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There’s nothing you can’t wear with a great pair of white sneakers, but finding the perfect pair can be tricky with so many iterations of the same shoe.
As a style editor with zero tolerance for uncomfortable footwear, I live in white sneakers. There are about 15 pairs in my closet right now, and I’ve donated about 15 more that I either tested for this guide or bought and wore to shreds. I feel like I’ve spent my whole adult life trying to find the very best white sneakers, particularly ones that strike a perfect balance between style, comfort, and longevity.
Wearing a few of my favorite white sneakers, all of which are in this guide. From left to right: Oliver Cabell, Greats, and Allbirds. Sally Kaplan/Insider
White sneakers, especially the classic leather trainers that every startup seems to be making, often look so similar that it can be hard to decipher the differences between them, but that’s what I’m here to help with. I’ll tell you which ones have a narrower fit, which ones crease too quickly, and other details to help you make the right decision.
Whether you’re after a sporty pair or a sleek silhouette, consider me the Yenta of your white sneaker hunt, here to help you find your perfect match.
And one last thing: While this guide is technically for the best white sneakers for people who wear women’s sizes or like feminine styles, shoes can be worn by anyone of any gender.