I’m obsessed w/ white sneakers – the minimal, low profile silhouettes, and clean structured lines that fit seamlessly w/ summer dresses on the weekends and more business casual clothing for the office. Because I don’t have $380 to drop on a pair of Common Projects and don’t want to look like every single other person with Stan Smith’s, I’ve rounded up 10 pairs of classic white sneakers under $100 that you can wear to work, brunch and wherever else you’re going this summer.
Converse Jack Purcell Canvas Low Top, $64.99, available at Zappos.com
Just look at how clean these are. I love them because they still look like the classic, canvas Converse you know and love, but they’re a little more sophisticated. Wear these with casual work pants, khakis, jeans, shorts dresses…you name it.
Tretorn Marley 2, $72.00, available at Tretorn.com
These are a perfect summer shoe: Perforated leather for style and breathe-ability, they’re lightweight, and look way more expensive than they actually are.
PUMA Basket Classic LFS, $62.99, available at Zappos.com
The tiny gold logo on the side is just the right amount of logo I’m comfortable with. They’re leather, low profile, and I love that the laces are a bit thicker than other sneakers.
Reebok Workout Plus Vintage Sneaker, $85.00, available at Urban Outfitters
You probably remember your mom wearing these to do her Jane Fonda videotape workouts in your living room in the 80’s. They’re kind of clunky and not exactly white, but they’re so comfortable and classic, it doesn’t matter that they’re more like an ivory.
Nike Classic Cortez Premium, $90.00, available at Nike
One of my all-time favorite Nikes, the iconic white/red/blue colorway was made famous by Forrest Gump, and now, I suppose, Bella Hadid. Regardless, these are a super comfy summer shoe perfect for your brighter outfits and July 4th parties.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Hi, $69.99, available at Zappos.com
For when you want the hi-top option, but are trying to keep it super minimal. These should be your go-to.
Nike Air Jordan Retro 1 Mid, $99.98, available at Finish Line
And for when you want the sporty, hi-top option, the Retro 1’s keep it low key, but swaggy. $110 normally, but on sale for $99.98 when you add it to your cart.
adidas Tubular Shadow Shoes, $100, available at adidas.com
I keep seeing people in these and they’re really starting to grow on me. Do I like the adidas Boost & NMD’s more? Yes. But these are cheaper and look pretty damn comfy.
Vans Snake Classic Slip-On, $60.00, available at Vans.com
I love these because of their texture and subtlety. And who has time to tie their shoes? These update the casual slip-on look with the snake chambray and embossed suede. Even people that don’t like Vans like these.
Nike Women’s Roshe One Casual, $56.24, available at Finish Line
Easily the most comfortable option on this list, the Roshe is a no-brainer and feels like you’re walking on a cloud. They’re minimal, breathe-able, and the waffle pattern provides a stylish feel that blends in yet stands out.