37 Best White Sneakers for Men

Whilst chunky sneakers and various colourways flit in and out of fashion, white sneakers are always in style. The minimalist footwear has achieved staple status in the contemporary man’s wardrobe due to its practicality and timeless appeal. Unlike their coloured counterparts, the best white sneakers are a blank canvas, allowing you to seamlessly add them to any look as opposed to creating an outfit around your footwear.

The laidback versatility of white sneakers makes them an appropriate sartorial addition to a multitude of engagements, from afternoon drinks and summer weddings to job interviews and casual offices. Team them with shorts, jeans, or chinos for a failsafe casual outfit, or opt for tailored separates or suits for an elevated look.

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To make it easier for you to choose the right kicks, we’ve sifted through the extensive range of options and narrowed it down to our top picks.

Here is a list of the 37 best white sneakers for men.

Vans Authentic Sneakers

1. Vans Authentic Sneakers

Nobody does pared back quite like Vans. Ever popular with the cool kids, the Authentic sneakers are the original, iconic Vans. A low-top design with a simple, streamlined silhouette, the Authentics feature reinforced metal eyelets and Vans’ signature waffle outsole.

Brand: Vans
Style: Trainer, Active
Active shoe style: Skateboarding
Price: AUD$90.00

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Adidas Advantage Shoes

2. Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneakers

Makers of the world’s first leather tennis shoe, Adidas creates a contemporary classic in the form of the Cloudfoam Advantage sneakers. Fitted with Cloudfoam comfort technology, these minimalist leather-look sneakers feature perforated detailing and an embossed logo on the heel, making for easy to style sneakers at an unbeatable price point.

Brand: Adidas
Style: Trainer, Active
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$100.00

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Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt II

3. Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt II

United States-based luxury shoes and accessories brand Cole Haan is a mecca of minimalist shoes with clean silhouettes. The Grand Crosscourt II sneakers are no exception; these white low top sneakers make the ideal blank canvas for any look, with fluting detail on the EVA outsole being the only form of decor. Crafted from leather, they’re lightweight and utilise comfort technology for a superior feel.

Brand: Cole Haan
Style: Formal
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$75

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Advantage Cloudfoam white sneaker

4. Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage (with 3 stripes)

Another Cloudfoam Advantage iteration, these 70s inspired sneakers combine Cloudform comfort technology with Adidas’ instantly recognisable three stripes branding. The three stripes boast a sportier look than its minimalist perforated counterpart, however, the black and white colour palette ensures it’s still an easy to style piece.

Brand: Adidas
Style: Trainer, Active
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$100.00

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Puma Basket Deluxe Sneaker

5. Puma Basket Deluxe Sneaker

An archival sneaker from the 1970s, Puma has updated the Basket Classic design with their current Deluxe innovations whilst retaining the original sneaker’s basket tooling. The resultant sneaker features a soft tonal leather on leather upper replete with the Puma formstrip on the lateral sides and a contrasting gum outsole. These retro kicks pair well with rolled cuff denim or athleisure looks.

Brand: Puma
Style: Trainer, Active
Active shoe style: Basket
Price: AUD$70.00

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Puma Basket Summer Shade

6. Puma Basket Summer Shade Sneaker

Another riff on the original Basket Classic, Puma takes the basket silhouette and pairs it with white aerated leather to create a unique urban all-white sneaker for summer. The mesh design gives off distinctly 80s vibes while ensuring you’ll remain cool during the hotter months. The Puma Basket Summer Shades feature the Puma logo on the heel tab, along with the Puma name embossed on the heel outsole.

Brand: Puma
Style: Trainer, Active
Active shoe style: Basket
Price: AUD$75.00

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Nike Air Force One

7. Nike Airforce One Sneakers

You can’t write about white sneakers without mentioning Nike’s Airforce Ones. Named after Air Force One – the plane that carries the U.S. President – Nike’s iconic Airforce One sneakers launched in 1982 and were the first basketball shoe to carry Nike Air technology. The current Nike Airforce Ones are more about the look, crafted from supple white leather with the Nike swoosh emblazoned on the lateral sides. To keep you feeling as cool as you’ll look, the Airforce Ones have perforated detailing to provide ventilation.

Brand: Nike
Style: Trainer, Active
Active shoe style: Basket
Price: AUD$150.00

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Nike Tajun Sneaker White

8. Nike Tanjun Sneaker

A more performance-based model from Nike, the Tanjun sneaker is a lightweight running shoe. With a breathable textile upper, these Nike Tanjun kicks are designed with comfort in mind. Named after the Japanese word for ‘simplicity’, the Tanjuns feature the Nike swoosh in black, juxtaposed against the white upper. These streamlined sneakers are ideal for training, as well as for casual off-duty looks.

Brand: Nike
Style: Trainer, Active
Active shoe style: Basket
Price: AUD$100.00

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Nike Presto White Sneakers

9. Nike Presto Fly Running Shoes

Another performance-based sneaker from Nike, the Presto Fly Running shoes are designed for, well, running. Composed from breathable mesh with flywire cables with laces for a supportive yet lightweight shoe, the Presto Flys are replete with technical additions like a heel tab for easy wear and rubber pods to enhance traction in high-wear areas. Naturally, the Presto Flys feature the Nike swoosh embossed on the lateral sides. The sporty simplicity of the Nike Presto Fly Running shoes makes them ideal for athleisure and streetwear.

Brand: Nike
Style: Trainer, Active
Active shoe style: Running
Price: AUD$120.00

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Reebok Club C 85 White Sneakers

10. Reebok Club C 85 Sneaker

A fresh take on the classic Club C, Reebok’s Club C 85 sneaker is a blast from the past. The soft leather upper lends these low-cut kicks an elevated look, while the midsole cushioning makes for a superior feel. Reebok’s traditional window logo box runs laterally across the quarter panels, while the Reebok name is emblazoned atop the heel counter. The versatile nature retro nature of these sneakers make them perfect for most styles of dressing, from athleisure to business casual.

Brand: Reebok
Style: Casual
Active shoe style: Casual
Price: AUD$130.00

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Jack Purcell White Canvas Sneakers

11. Converse Jack Purcell Sneaker

Originally designed and worn by badminton world champion Jack Purcell in 1935, these Converse are a timeless footwear option. The signature ‘smile’ branding in black on the toe cap is juxtaposed against the otherwise all-white low-top men’s sneakers. Converse’s minimalist Jack Purcell sneakers are ideal for athleisure and off-duty casual looks, or even paired with heritage workwear staples like wool trousers, flannel button-downs, and chore coats.

Brand: Converse
Style: Casual
Active shoe style: Casual
Price: AUD$120.00

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Adidas Tubular Shadow Shoes

12. Adidas Original Tubular Shadow Sneaker

Athletic labels continue to cash in on the retro obsessed zeitgeist, with Adidas’ Tubular Shadow sneaker a new streetwear-ready iteration of the ’90s Tubular series which was designed for running and introduced a (then) futuristic outsole based on car tyres. The mesh outsole is now a sneaker mainstay, with the lightweight Adidas Original Tubular Shadow Sneaker boasting superior comfort and ventilation as well as an easy to wear sock-liner inner.

Brand: Adidas
Style: Active, Trainer
Active shoe style: Running
Price: AUD$120.00

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Adidas Originals Samoa Retro White Sneakers

13. Adidas Original Samoa Retro Sneaker

Another old-school favourite from Adidas, these kicks invoke a taste of the 80s. Adidas’ iconic branding is visible by the serrated three stripes sitting atop a full-grain white leather upper, white a rubber toe box provides the Samoa with a distinct look. The Adidas Original Samoa Retro sneaker works best when paired with streetwear.

Brand: Adidas
Style: Trainer
Active shoe style: Casual
Price: AUD$100.00

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New Balance 247d1 Sneakers

14. New Balance 247 D1 Sneaker

An updated version of the original 247 sneakers, these New Balance kicks feature a lightweight mesh upper set atop a neoprene boot-style construction. The technical addition of REVlite midsoles make for a comfortable fit, while New Balance’s signature N branding is emblazoned on the mid-quarter, heel, and tongue. The 247 D1s make for a decidedly sporty sartorial addition.

Brand: New Balance
Style: Trainer
Active shoe style: Running

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Calvin Klein Mens ivo Loafer White

15. Calvin Klein’s Ivo Loafer

For those who prefer a more a fashion-based over a sporty approach to their footwear, Calvin Klein’s Ivo Loafer provides the perfect solution. Constructed from a mix of leather and synthetic materials, the Ivo Loafer is a sleek, pared-back sneaker option perfect for resort or smart casual wear.

Brand: Calvin Klein
Style: Loafer
Active shoe style: Casual

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Maison Margiela Future High Top White

16. Maison Margiela Future High Top Sneaker

A high-end high-top sneaker from French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela, the Future High Top Sneaker caters to the design-conscious among us. A folded tongue conceals the sneaker’s lacing system, giving it a futuristic look, while the outsized coloured rubber sole adds contrast.

Brand: Maison Margiela
Style: High-top
Active shoe style: Casual

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Lacoste Bayliss Vulc Premium White Sneakers

17. Lacoste Grand Vulc Trainer

Crafted from leather and textile, Lactose’s ultra low-top Grand Vulc Trainers are an easy to wear, minimalist sneaker, ideal for casual looks. The iconic Lacoste crocodile features on the lateral mid-quarter, with a simple sleek rubber outsole.

Brand: Lacoste
Style: Trainer
Active shoe style: Casual, Court

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Maison Margiela Tabi Paint Drop White Sneakers

18. Maison Margiela Tabi Paint Drop Sneakers

Another white sneaker from the French luxury fashion house, Maison Margiela’s Tabi Paint Drop Sneakers are a low-top lace-up crafted from canvas, feature the Maison’s standout Tabi cleft toe, and are decorated with a paint splatter effect.

Brand: Maison Margiela
Style: Trainer
Active shoe style: Casual, Court

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Jared Lang White Clear Sole Sneaker

19. Jared Lang Clear Sole Sneaker

Sometimes it’s what’s underneath that counts. Such is the case with the Jared Lang Clear Sole sneaker; seemingly innocuous minimalist white leather kicks which feature a completely clear sole, showing off the label’s branding.

Brand: Jared Lang
Style: Trainer
Active shoe style: Court

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tomy Hilfiger Liston White Sneaker

20. Tommy Hilfiger Liston Oxford Sneaker

Instantly recognizable as a Tommy Hilfiger shoe, the Liston Oxford sneaker is a modern classic. Subtle branding can be found in the form of a perforated H on the mid-quarter, a contrasting navy heel tab, and the Tommy Hilfiger logo on the tongue.

Brand: Tommy Hilfiger
Style: Trainer
Active shoe style: Court

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Ugg Cali Lowcut Boot white

21. Ugg Cali Sneaker Low

Ugg produces a lot more than sheepskin boots for pumpkin-spice sipping American college girls. Take the Cali Sneaker Lows for example; lightweight low-tops that pay homage to the 1970s skating culture of California. Crafted from full-grain leather, the Cali sneakers boast a clean silhouette which works in any sartorial environment.

Brand: Ugg
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Court

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Chuck Taylor All Star Classic Colour High Top White

22. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic Colour High Top

You already know these ones. These kicks pair Converse’s instantly recognisable high-top silhouette with classic colours. Rather than standing out in contrasting colours, the Converse logo patch on the ankle is in a subtle shade of white.

Brand: Converse
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Court

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Fila Disruptor II white sneakers

23. Fila Disruptor II Sneaker

A 90s classic, FILA’s Disruptor II sneaker makes the ideal chunky dad shoe. With a hint of logomania, these FILA kicks are a staple for throwback style athleisure looks.

Brand: Fila
Style: Trainer
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$120.00

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New Republic Kurt Leather Sneaker

24. New Republic “Kurt” leather sneaker

This sneaker is an affordable option for fans of Common Projects; New Republic’s Kurt leather low-top sneakers are branding-free, save for a tasteful gold-stamped logo on the tongue. A timeless staple.

Brand: New Republic
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Court, Casual
Price: AUD$90.00

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Vans Canvas Old Skool White Sneakers

25. Vans Canvas Old Skool

Vans have definitely been cashing in on a resurgence of late, however, regardless of trends, the Old Skools are here to stay. Team your white sneakers with streetwear.

Brand: Vans
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Court, Casual
Price: AUD$120.00

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Superga 2750 Cotu Classic

26. Superga 2750 Cotu Classic

A timeless silhouette that originated in 1911, the Superga 2750 Cotu Classic is a street style staple. The simple tennis shoe is composed of canvas and comes with a vulcanised gum sole.

Brand: Superga
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Court, Casual
Price: AUD$120.00

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Adidas Stan Smith Shoes

27. Adidas “Stan Smith” shoes

Created in 1971, Stan Smiths are one of the first popular minimalist white sneakers. These leather kicks capture the essence of the originals, with a green contrast heel tab and perforated three stripes branding on the lateral sides.

Brand: Adidas
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Court, Casual
Price: AUD$130.00

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Chuck Taylor All Star 70 low top white

28. Converse Chuck 70 low top

A new iteration of a 70s classic, the Converse Chuck 70 celebrates the original Chuck Taylor All Star with the addition of contemporary details. Some vintage elements are retained on the low-top style, including stitching on the sidewall and a heavier canvas upper.

Brand: Converse
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Basket, Casual
Price: AUD$130.00

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Nike Cortez Ultra Moire

29. Nike Cortez Ultra Moire basic sneaker

Nike’s first running shoe, the Cortez initially debuted in 1972. The Nike Cortez Ultra Moire riffs off its predecessor through the addition of modern stylistic touches while retaining the classic silhouette.

Brand: Nike
Style: Trainer, Sports
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$130.00

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Tretorn Nyliteplus white sneaker

30. Tretorn Nylite Plus sneakers

Another old school classic, the Tretorn Nylite Plus works off their signature silhouette to create a casual white sneaker with modern minimalist appeal.

Brand: Tretorn
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$130.00

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Stepney Workers Club Dellow Canvas Raw

31. Stepney Workers Club “Dellow” canvas sneaker

Hailing from East London, Stepney Workers Club delivers a low-key 90s style white sneaker which delivers interest through an oversized rubber outsole.

Brand: Stepney
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$170.00

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Converse One Star Oxford Sneakers

32. Converse One Star Oxford sneakers

Though not as instantly recognisable as their sibling Chucks, Converse’s One Star oxford white sneakers are more versatile, with their leather composition allowing for smart casual wear.

Brand: Converse
Style: Trainer, Casual
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$120.00

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Adidas Continental 80 White Sneakers

33. Adidas Continental 80 sneakers

Take it back to the 80s with these retro tennis kicks. Yeezy’s Powerphase white sneakers derive their inspiration from the Adidas Continental 80, however, the originals are easier to style (and find). Team with athleisure, streetwear, or casual looks.

Brand: Adidas
Style: Casual
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$150.00

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New Balance USA 997 bison 2

34. New Balance Made in US 997 Bison

Stop rooting through your dad’s wardrobe and cop these New Balance 997 Bisons instead. Look to Jerry Seinfeld for sartorial inspiration.

Brand: New Balance
Style: Sport
Active shoe style: Running

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Puma Heritage Basket Classic White sneakers

35. Puma Heritage Basket Classic sneakers

A leather upper lends this signature Puma silhouette a polished, timeless appeal. The Puma Heritage Basket Classic sneakers feature the Puma formstrip along the lateral sides, as well as understated gold-stamped branding.

Brand: Puma
Style: Sport, Casual
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$100.00

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Shoe the Bear Brushwick Sneakers white

36. Shoe The Bear Bushwick sneakers

Suede composition and attention to comfort make these low-top white men’s sneakers wearable for all occasions. Team with anything from jeans to dress pants.

Brand: Shoe the Bear
Style: Casual
Active shoe style: Court
Price: AUD$100.00

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Everlane White Sneakers

37. Everlane Tread The Trainer

Probably one of the most eco-friendly sneakers out there, Everlane’s The Trainer is made to last. Designed to be worn every day, these white sneakers feature a perforated panel on the lateral sides, a grey heel tab, and a rubber outsole. Style with casual attire.

Brand: Everlane
Style: Sport
Active shoe style: Running
Price: AUD$100.00

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General FAQ

Still have white sneaker questions? We’ve got you covered.

What are the best white sneakers?

Depends what you're looking for - New Republic's Kurt are the best affordable minimalist leather sneakers, yet Nike's Airforce Ones will also always be in style.

Which is the best brand for sneakers?

Nike and Adidas for true athletic kicks, New Balance and Fila for chunky dad-style sneakers, Vans for old school skater appeal, or Everlane for the environmentally conscious.

How do you break in white sneakers?

Athletic/performance-based models shouldn't require breaking in. For other styles, put on a thick pair of socks and wear your sneakers around the house for ten minutes. Take them off and bend up and down to stretch them, then blast them with a hairdryer for 2 minutes (the heat will expand the material). Put the sneakers back on and walk around the house until they've cooled.

Do white sneakers get dirty?

Depends on what you're doing in them... Clean your white sneakers with a dry brush, or by dipping a cloth in soapy water and gently removing any dirt.

What can I wear with white sneakers?

Mesh and other textile-based white sneakers (think Vans, Converse, Nike and Adidas' running shoes) work well with athleisure and streetwear looks, while minimalist leather sneakers can be worn with casual attire or even with smarter clothing like suiting separates.