10 Classic White Sneakers Every Guy Needs In Their Closet

Above: 10 classic white sneakers every guy needs in their closet
Above: 10 classic white sneakers every guy needs in their closet

The white sneaker is often a looked over piece of fashion that’s an essential item to be had in every guys’ closet. Wearing it allows you walk with our injuring your feet; it can be used in sport and can pull an outfit together like Kanye West producing Jay-Z’s The Blueprint (2001) album.

We’re giving homage to this understated yet über stylish shoe and rounded-up 10 classic white kicks every man needs in their closet. Check our choices below and just try to resist the temptation to shop.

1. Adidas

Adidas updates this much loved old school fav using full grain leather to increase the Superstar 2’s freshness factor by several notches. Buy: Adidas Men’s Superstar 2, $95.

2. Converse

Artists to athletes, and everyone in between, have worn a pair Converse’s Chuck Taylor sneakers and despite all the new fandangle shoe designs on the market these kicks classics that will never go out of style and remain one of the most comfortable shoe known to man. Buy: Converse Chuck Taylor High Top, $59.99.

3. Jordan

Sneaker history was made the day Michael Jordan stepped on the NBA court wearing his iconic Air Jordan I. Originally designed in red and black, this updated version channels late 90s style, is crafted from white leather and features the holographic ‘Wings’ symbol at the ankle. Buy: Jordan I Retro ’97, $160.

4. K-SWISS

American heritage tennis brand K-Swiss is known for delivering sophisticated on and off court sneaker style. The AdCourt ’72 SO is made from leather and shows-off the brand’s skill of creating clean and cool footwear designs. Buy: K-Swiss AdCourt ’72 SO, $80 USD.

5. Lacoste

Another company whose identity is deeply rooted in tennis tradition is French luxury brand Lacoste. The Ventron Nal trainer has an elegant design that features the company’s iconic green crocodile logo and a red pull tab at the heel. Buy: Lacoste White Ventron Nal Lace Up Logo Trainer, £65.

6. New Balance

New Balance’s 857 cross trainers can be put through your most rigorous gym workouts thanks to technology that ensures rear foot stability, shock absorption and flex grooves that gives the shoe flexibility whenever you move. Buy: New Balance 857 Men’s Cross-Training, $139.99.

7. Nike

Let’s be honest, wearing a pair of Nike Air Force 1s on the basketball court is akin to nails on a chalk board; this shoe is too fly to be dirtied up and serves, nowadays, as a show-and-tell piece off the court. The iconic sneaker gets a 21st century update with all white leather, Velcro straps and will up your street style credit. Buy: Nike White Air Force 1 Mid 07 Sneaker, $157.

8. Reebok

Peeping this all-white Reebok hi-top is a blast from the past – the 80s that is – and is a sight for sore eyes. It’s impossible to resist this classic sneaker and for $174 it’s a steal worth every penny. Buy: Reebok White Exofit Hitop Sneaker, $174.

9. Valentino

It’s not every day you come across a running shoe which costs more than a plan ticket to Paris, France, but if you’re going to droop the dolla bills then consider this high-end stunner by Italian fashion house Valentino. Buy: Valentino Men’s Colour-Block Stripe Leather Sneaker, £410.

10. Vans

Looking for an excuse to bring out your old skateboard from the back of the garage? Then Vans’ classic Slip On deck shoe, with original waffle outsole, will have you jumping on your board and relive your youth. Plus, at $45 how can you resist this affordable shoe? Vans Checkerboard Slip-On, $45.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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