FACT: Buy now, wear forever

The white sneaker, from luxe to low cost

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Words: Leila Petersen | Images: Supplied

Surpassing trend status, the crisp white sneaker has shifted into potentially timeless (not to mention comfortable) must-have territory. The right pair is a foolproof accent for almost any look; a does-it-all footwear option that’s equally at ease with jeans as it is with a dress. While this understated trainer adds effortless cool factor to your ensemble, it’s not the main reason why we can’t help but love these versatile staples. It’s the fact that they look good at every price point. So, whether you’re looking for a sporty-casual or more luxe pair, here are some of the best white sneakers you can add to your cart right now, from affordable favourites to soon-to-be classics.

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Classic style, affordable and super easy to keep clean, this canvas sneaker ticks all the boxes.

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If high tops are more your style, try this pair. The old-school vibes of this legendary lace-up will lend a retro feel to your overall look.

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Converse is known for its iconic low and high-top silhouettes and this espadrille style is just as versatile, woven midsole and all.

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An oldie but a goodie, Reebok’s sleek leather sneaker is fashion-meets-function at its finest. Loved for both its comfort and versatility, it’s ready to be a regular in your sneaker rotation.

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For those who prefer a more futuristic aesthetic, the Gel-Quatum from Asics does not disappoint. While we love that it’s designed with performance in mind, that fact that its pairs well with our everyday style makes us love it even more.

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Reigning supreme in the white sneaker department, this eternally fly sneaker has not only proven to have major staying power, but has also reached cult status. You know you want to.

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This icon needs no introduction. Simple, reliable and quietly cool, it’s the ultimate white sneaker that complements just about everything you own.

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Devon Daniels
The label game