White sneakers don’t have to be plain and boring. These stylish options will glam you up ASAP.
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A pair of white sneakers is very much like a little black dress. It’s classy, universally flattering and a wardrobe staple you must have.
It’s versatile too: You can easily pair it with a pantsuit for work or dress it down with denim jeans and a t-shirt. Either way, you would still be fashionably on point.
But if you thought that white kicks can be plain and uninspiring, we’ve rounded up 10 pairs that prove otherwise. From Adidas and Balenciaga to Gucci and Onitsuka Tiger, here are our top picks.
1. Both Tyres Low (White) Ladies’, S$390 from Dover Street Market Singapore
At the heart of Parisian footwear label Both is its use of rubber as the main medium for its designs. This pair sports a thick sole, pretty pink lining and pink laces, and we can totally see it with a pastel pink blazer suit.
2. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top, US$50.00 (S$68.84)
Simple, sleek and timeless, these Converse Chuck Taylors are as classic as white sneakers can get. Plus, there’s the nostalgic factor as you had probably grown up with them.
3. Superga 2750 Contrast White-Black Lochness, S$89.90
This pair will certainly turn heads, thanks to its use of black thread and contrasting shoe laces. Dress it down with bell-bottomed jeans for a retro look.
4. Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66, S$159
If an all white colourway is a little bland for you, go with these Onitsuka Tiger sneakers. The added pop of sky blue and orange gives the pair a youthful exuberance.
5. Balenciaga Triple S trainers, S$1,240
One of the forefathers that contributed to the chunky dad sneaker trend that made ugly beautiful, these Balenciaga shoes are a must-have if you want to be taken seriously as a style maven. Pair them with a polo dress for a sporty yet smart casual look for the weekends.
6. Gucci Women’s Ace sneaker with Mystic Cat, price available in store
Two words: So cute. Show off how much you adore your feline friends with this adorable Gucci cat print sneakers. Made with white leather, we love the retro look of the design that was inspired by vintage postcards.
7. Prada Cloudbust Thunder sneakers, price available in store
This Prada iteration screams cool, with a silhouette that treads the path between a sci-fi futuristic vibe and a structured chunky shape. Juxtapose this sculptural design with a slinky slip dress.
8. Fendi white leather slip-ons, price available in store
Slip-on sneakers are the best rush-out-the-door footwear. Combined with Fendi’s iconic FF print made with sheepskin, this pair will add several notches of swagger to any weekend and holiday ensemble.
9. Alexandre Birman Clarita leather sneakers, S$590
Brazilian designer Alexandre Birman’s addition of a bow detail is simple yet ingenious. The result? A classy yet understated silhouette that shows off the wearer’s sophistication and elegance. Available in other bow colours too, including black, light blue and, if you want to be extra, python.
10. Adidas NMD R1 shoes, S$165
While a pair of Adidas Yeezys will give you instant style cred, these shoes are also notoriously difficult to obtain. However, you can opt instead for the NMD series that remains super popular and trendy among the fashionable set, without breaking the bank.