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8 Great Classic White Sneakers for Women

If you’re considering a new pair of white sneakers to add to your wardrobe, we rounded up our 8 favorites. 

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

White sneakers paired with flowly dresses and suites were showing up as a street-style trend  before the pandemic.

Now that we’re on the other side of it and back to normal life, they are a staple of our new, more casual culture. 

And you can spend an outrageous amount if you want to, but there is absolutely no reason for a sneakers to cost $500.

Prices that are outrageous for the sake of being outrageous irks me.

And I’ve spent a ridiculous amount on shoes before, but it certainly wasn’t for sneakers. 

In many cases, after you hit a certain price point threshold, the item is expensive purely for vanity sake.

Most of the sneakers below are well under $100, and two are a little more at around $130.

8 Great Classic White Sneakers for Women

 

White Sneakers that go with everything

Tips for Wearing White Sneakers:

Consider these “dress” sneakers. Don’t take them to the gym, and do not try to 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. 

Look for a slim and low profile. Avoid anything too clunky or heavy. Instead, you want these to feel light, so look for silhouette that skims your ankle. 

Have fun with them! 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 top 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. 

The Original Nike Air Force 1

Nike Air Force 1 '07

Nike Air Force 1, $100

I wouldn’t be a fashion writer if I didn’t talk about Nike Air Force 1’s, the original style that set off the street style trend that eventually influenced modern style. 

These are heavy, with a high top style … everything I just told you to avoid.;)

I’m highlighting these because (1) if you want the real “fashion” option, these are it. And most importantly, (2) so you can be inspired by the original and make it work more practically with other options. 

Like with these next pair of sneakers, also by Nike: 

Nike Air Force 1 Shadow Sneaker

air Force Shadow Sneaker

Nike Air Force 1 Shadow, $120

We featured the Nike Air Force 1 Shadow in our most recent Outfit Formula

These have a lower profile so they are easier to wear with different bottoms. I love the extra details on the shoe, especially in the all white as they have dimension but aren’t in your face. 

Very comfortable, sporty, and on trend.

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker

Superga 2760 Cotu Classic Sneaker

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker, $50 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge,  known for her stunning wardrobe mix of couture and high-street brands, frequently wears Superga’s 

Royals, they’re just like us!.

And because the Duchess and I are practically twins, we both like to wear them with skinny jeans and a striped boatneck top.

 They are a cute, comfortable and affordable everyday sneaker. 

Keds Triple Kick Canvas Sneaker

Keds Triple Deck Canvas Sneaker

Keds Triple Kick Canvas Sneaker, $60 

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

Because these are very casual, I wouldn’t wear them with dresses or anything you’re trying to dress down. However with shorts, jeans, etc, they are great. 

They are easy to wear, casual and affordable. 

Veja Women’s Esplar Leather Low-Top Sneakers

Veja Esplar Leather Low Top Sneakers

Veja Women’s Esplar Leather Low-Top Sneakers, $130 

I absolutely love Veja sneakers. They’re like the designer version of Keds. 

They are chic, slim, light and go with everything. 

Naturalizer Slip-On Sneakers

 

Naturalizer slip on sneakers

Naturalizer Slip-On Sneakers, $63

Looking for a slip-on option? 

Naturalizer makes a lovely, simple slip-on sneaker, great for long days on your feet, travel, etc. 

Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt

Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt

Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt, $65 

These Cole Haan leather tennis sneakers are one of my personal favorites.

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

Tretorn Gold Nylite Leather Sneakers

Tretorn Gold Nylite Leather Sneakers

Tretorn Gold Nylite Leather Sneakers, $85

Tretorn sneakers are super polished and versatile. 

Our featured sneaker has a gold accent, which is fun if you wear a lot of gold.

But if you want an all white version, you can get it here

8 Great Classic White Sneakers for Women
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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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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.

Liz

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

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

Michele

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. .

Deanna

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!

Tammy

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

Cute!

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!!

Sherry

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.

Gail

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.

Kimberly

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 ? :)

Liz

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

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

Liz

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

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

Julie

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

@Kimberly, This is my question too!

Megan

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.

Julia

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.

Kathy

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!

Connie

Friday 17th of May 2019

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

Megan Kristel

Friday 17th of May 2019

Go for it Connie!