The white sneaker, much like the white t-shirt, is an essential building block to any wardrobe. You never need to fret about how to style the shoe—it looks great peeking out from underneath a floral dress, it looks great when worn with cuffed jeans and a t-shirt. Whether you prefer your white sneakers crisp and clean or more distressed (a tried-and-true tip: use Mr. Clean magic erasers to gently erase stains and dirt), this street-style shoe never looks stale. Especially since this season's newest selections come with cool designs like quilting, logos, elevated platforms, eco-friendly touches, and more. Plus, there's a pair of white kicks for every budget. Ahead, 29 of the best white sneakers for 2021 that are worth the perpetual cleaning cycle.
This colorful low-top style is what our '70s dreams are made of.
This knit style from Flysocks is cute and athletic. Perfect for the woman on the move.
This lightweight, vintage style from Axel Arigato is one of our favorite styles of the season.
Celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Ariana Grande have been spotted rocking their Reebok shoes, so don’t discount this brand when it comes to enviable sneakers. This pair has over 1.5k ratings on Amazon, which means it’s worth testing out.
This eco-friendly pair is made from thread spun with recycled plastic water bottles, but you'd never know it. They're soft and super wearable, with Rothy's classic blue "halo" on the top and backs.
The cloudtec rubber sole on this style provides added comfort.
Another place to add non-boring details on all white sneakers: The logo. This pink and red pair is perfect if you want to kick things up a notch.
This suede and leather sneaker accomplishes the difficult goal of being dressy yet casual, so double up on your order just in case the shoes sell out.
This canvas sneaker from COS pairs perfectly with cuffed jeans for an easy daytime look.
To trade or not to trade in your high heels for a thick-soled sneaker? We say: trade. This cushioned pair of kicks will support your arches, unlike those strappy stilettos.
This platform low-top style from Mango is perfect for any season and will be in your wardrobe for years to come.
If you're all about practicality, this plain white leather sneaker is your solemate.
Finally, a pair of sneakers you don’t have to break in, according to the reviews. Cariuma is known for creating shoes that yield a smaller environmental footprint—you can read all about their eco-friendly mission here—so your money goes towards a good cause.
Slip-on sneakers are reminiscent of the ones we had in childhood, but this style from Pierre Hardy is anything but childish. We love the black on the back and tongue of the sneaker, but this sneaker still retains that pristine white look.
This sneaker is the chunkiest of them all. Rock them with everything from skinny jeans to an asymmetrical dress.
This fashion sneaker is an instant attention-grabber, no matter how you style it.
Let’s face it: White sneakers can run a little safe. This pair escape that fate, thanks to its white croc print and nappa leather. These minor neutral details give the footwear a distinctly cool touch.
This unisex style from Perry Co is handmade using premium nappa cow leather.
A breathable soft leather sneaker that’s handcrafted in Portugal. The coolest part about the footwear is that it comes with a lace cover accessory, so if you want to take your white kicks somewhere they might get dirty, you can.
A white sneaker is an empty canvas for a designer. While some go the wildly colorful route, others keep it tame. Take this low sneaker, for example, with just a hint of black on the back. Your minimalist soul loves.
You'll want to prevent these eye-catching shoes from getting scuffed up, but they're worth the investment.
This white and pink style from Nike is one of coolest we've seen this season.
If you’re not looking to splurge on white sneakers, opt for this simple pair from Puma. The low-top kick can be worn with pantsuits, leggings, and more.
Looking for an affordable option? This style from Steve Madden comes in at a great price.
One of the best pairs of white sneakers around. The sneaker is made from 100 percent leather with recycled polyester lining and a recycled rubber sole.
You don’t have time for untangling laces, so slip in and out of your white sneaker with ease in this option from Superga. The slightly thicker platform provides just enough cushion as you run around completing errands.
This woven style is breathable and has a well-cushioned footbed and flexible sole.
Perfect for the ‘90s kid. This sneaker has a slight platform and is an ode to the shoe styles you might have seen/wore while growing up.