand I can wear with consistency. Even other “comfort” brands don’t work for me. Support first, then cushion! I bought the Winny sneaker in white several days before your post. They have been very comfortable for what is usually a very flat shoe. I would recommend it to anyone who struggles. I hope you continue to peek at vionic. Thank you!


Wednesday 5th of April 2023

I’ve had the Supergas for a couple of years and like them, but wanted a leather pair for a more polished look at work. Just bought a leather pair of Cole Haans and can’t wait to wear them!

Janet Sweeney

Friday 31st of March 2023

Megan, Just saw this post on the white sneaker, I always think they look so cute on others. My issue, I always think they make my feet look big??? Not sure they are appropriate for a Mid 60's??

What are your thoughts on the black (Ecco, similar to Cole Han) or slip on nude ( Soffit), How would you style those?

I would greatly appreciate your input! Love reading your posts!

Jennifer Lee

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

I am a fan of Sperry sneakers, white leather uppers and very comfortable. They also have a canvas sneaker in Navy Blue and Green.


Sunday 22nd of May 2022

If you’re in the U.K. I can recommend the Arwen leather trainers from!


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

What are your thoughts on the Everlane Forever Sneaker - I've been impressed with their jeans and their committment to the environment. At $98.00 CAD, they are a great price point. Do they fit the brief?

Megan Kristel

Thursday 28th of April 2022

I've never tried them but I've been happy with most of the items I've purchased from Everlane in the past. :)

Tracy Gray

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

I love the white sneakers and I have t to r Nike pair. They are comfortable and staple for me in late spring and thru the summer. .


Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Thanks for this round up! I bought the Cole Haan Grand Courts last year and love them. I'm also loving the Vionic Paisley and the Naturalizer Macayla this year :) But when I just want a clean, all white sneaker, the Grand Courts are my go to! I am considering picking up a pair of the Vejas as well...I will have quite the sneaker collection! How many pairs of sneakers are too many? *Asking for a friend ;)*

Megan Kristel

Thursday 28th of April 2022

Lol. I'm not the right person to ask, I have way too many white sneakers but I do wear them. I have both the Grand Courts and the Vejas, love the both!


Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Great post! I bought white Vionics with an animal print accent last summer and LOVE THEM!

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 26th of April 2022


Tracy Gray

Friday 14th of May 2021

I love the white sneakers and I’m excited to start wearing them this year. Thanks for this!!


Tuesday 11th of May 2021

I have very narrow feet. I found cute and reasonably priced sneakers from Naturalizer. They are the “Jane” series. I bought 3 pairs at about $70 each. Shoes are tough for folks with narrow feet, especially sneakers. Nordstrom and Zappos carry naturalizer brand.


Tuesday 11th of May 2021

The timing of your article is funny...I just pulled out my new all white classic Keds out of the closet and have been wearing them almost non-stop! And I think they are so darn cute!!!! And comf! They make me feel young again!!! I've had them almost 2 years and didn't wear them because I didn't want to get them dirty...LOL...but now I'm hooked. :)

Traci Bray

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

I love a white sneaker for spring and summer, but I find most brands only offer medium width. Taos has been good for my difficult feet, but I’d love any other options you know. Wide width shoes that are cute are sooooo hard to find.

Terri Camp

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Love this blog! For white sneakers, I'm not sure why you subbed the Cole Haan man made for the Mindi Lace Up? Unless your reader wants to go Vegan, the Mindi Lace Up is a better shoe. . . IMHO. ;)

I purchased the Mindi when you highlighted them in your Perfect White Sneaker post and they have become my go to. Leather instead of plastic for starters. They clean up great! Comfy! Cute! Low profile. Lightweight. In fact, I just purchased 2 more pair because my original ones are beginning to show sole wear and I don't ever want to be without these shoes again! I think they are superior to the classic Cole Haan.

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

It's just another option. I have both. The Midi Lace Up has a tan detail, while the tennis shoe is all white. Both are nice quality and comfortable and yes, some readers like seeing none leather alternatives.


Tuesday 11th of May 2021

My question is always, what socks do you wear with these? None? Funky? I have yet to find no show socks that don't actually show with this lower cut, and don't create a rub between the shoe and my heel (= blisters). Maybe a post on socks is warranted ? :)


Sunday 22nd of May 2022

@Julie, Vans do the absolute best trainer socks, I bought them in the U.K. but there’s a website. Worth every penny and I hand wash them to preserve the gel back of the heel. Had them for more than a year!!


Sunday 22nd of May 2022

@Kimberly, Vans do the absolute best trainer socks, I bought them in the U.K. but there’s a website. Worth every penny and I hand wash them to preserve the gel back of the heel. Had them for more than a year!!


Tuesday 26th of April 2022

@Kimberly, This is my question too!


Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Which ones are the ones in the picture on this page?

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Hey Megan, that is just a stock photo. Unfortunately I'm not sure what brand they are. This is why I don't love using stock images, so we are slowly replacing them with our own photography :)

Debbie Poling

Friday 2nd of August 2019

I wear a pair of Lacoste all white tennis shoes & I love them. I must say,they are a little heavy,but so classy.


Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

I purchased some last season which were way ore expensive than I would usually pay. I like them but still haven’t mastered the art of keeping them clean.

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

That can be a pain in the neck. Depending on the material, I've been known to take a magic eraser to a pair to quickly clean them up.

Marcelle McGhee

Monday 20th of May 2019

Hi Megan

I was inspired to put my black Nike's away for the summer and switch to some all white sneakers. I tried on everyone I could find at DSW. Purchased the Adidas Grand Court for $59.00, they are so cushy like walking on clouds. Thanks for the inspiration.

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 21st of May 2019

Thanks so much for coming back to tell me! :)

Mrs. Todd

Saturday 18th of May 2019

You are so right about the boot cut with sneakers looking frumpy. I wore Keds with boot cut jeans around Savannah out of necessity. I did not like the photos of me in that combo at all. Even a sandal with a little heel would be preferable.


Friday 17th of May 2019

I have a pear shape and heavy legs. Bootcut jeans are the best fit for me. Straights are too tight through the lower leg. I’m 5’9” with a 34” inseam. Heels are not an option as I have had knee replacement surgery and anything over 1-1 1/2” throws my knee off balance. What footwear do you suggest? Thanks!


Friday 17th of May 2019

Is this a style saved for younger women? I will be 70 this summer and would like to wear least, the more conservative Keds style.

Megan Kristel

Friday 17th of May 2019

Go for it Connie!