Shoes | April 4, 2022 11:15 am

The 22 Best Pairs of White Sneakers for Men in 2022

Name a shoe more important than the white sneaker. We'll wait.

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We’ll just say it: white sneakers are a spring must-have. No, scratch that; they’re a year-round must-have. Their boundless versatility and blank-slate curb appeal make them quite literally the only shoe you need for grocery runs, date nights, days at the office, even weddings — assuming you get the right pair.

It’s not just their utility that makes white sneakers so damn good. Any sneakerhead worth his weight in Yeezys will tell you that an unsoiled white kick trumps all, partly for that glorious fresh out of the box first wear and partly for the thrill of beating them up. Crispy white sneakers will make you feel like a new man — perfect for spring, no?

Surely due to their ease of wear, there are an abundance of white sneakers to choose from. Every brand, retailer and fashion house around have taken a crack at the style, producing canvas, gum-soled low tops to OG Converse to $700 designer kicks and beyond. Some of it is very good. A lot of it is very, very bad.

To help you separate the wheat from the chaff, we’ve rounded up all the hardest wearing, best looking and generally excellent white sneakers on the market right now. A ton of styles from Nike, New Balance, Common Projects and more all make appearances, with the same unifying factor — a crispy, go-with-anything exterior that’ll spice up your spring for sure.

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Farfetch

New Balance x Aime Leon Dore 550

Unequivocally the hottest reintroduction in recent memory, the New Balance 550, a vintage NB release from 1989, has found new life as one of Aime Leon Dore’s bestselling collaborations. It’s got all the right bells and whites for spring — an eye-catching shape, crisp, premium leather, and a retro-look fresh out of an ’80s yearbook. The only problem? Other people know how sick these shoes are too, so they’re perennially sold out. Of course, you can try your luck on the resale market if you feel you have to have them.

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Koio

Koio Capri Sneaker

The Koio Capri is crisp sneaker perfection, with a true all-white colorway and supple, full-grain leather that’s been handcrafted in Italy and set on a durable rubber sole. Sturdy enough to wear every day but formal enough to pair with some smart trousers, or even a lightweight suit, they’re a great pair for the warm months ahead.

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Adidas

Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker

Look up “white sneaker” in the dictionary and you’ll find a picture of the Adidas Stan Smith staring back at you. The shoe has it all — rounded toe, recycled vegan upper, versatility in spades and over 50 years of history to back it up. If we had to choose one (readily available) white sneaker to wear for the rest of our little lives, there’s no question that we would very happily live out our days with Mr. Stan on our feet.

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AllBirds

Allbirds Tree Runner Sneaker

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying the ingenious design of Allbirds’ cult-spawning Tree Runner. Woven with a revolutionary lightweight and breathable eucalyptus fiber, these sneakers are lighter than air and hold up surprisingly well. An added bonus, the Tree Runner is not only produced with eco-friendly, sustainable materials, but trumpets a carbon-neutral creation process, as well.

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Nike

Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage Sneaker

Another blast from the past, the Nike Blazer Mid ’77 has cropped up as a necessary part of any reasonably well-dressed dude’s wardrobe.

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GREATS

GREATS The Royale Eco Canvas

As if the GREATS Royale sneaker wasn’t already good enough, it’s gone through a complete, eco-forward overhaul, without sacrificing an ounce of quality. 100% repurposed cotton canvas, algae foam-base padding, 100% natural rubber, and recycled cotton laces all feature one the conscious sneaker.

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Converse

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

The Chuck Taylor All Star is the bread and butter of white sneakers; simple, easy to wear, and incredibly cost-effective.

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Nordstrom

Hoka Bondi 7 Running Shoe

The sheer amount of cushioning on the Hoki Bondi shoe (33mm of cloud-esque foam) makes every step you take feel like you’re walking on air. Comfort is always in style, especially when it’s paired with the on-trend maximalist look.

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End. Clothing

Grenson Sneaker 44

Heritage shoemakers Grenson are known for their formal footwear, but don’t count out their leather sneakers, either.

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Huckberry

Veja V-10 Sneaker

An ethical shoe through the totality of its construction, the Veja V-10 is well-sourced, fair labor produced and ready to dress down a very swanky pair of trousers.

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Amazon

Adidas Samba Sneaker

If retro is decidedly your vibe, the Samba is really the only option. Gumsoled and sporting the classic long tongue, these bad boys and some short shorts are about to singlehandedly bring back the ’70s.

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Nike

Nike Air Max 90 Sneakers

We can’t say for certain that the Air Max 90 was the shoe that started it all, but there’s no denying the effect of this kick — in all its various colorways, not just this certified fresh all-white look — has been monumental and instrumental in creating the sneaker culture we live in today since it’s inception in (you guessed it) 1990. Plus, they look killer with jeans.

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Everlane

Everlane ReNew Leather Sneakers

A sustainable leather shoe for under $50? Sign us up!

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Mr. Porter

Common Project Original Achilles Leather Sneakers

The Common Projects Achilles has been the white sneaker benchmark for as long as menswear has cared about white sneakers and for good reason; their minimalist design, premium leather and handcrafted form make them bar none in the leather kicks game.

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Mr. Porter

Balenciaga Triple-S Logo Print Faux Leather Sneakers

Ready to try your hand at “fashion”, and want to blow a bag in the process? The Balenciaga Triple S have adorned the feet of Kanye and Pharell, and the massive, chunky units can affix yours for a measly band.

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Reebok

Reebok Club C 85 Men’s Sneaker

Along with other retro styles like the Adidas Samba or Nike Blazer, the Reebok Club C has been a long-standing affordable alternative to its sporty competitors. That’s not to imply that the shoe is lacking in quality — its minimalist design and soft leather upper are just as good as they were 40 years ago.

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Sperry

Sperry Men’s Striper II CVO Sneaker

Ahoy there! The Sperry Striper II CVO Sneaker induces just the beachy feel we want for summer, but don’t be folded; these laid-back canvas joints can still take a beating.

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End. Clothing

New Balance M991TW – Made In England

The ultimate dad shoe, in the ultimate dad shoe color.

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Nordstrom

On The Rodger Center Court Tennis Sneaker

Two Swiss legends, one Swiss shoe.

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Rothy’s

Rothy’s The RS01 Sneaker

Knit, breathable comfort in a beautifully crafted package.

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Mr. Porter

Mr. P Eco Edition Larry VEGEA Sneakers

An update to the classic Larry Sneaker and part of MR. P’s in-house basics, the VEGEA introduces quality recycled materials into the mix.

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End. Clothing

Paul Smith Basso Leather Sneaker

Sir Paul (no, not that one) makes a very good sneaker to go with his very crazy spring apparel.