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13 Cool White Sneakers That Will Still Look Great With a Little Scuffing

Pro tip: Invest in some Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.

Design by Morgan McMullen

A white sneaker is like a white T-shirt—you're always searching for the perfect one, and it never goes out of style. The versatile staples are the building blocks to any outfit and without them, well, it's like the world your wardrobe isn't complete. Whether you prefer your white sneaker crisp and clean (a tried-and-true tip: use Mr. Clean magic erasers to gently erase stains and dirt build-up), or a bit scuffed like those from Golden Goose, the street-style shoe never looks stale. Especially, if this season's newest selections come with cool designs like topstitching or logos. Ahead, 13 of the best white sneakers that are worth the perpetual cleaning cycle.

One Star Lugged Ox Sneakers
Converse shopbop.com

Looking for sneakers to give you a boost in height? Try this slightly elevated pair from Converse. Unlike the brand's flatter sole styles, this one will give you added inches. Wear it with your favorite spring/summer skirt in lieu of heels. 

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Madox Lace Up Espadrilles
Dolce Vita shopbop.com

For sneakers that work for summer, I present to you these espadrilles. The esparto rope gives this leather shoe a casual and laidback vibe, whether you wear this on the street or to the beach. The pastel pink on the back adds soft coloring. 

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Diamond Patent-Trimmed Leather Sneakers
Jimmy Choo net-a-porter.com

What makes this sneaker unique are the transparent soles that are made to resemble the shape of diamonds. Though this sneaker itself doesn't contain any of the precious stones (imagine losing a diamond on the streets...the horror!), the sneakers don't lack in sparkles or style. The laces are threaded with glittered silver.  

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Rothy's The Sneaker, $125


Meghan Markle likes wearing her Rothy's, so we like wearing our Rothy's. Seriously, half of our editors own a pair or two. My personal favorite are these slip-on canvas options, which are suited for everyday wear. I've worn them with everything, from leggings on the weekends to jeans at the office.

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Adrianna Sneakers
Senso shopbop.com

Velcro sneakers are cool again, and that's not a surprise if they look like this pair. The colored topstitching adds an artsy edge to the plain kicks and makes the straps pop against the shoes. Even better—not having to tie laces means you're out the door faster. 

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Rainbow Wave Sneaker
Soludos nordstrom.com

For sneakers that will enhance your mood as soon as you slip them on, try this rainbow and sunburst splattered pair from Soludos. The design was created by Brooklyn-based embroidery artist Marie Sophie Lockhart and has all the "good vibes" to jumpstart your day with. If you're ready for unique white sneakers, these shoes are waiting for you.

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Shoe Nike AF1 Rebel XX
Nike nike.com

This high-top sneaker has a major plot twist: the laces are on the back instead of the front. That alone is enough to make me do a double-take on these. Wear with a dress that has slits because you don't want to hide these babies. 

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Ailbe 4 Printed Sneaker
Ted Baker London nordstrom.com

Hummingbirds and rose-gold colored laces give this sneaker a feminine vibe, if that is what you're looking for. This sweet-as-can-be footwear pairs nicely with more masculine pieces in your wardrobe like trousers or a blazer suit set.  

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Translucent High Top Sneakers
Zara zara.com

Take the opportunity to show off your funky collection of socks with this see-through high top sneaker. The footwear maintains that clean, crisp white look, but not in a boring conformist way. You'll stand out in a sea of white sneakers with this one.

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Alexia Logo Sneaker
Calvin Klein Jeans nordstrom.com

Calvin Klein might be closing its high-end line, but that doesn't mean the brand's disappearing completely. You can still get a pair of shoes covered in the fashion house's logo with this chunky platform select. Embrace the '90s dad sneaker with a modern twist.

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Superstar Genuine Shearling Trim Sneaker
Golden Goose nordstrom.com

The addition of shearling to a white sneaker is genius. Your foot will a) be warm b) look cool walking around in this furry footwear. Though it might not be practical for warm weather, it's a good pair to have whenever the temperatures are a little cooler. Is it weird I want to desperately pet this shoe?

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Army Cutout Leather Low-Top Sneakers
Rag & Bone neimanmarcus.com

The perforated holes on this Rag & Bone sneaker will let your feet air out, so they're not trapped in a pool of sweat. The openings add a cool design to the sides and top of the shoe, too. You can skip wearing socks with this sneaker.

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K-Street Sneakers
Kenzo shopbop.com

On the opposite end of the spectrum, this high-top sneaker is a little less intense than the Nike pair. It has that classic silhouette with simple laces, but a bold red patch and tab on the back keeps it colorful and spirited. Don't be afraid to get these a little scuffed. 


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