The 19 Absolute Best White Sneakers for Women

Wear them any time, anywhere.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - FEBRUARY 01: Emili Sindlev wears white socks, white shiny leather and green logo suede sneakers from Adidas , outside OperaSport , during the Copenhagen Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2023 on February 01, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
(Image credit: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Very rarely am I caught not wearing a pair of cool white sneakers. I have plenty of boots and flats in my collection, but sneakers will always be my go-to if I’m in a rush to get out the door.

While new and trendy sneakers will always have a piece of my heart, the real superheroes in my shoe collection are my best white sneakers. I have several that I wear on a near-constant rotation; others I have reserved as my specific work sneakers. When one bites the dust, I obsess over finding the perfect replacement. With nearly two decades of expert sneaker shopping under my belt, I’ve rounded up a few of the coolest and best white sneakers for you to get your hands on in 2024. Shop them now, wear them on repeat.

What to Look For in White Sneakers

Start at the beginning: What should you look for in the best white sneakers?

  • If it’s a canvas, retro-inspired pick that you’re after, consider brands like Superga or Converse
  • If you’re on the hunt for the best white athletic sneaker, sports-oriented brands like Nike or Adidas might be a better fit. 
  • If you’re searching for the best designer sneakers that happen to come in a shade of white, consider brands like Golden Goose or Chloé
  • Finally, if you just need to find the best slip-on sneakers that you can get in and out of with ease, iconic brands like Vans have you covered. 

After getting a sense of the all brands carrying white sneakers, consider which styles are trending or popular right now. While chunky sneakers were once the go-to's among fashion insiders, a slimmer silhouette has become prominent for 2024. “There’s certainly a movement toward more nostalgic styles in the sneaker market as a whole and It-items are being deemed by celebrities like Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber,” Kendall Becker, fashion and beauty trends editor at Trendalytics, tells Marie Claire.

"I’m happy to see some of the bulky dad sneakers are being swapped for cleaner, more minimal shapes," adds stylist Ariel Tunnell, who favors the Adidas Samba, Isabel Marant's Beth Sneaker, and the Veja Campo for a pop of color. "They always look polished and chic and sophisticated."

Here’s to securing the most versatile shoe in your collection, bar none. (And before they arrive, make sure you know how to clean your white sneakers.)

The Best White Sneakers

Meet The Experts

Kendall Becker wears black sunglasses, gold earrings, gold large chain necklaces, a white pearls necklace, a white cropped t-shirt, a white latte oversized blazer jacket, gold rings, high waist brown large wide legs suit pants, gold rings, outside PatBo , during New York Fashion Week, on February 12, 2022 in New York City.
Kendall Becker

Experienced in luxury editorial, trend forecasting, and strategic consulting, Kendall is currently the Fashion & Beauty Trends Editor at Trendalytics as well as a freelance writer for Refinery29, The Zoe Report, LuisaViaRoma, WhoWhatWear, and Coveteur. Prior, she was the Assistant Fashion Director for Women’s RTW at Bloomingdale’s and contributed to global trend forecasting agencies. Plus, she’s a fashion media personality and expert that’s been featured in ABC, Cheddar News, Harper’s BAZAAR, GQ, Bustle, Sourcing Journal, Brides, and Vice.

Ariel Tunnell
Ariel Tunnel

Ariel Tunnell is a Los Angeles-based Stylist and Costume Designer who originally hails from Oklahoma. After receiving a degree in Television and Film Studies from St. John’s University, she realized her real passion was for the clothing worn on screen and the actors who bring these costumes to life. Having worked in various aspects of the entertainment industry in both New York City and Los Angeles, she found a way to bring her love of pop culture and fashion together by dressing today’s top celebrities. Ariel has worked for the biggest pop stars in the world - on everything from red carpets, award-winning music videos, world tours, commercials to major award shows. Her current client roster is full of immensely talented comediennes from all your favorite TV shows.

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.