7 White Sneakers Every Man Should Have At 30

By now you realise it’s not actually a trend at all, right? White sneakers are so entrenched in almost all aspects of men’s fashion that they are part of the establishment. Ubiquitous. A pair of pristine white feet, cosy under menswear’s top table.

The Best White Sneakers For Every Budget And Style

The Best White Sneakers Of All Time

Adidas Stan Smith

If the little green face of former pro tennis player Stan Smith that peers up from the tongue of his eponymous sneaker could talk, it’d tell tales of an epic rollercoaster ride from court to catwalk.

Before 2014, the shoe first launched as the Robert Haillet hadn’t been truly huge for Adidas; so much so that the sportswear giant even considered pulling it from shelves. However, after an aggressive marketing campaign and a few high-profile endorsements, this now-iconic white shoe was suddenly everywhere. And, truth be told, it’s never really gone away since.

BUY NOW: £74.99

Adidas Stan Smith

Reebok Classic

Launched all the way back in the early 1980s, when the company was still owned by the Foster family who started the firm close to 90 years before, the Reebok Classic certainly lives up to its name.

What started life as the brand’s very first edition of a leather running shoe, the Classic soon become a staple of streetwear culture, where it has remained ever since, gaining co-signs from the likes of Jay-Z and Travi$ Scott along the way. Though it’s available in a range of colourways, it goes without saying that it runs laps around the competition in white.

BUY NOW: £64.99

Reebok Classic

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970

We could go on all day about how much of a game changer the Chuck Taylor All Star was. Or how it’s one of the most popular sneakers of all time, with one sold every 43 seconds. Or how it’s remained virtually unchanged in over a century because of its sheer timelessness and brilliance. Or… well, you get the idea.

The fact of the matter is, you already know all of that stuff. So just let the shoe speak for itself. Leaf through the countless variations and collaborations on the market today and it’s not difficult to see why this is one of the greatest white sneakers ever created.

BUY NOW: £65.00

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970

Adidas Ultra Boost

More than six years after the first knitted trainer was unveiled at the London Olympics in 2012, the game-changing trend hasn’t tired one bit. Along with the Nike Flyknit Racer, it was the Adidas Ultra Boost that started the race.

One of the shoe’s biggest fans at the time of release was Kanye West, and given his inexplicable status as a style icon at the time, it’s little wonder the model took off in a big way. Unlike the shutter shades and that diamond-encrusted mask, the Ultra Boost has shown it has staying power, making it one of the world’s most hyped sneakers to this day that just happens to look killer in white.

BUY NOW: £149.95

Adidas Ultra Boost

Nike Air Force 1

‘Air in a box’, promised the marketing slogan for the Air Force 1 when it was first rolled out in 1982. And the team at Nike wasn’t lying. There was air in the box, but there was also a very nice pair of shoes. Shoes that would go on to become a sneakerhead favourite.

The model has since served as a source of inspiration for infinite rap lyrics, graced the feet of all the biggest stars, and, perhaps most importantly of all, has earned itself a place in this roundup in the process.

BUY NOW: £74.95

Nike Air Force 1

Common Projects Achilles Low

It doesn’t claim to be the comfiest shoe in the world. Nor are there any bells or whistles or future-shaping technology or anything like that. But dear God, does it look good.

The Achilles Low from Common Projects was the shoe that started the whole luxury sneaker thing, and it’s often still the first choice when it comes to picking a white leather kick. Simple, versatile and handcrafted with the same care as a Northamptonshire Oxford shoe from only the finest materials. What more could you want?

BUY NOW: £290.00

Common Projects Achilles Low

Gucci Ace

If the thought of dropping triple figures on a pair of luxury sneakers makes you involuntarily clench your buttocks, suffice to say Gucci’s near-ubiquitous white leather offering is not for you.

No, the Ace model from the Italian fashion house is not the cheapest shoe on the planet, but they are some of the coolest. Embroidered detailing on the sides adds a splash of colour to what would otherwise be a relatively dull affair. However, with such an outlay, deciding whether you want a bumble bee or a snake is going to be a major, major decision.

BUY NOW: £495.00

Gucci Ace

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