13 reasons why the white sneaker trend isn’t going anywhere

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You can hardly refresh your Instagram feed without the image of an impeccably styled woman wearing Stan Smiths popping up. The classic white kicks are everywhere (from iPhone screens to the actual streets), with fashionistas, celebrities, and athleisure addicts alike getting in on the trend that obviously has fitness scene crossover.

The appeal is obvious: Paired with printed leggings after yoga, skirts on the way to the office, or boyfriend jeans on the weekends, the white sneaker has become a universally chic and complementary addition to any outfit. Don’t believe us? Ask Victoria Beckham.

Ready for a new pair in your street style rotation? Here are 13 pairs of all-white sneakers that go with everything you own.

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Topshop ‘Copenhagen’ Lizard Embossed Faux Leather Sneaker, $35

Why choose between lizard-embossed faux leather or a platform sole when you can get both with these sporty-chic Italian-made sneakers.

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Acne Studios White Leather Adriana Trainers, $365

These statement sneakers are a bit of a fashion investment, and they come with a removable emoticon panel, for when you want your shoes to do all the talking.

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Michael Kors Craig Perforated Leather Grip-Strap Sneaker, $125

Too exhausted after a Megaformer Pilates or 100 squats in barre class to tie your shoes? This pair has Velcro closures for easy dress-and-go.

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Sperry Seacoast Leather Sneakers, $85

These slip-ons from Sperry are strictly lifestyle (yes, even if sailing on the open seas is your idea of a workout), but who doesn’t love a suede perma-tie?!



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Adidas Originals, $115

All about the classics? Then you’ve got to start with the aptly named Originals from Adidas.

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Puma Basket Matte and Shine Lace Up Sneakers, $70

Now that Puma is upping its it-girl quotient with the help of Rihanna and Kylie Jenner, don’t be surprised if you see these all over social media.

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Vans Canvas SK8-Hi, $60

For a bit more height (or skate cred), the all-white version of Vans’ iconic canvas sneaker hits all the marks.

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Keds Champion Eyelet, $50

These eyelet beauties are a fresh and pretty pair, best paired with spring dresses and skirts or your boho yoga look.

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Nike Roshe One, $75

This pair from Nike is meant to capture the look and feel of a tranquil Zen garden—though we kind of think this white-on-white pair is perfect for Kundalini yogis or a chic minimalist dressing look.



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Jil Sander White Leather High-Top Sneakers, $585

These high-top, pure white leather sneakers say, “Yes, I’m wearing high-tops to this very important digital marketing meeting or to this Jean-Georges restaurant. Got a problem with that?”

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ModCloth Skate Your Claim Slip-On Sneaker, $35

Think of these as the ultimate to-and-from slip-on spring-summer shoe. No laces mean no wait time, so even when you’re running late to hot yoga, or you’ll waste no time with too-tight knots.

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Chuck Taylor All Star Classic, $50

Need a little hint of color with your kicks? These Converse classics have just enough to brighten up any outfit without going in the neon direction like your boot-camp sneakers.

How about some fashion advice with these? Here’s how to style the all-white sneaker look.

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