Ah, fresh white sneakers. The eternally stylish shoes with staying power manage to be simultaneously trendy for 2021, yet timeless (not to mention comfortable). Equally at ease with your trusty jeans or sweats as they are with flirty spring dresses or your go-to caftan, the right pair lends an effortless vibe to just about any look. In fact, wearing white sneaks with a cute dress is one of our favorite foolproof outfit hacks.
Whether you prefer sporty cool kicks, retro-inspired trainers, chunky platforms or more minimal silhouettes, there’s something to cater to your every mood and almost any occasion. Casual workday? Sure. Date night? Check. Road trip? Definitely. As for materials, canvas, leather and even wool are suitable year-round. And there’s also plenty of sustainable options that will have you rethinking what eco-friendly footwear looks like (hint: it’s pretty chic).
Meet some of the best white sneakers for women you can add to your rotation right now—including some affordable picks and soon-to-be classics.
Women’s Wool Runners in Natural White
Soft and lightweight, these popular sneakers from one of Gayle and Oprah’s favorite brands, are ultra comfortable thanks to the breathable merino wool and cushioned insole derived from sustainable materials.
Duchess Kate and Meghan Markle sport these canvas lace-ups with everything from polished cropped trousers to casual skinny jeans. Hey, it’s not the first time the royals have twinned.
These sporty Puma classics pair well with just about any look, from a flirty summer dress to all shades of denim.
V-10 Leather Sneakers
Sustainability was the driving force behind these French-girl favorites. Many elements of this pair, including the mesh upper and natural rubber sole, are sourced from reclaimed or eco-conscious materials.
Prefer a lived-in look? This leather and suede pair is already slightly distressed while the perforated star design and metallic back add extra oomph.
Women’s Stan Smith
A beloved classic for a reason: this leather tennis sneaker may have originated on the court but it earned its style stripes on the street.
Bren Slip-On Sneaker
The ease of a slip-on can’t be beat, making these an ideal travel pair (hello, TSA security checks). Mesh material and a cushioned footbed contribute to the comfy factor.
Court Vision Low
An iridescent swoosh perks up an otherwise minimal silhouette.
If you’re looking for some neutral kicks with a little personality, take note of this innovative design. On its own, it’s a bright white sneaker but with the quick addition of the included accessory topper, you have a totally different sneaker.
Chuck Taylor High Top Sneaker
We don’t need to explain the appeal of this iconic high top (Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is also a Converse devotee). Go ahead and rough ’em up—they look better worn-in and scuffed.
Women’s Triple Kick Canvas Fashion Sneaker
With a 1″ platform, this simple all-American style will give you the lift you are looking for. It pairs especially well with dresses.
Women’s High Top
These high tops are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and other sustainable materials. The brand also has a Virtuous Circle Program that allows customers to return their used sneakers and get $20 towards a new pair.
Skool Platform Sneaker
Keep it old “skool” with this timeless skate shoe. The tonal details make it versatile and easy-to-wear.
Women’s Retro Sneakers
With a bit of a throwback retro vibe, these canvas lace-ups easily add some casual cool to any outfit.
Rally Low-Top Platform Sneakers
Daily step count goal, check! With arch support and a breathable mesh footbed, these roomy sneaks will keep you going all day.
The Forever Sneaker
Reduce your carbon footprint, increase your style game. Everlane’s no-frills (thus, goes-with-everything) sneakers feature earth-friendly components such as partially recycled canvas and natural rubber outsoles. They are also fully machine-washable so you can keep them in mint condition. If its life cycle should come to an end, the brand will even help you recycle them.