It’s all about the white sneakers. We pick our favourite white kicks, which can take you from the gym to your 9-to-5.
From the runways to the streets, white sneakers are ruling them all. You can never go wrong with fresh white kicks; they belong in everyone’s wardrobe and go with everything. Need more convincing to give up your heels? Posh Spice (who would’ve never been caught dead in flats years ago) herself hung up her stilettos for Stan Smiths. Below, we pick the six best for both women and men.
Common Projects Leather Original Achilles Low
The OG of minimally designed shoes, Common Projects combines immaculate Italian construction with luxury fabrics. The result? Sleek, clean-lined sneakers with the brand’s signature branding of 10 gilded digits. Pictured above are the classic Leather Original Achilles Low, with a durable leather body and a rubber sole. Unfortunately for the ladies, these aren’t available in women’s sizes.
Available at Pedder on Scotts
Axel Arigato Clean 90 Sneaker White Leather
Largely still under-the-radar, ultra-cool Axel Arigato isn’t found in Singapore, but can be shipped in with free delivery. Handmade from smooth Italian calf leather with a matching rubber cup sole, these Clean 90 sneakers are bulkier than the likes of Common Projects, thanks to a higher heel and wider silhouette. They are, however, some of the comfiest sneakers around, thanks to a cushioned footbed and arch support. Confession: I wanted a pair so bad, I made the London store the first stop on a family trip. No regrets.
USD225USD, shop online
Superga 2750 Espadrille White
We call these our Sunday shoes. The fully breathable cotton upper (bye bye sweaty feet!) is made for sweltering outdoor days. The sole is made entirely of braided jute to resemble summer espadrilles. We’re so wearing these with everything from baggy jeans to cute summer dresses for brunch.
$99.90, available at Superga stores in Wheelock Place, VivoCity and Westgate
Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers
Can’t keep your white sneakers pristine? Never worry about staining your sneakers again with Golden Goose – these sneakers are designed to look worn in, with artfully distressed soles and purposely scuffed up uppers. These club-worthy metallic leather ones, come with a shiny laminated silver toe and heel tab, to dress up any outfit.
$640, available from Pedder on Scotts
Converse Chuck Taylor Dainty
Don’t be turned off the ‘dainty’ in the name. Slimmer than your average Chuck Taylors, these durable kicks have a lower profile and a thinner sole, with a cushion sock-liner, making it comfortable and for you to run around in all day.
$65.90, available from Converse stores islandwide
Athletic Propulsion Labs Women’s TechLoom Pro White
Athletic Propulsion Labs has come a long way – it was founded by brothers Adam and Ryan Golston in their college room dorm! Today, the brand is frequently sported on celebs like Kim K and Jessica Alba thanks to its ingenious way of combining style and function. Take these Techlooms in white. They boast exceptional fit, lightweight feeling and clever heeldrop for efficient running, with a clean aesthetic that’s ideal for any atheleisure #ootd.
$220, from Pedder on Scotts
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Photography: Darissa Lee of Honeycombers