If you watched the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics back in July, you might have noticed Team USA rocking some very chic white sneakers. And if you were inspired to snag a pair for your closet (mainly thanks to Simone Biles and co.), so were we.
When it comes to fashion staples, every person deserves to have some stylish white kicks in their wardrobe. They're versatile, timeless, and perfect to style with all your summer looks (although if we're being honest, white sneaks look good every season). From pairing them with a cute summer dress to your fave high-waisted jeans, white sneakers are the perfect blank canvas. So, it’s no surprise they were the official shoe of choice for Team USA.
In case you missed it, gymnast (and part-time superhero) Simone Biles and her teammates snapped a photo of themselves on Instagram wearing the custom made white kicks from Ralph Lauren during the opening ceremony. The shoes in the pic may not be available to the public (for now), but Ralph Lauren does has a few similar styles for you and I to take home. For example, these Jackson Action Leather sneakers are up for grabs for $85. Also, these Court Sneakers with the signature blue and red stripe on the side are available at Zappos if you want something closer to Team USA's colors.
But if these aren't your cup of tea, there are a slew of other styles floating around the internet to round out your wardrobe. To help narrow down your search for the best white sneakers, take a peak at these chic options under $130.
Some of our favorite white sneakers:
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a pair of Nike Air Force 1 ’07s. Not only are they considered a classic style among sneakerheads, but they’re also super comfy and versatile. (I know from personal experience). It’s a shoe that you can wear with your go-to street style one day and throw on with a dress the next. And while they might look bulky, they offer a lot of support thanks to their durable leather.
Simple, simple, simple. This is exactly what these Poppy sneakers are. For a sneaker that can easily transition from day to night, these shoes are a safe bet. Their ultra-basic design makes them super versatile and easy to wear. As a bonus, they’re lightweight so you don’t have to worry about your feet feeling too bulky.
For a shoe you want to live in all summer, Allbirds has got you covered. In addition to feeling like a vacation for your feet, these sporty style Tree Runners also help reduce foot odor. Made with sustainable materials like eucalyptus tree fiber, these shoes have a lot of flexibility for you to move around in and wear every day.
There’s a reason why this Cotu classic sneaker is a go-to for Kate Middleton—they’re a minimalist’s dream! The shoes’ low-top design and canvas material make for an easy, breezy look. You can use them to polish off a formal ensemble or style them with a cute polo and jeans. Not to mention, they come in an array of different colors in case you want to switch up your fit. Prices start at $31.52.
Thanks to Gen Z, chunky platforms are in and are here to stay. And if you’re looking to keep on trend, these pair of Chuck Taylors may be just want you need. Described by one reviewer as “pretty lightweight for the way they look,” the All Star Lugged Ox Sneakers stay true to the classic Converse style while adding a little flare to your wardrobe.
Every pair of Keexs sold helps to support keeping a child in school: “Our mission at KEEXS is to pioneer innovation in footwear, bring exciting designs to life and empower communities through socially oriented projects,” the brand says on their website. This pair is made with vegan leather and a thinner framework so that thick socks for winter can fit comfortably.
If you’re a runner, any-Hoka shoe would be a no-brainer. (The American Podiatric Medical Association has given the retailer the seal of approval). But these Clinton 8 sneakers are ones to especially keep on your radar. Designed to give you all the heel and midsole support for a smooth landing, these top-rated kicks are the “perfect combination of light and soft” to help optimize your runs.
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