For the summer months, a pair of white sneakers is an absolute must. Was there ever a more versatile pair of footwear? Don’t they quite literally go with everything? Whether you are wearing denim, shorts, neutral tones or bright colors they are an excellent choice. We don’t even see why you can’t wear them with a suit; just don’t forget to bring your swagger! A white sneaker should be a foundational staple in your summer wardrobe, and there are so many options to choose from. Minimalist, bling, retro and high fashion. Everyone is doing the white sneaker this season so let’s take a look at some of our top recommendations for all budgets.
The Best White Sneaker For Men
Our first listing in this “best of sneaker” review and by no means least is a super classic offering from Vans, the cool kids on the block. What can we say about this shoe? It’s basic, modern and streamlined. It’s a low top style, versatile and effortless to wear. It features reinforced metal lace eyelets along with Van’s signature outsoles made from rubber waffle. These are just so simplistic in design that they are nothing short of a classic. Style them up, keep them casual, just make sure you try and keep them clean! Vans has a long and colorful history and association with skate and surf culture, but with a pair of white sneakers as stylish and compelling as these, they are bound to garner much broader appeal and popularity and make it onto the feet of many a man who’s never stepped foot himself on a skateboard! You don’t need to be a skating enthusiast to admire the timeless elegance of these Authentic White Sneakers. For more great shoes like this, check out our guide to top Vans shoes on the market.
First up a classic from Adidas that is supremely wearable for every day and delivers a smart casual vibe. With a leather look toebox and vamp overlay, this is a sleek and stylish lace-up sneaker that comes with plenty of cushioning. Featuring the Adidas logo embossed on the heel, it’s a modern take on a retro look and will never go out of fashion. Inspired by a tennis court shoe the Advantage Sneaker from Adidas are constructed with cloudfoam that cradles your foot for unbeatable comfort and a stylish ride. With a mid-budget price, they won’t break the bank either.
As a premier luxury brand, you’d expect nothing less than stylish, clean lines and minimalist good looks from Cole Haan. These Grand Crosscourt II white sneakers are ultra-lightweight and proving to be incredibly popular so if you fancy getting your hands (or should we say feet) on them, better act quick! While they do come in a vast assortment of colors, the white leather is particularly stylish and with their classic leather sports inspired uppers and comfort technology, they really do look effortlessly chic. They’re a sneaker that you will get so much versatile wear out of. Better stock up and buy yourself two pairs. For more great sneakers like this, make sure you check our top Under Armour Shoes review.
Featuring their famous 3 stripe design, this is another contender from Adidas that also features their super comfortable cloudfoam technology. Indeed a very sporty look with the navy blue on white colorway, instantly recognizable as an Adidas sneaker. This is in the more casual style and will look great paired with a pair of denim jeans. They have a woven tongue label and embossed heel logo that add to the overall design aesthetics of this typically Adidas vibe sneaker. One for all you lovers of this eponymous sports performance label.
A cult classic from the Puma archives re-engineered for our modern times. This Puma Shoe design was showcased initially back in 1971 and was loved so much that its basket design swiftly made it into the sneaker hall of fame. Yes, there really is such a thing. It’s clean, simple, and pretty classy, not to mention a classic. It’s been brought bang up to date with their latest Deluxe innovations but is still built around the original basket tooling. What it delivers is leather on leather stylish white upper with a striking contrast gum outsole. Puma is well renowned for fusing sport with fashion and lifestyle, and this Basket Deluxe sneaker is no exception. It’s a sure-fire winner and a high summer fashion sneaker.
Cool vibes run all the way through this super stylish summer sneaker from Puma. In white aeriated leather with a classic lace-up design, this is another offering in their famous and much-loved basket style. You’ll not only look cool, but you will also feel cool thanks to this mesh design. Perfect for those balmy hot summer nights. The Puma logo is emblazoned on the heel tab, and there’s also the Puma name embossed on the heel. This one is sure to make it back into that sneaker hall of fame as its Grand Daddy did back in 1971. An urban twist on this stylish Puma basket Sneaker. And if you need sport shoes for the gym, make sure you check our top weightlifting shoes review.
It’s impossible to do a piece about the best white sneakers without at least a couple of Nike’s getting a mention. These Nike Airforce One are like the pimp Daddy’s of white sneakers. They are classically Nike with their swoosh logo design proudly emblazoned on the side and have a well-cushioned heel so that you can stand tall and proud. They are in a classic lace-up design with mesh features. Sure, they’re not the cheapest, but they are well constructed and super fresh. It’s little wonder that they became an icon back in 1982 and they are still hugely popular today. You don’t need to be into hip-hop either to get away with wearing these white sneakers. You do need to bring your charm and charisma though as these a serious show that requires some smooth moves. If you are a fan of the brand, be sure to check out our guide to the best Nike sandals.
If comfort and cushioning is more your style and you prefer a lightweight sneaker, then this Tanjun Sneaker could be the white training shoe for you. It’s clearly more performance rather than fashion-based, but you can still get away with wearing these for a casual off-duty look. You won’t be pairing these with a suit, but you can definitely wear them with denim and shorts. They are super breathable and cushioned throughout for the ultimate comfort ride and fit all day long. For more training shoe options, check out our running shoes guide.
Not strictly a casual sneaker, more a performance training shoe but one thing they are is definitely white and clearly Nike with the swoosh logo embossed into the side of the mesh comfort upper. These feature flywire cables with laces for a secure and dynamic lockdown. There is also a heel tab for easy pull on and off. They’ve ultimately been designed for running so you’ll find plenty of technical onboard features like rubber heel pods for durable traction and plenty of breathable stretch mesh fabric. So if comfort is your thing, you can’t go wrong with the Presto Fly.
Reebok classic heritage style white sneaker that still looks cool even though it is old school. It’s the perfect smart casual athleisure sneaker, great for that off-duty look. It’s stylish and sharp with its low cut design that gives you plenty of freedom and mobility. There’s a durable high abrasion rubber outsole which means these sneakers won’t be wearing down any time soon plus they come with removable EVA sock liners that can be exchanged for your orthotics instead. Keep it cool, classic and fresh with these Club C85 white sneakers from Reebok.
With a sock-like construction and a super snug, mesh design fit, these are all about comfort and ventilation, perfect for hot summer evenings. They have quite a retro look and feel about them which comes from the two-tone mesh uppers. There’s an Adidas logo stitched onto the top and a compression molded EVA midsole that’s integrated with the classic Adidas 3-stripes. The outsole provides plenty of stability and traction whereas the inner has all the comfort and support of an ortholite sock liner. Adidas Original Tubular Shadow are stylish, practical and also incredibly comfortable.
Retro by name and indeed retro by nature. Original Samoa Retro are an old school classic from Adidas, all clean lines, and low ride features. With their textured toe bumper, trim stripes and slight wedge heel they are a remastered classic that offers plenty of comfort as well as style. It’s an 80’s soccer-themed trainer brought bang up to date to be street ready and with a relaxed urban vibe. Constructed from a full grain white leather and with a suede overlay on the toe box, these sneakers are brought bang up to date while still retaining that authentic retro look and feel that was as popular back then as it still remains today.
A fresh new take on their original 247 model, this is a deluxe upgrade featuring a new lightweight engineered mesh upper alongside a sporty and very distinct neoprene bootie style construction. This New Balance shoe also comes with REVlite midsoles to ensure a fit that is supremely comfortable and a ride that is smooth. They are ultra-sleek with plenty of breathable protection and are finished off with the iconic “N” branding to the sidewalls, heel, and tongue. Love New Balance? Check out our review of the top New Balance shoes for our top picks.
Who doesn’t seriously want to spend their summer just loafing around, looking stylish and cool in a pair of pristine white sneakers from this designer brand? Made from leather and synthetic, they are constructed from lovely smooth leather and are designed to slip on casually and off loafer style. Calvin Klein’s Ivo Loafer are simple, elegant, and stylish and certainly look the part, finishing off any smart casual summer outfit, especially something like a linen suit. You really can dress these up and down, and they make the perfect resort wear shoes for that far-flung holiday destination. Made from the softest white Nappa calf leather they are the sneakers that the more discerning and fashion savvy among you is going to be investing in. Grab your pair quick and get that vacation booked.
These are a very stylish and sophisticated looking pair of high tops in sumptuous leather from the luxury brand, Cole Haan. They are a lace-up design and are fitted with comfort technology for a smooth and comfortable ride. They also have a lightweight midsole alongside an outer rubber sole that provides significant traction and durability. Being a high top design, they look particularly contemporary and are great worn with denim, chinos or even a lightweight suit. These really are very versatile, and you will get plenty of wear out of your investment. Of course, being from Cole Haan, you can also be assured of their superior comfort too. If we were you, we’d bag a pair in a couple of colors and not just the white.
Come on, admit it, who always dreamed of owning Lacoste trainers when they were a kid? The classic white leather sneaker with that famous little motif. A sure-fire winner in the style stakes. Lacoste Grand Vulc Trainer are just as covetable today, and this is one smart yet casual low ride lace up for, you got it, the casuals amongst you! Constructed from leather and textile with a rubber sole, these trainers are great for work or play and combine modern design aesthetics with classic shapes and colors. For any fashion-forward consumer or lover of sports lifestyle brands then these really are a must-have.
A real contemporary classic and instantly recognizable as a Tommy Hilfiger Designed Shoe. With contrasting navy blue heel tab and the Tommy Hilfiger logo on the tongue, these are branded but not overtly so. For example, there is a discreet perforated H punched into the side of the sneaker. For such a popular fashion brand they are also relatively reasonably priced too and indeed won’t be breaking the bank. They are a very classic, all American sports style sneaker that will go with multiple outfits both casual and smart casual.
Perfect for everyday wear, these are a very classic no-nonsense, well-constructed sneaker from Reebok that is high on functionality as well as being fashionable. Club C85 are manufactured from a soft leather upper so provide plenty of comfort and have a low-cut design which gives you freedom of movement. They also come with a removable EVA sockliner so that if you wanted to, you could add in your own orthotics to these sports style shoes. Great for athleisure or just casual styling.
They don’t get much more classic or recognizable than the All-Star High Top and in white with the contrasting red and navy blue detailing these are a winning combination. You know the drill with Converse shoes, they are urban cool personified, and Converse has been making their timeless footwear since 1917. The Chuck Taylor is one of their most iconic models, lightweight and breathable, with a vulcanized rubber sole and canvas fabric construction. Of course, they feature the unmistakable Converse logo ankle patch. They also have an Ortholite cushioned sole, so they do more than look stylish, they also protect and cushion your feet each and every step of the way.
Ok, so these aren’t elegant, and you’re not going to be wearing them with a suit. They are definitely a leisure sneaker, best work with more casual attire. They are unmistakably Fila with plenty of flashes of the logo. The logo is embossed onto the sole and also embroidered onto the side of the shoe too so no matter what you put these sneakers through, the logo will be permanently in place. Fila Disruptor II Sneakers are a chunky design but are super lightweight and comfortable and have a classic lace-up system. This is a robust, durable, and high-performance athletic shoe that also happens to come in crisp white color and so it has proudly made its way onto our list of sneaker recommendations.
New Balance makes some of the best trainers on the market. This pair of New Balance Men’s 608 V5 Sneakers are made from 100% leather and have a rubber sole, but they are completely white – there isn’t another color on them. They are designed with technology that makes them more comfortable for walking and exercising. For example, they have an ABZORB heel crash pad that is designed to absorb the impact of each step. They have a flexible outsole and a comfortable leather upper. Plus, the dual-density collar foam prevents irritation around the ankle.