7 Best White Running Shoes, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best White Running Shoes, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2022

Clean and classy — it's no wonder why runners keep coming back to white running shoes. Style aside, there are also multiple white running shoes that scream performance. 

And if you want style and performance mixed together, we have tried and tested the best of the best on the market. Whether you're looking for road running shoes or trail running shoes, we've got you covered. 

How we test running shoes

Each white running shoe on this list goes through a myriad of tests before it even lands a spot. Not only this but we also keep our reviews bias-free by: 

  • Purchasing each model with our own money to avoid brand loyalty
  • Run in them for at least 30-50 miles
  • Test them in our own shoe testing lab 
  • Cut each white running shoe open to see what they're made of
  • Measure each part of the shoe
  • Generate the shoe's Corescore based on thousands of expert and user reviews

Best white running shoes overall

Asics Novablast 3
Asics Novablast 3

CoreScore

93
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 205 users
92 / 100 from 12 experts

Pros

  • Super bouncy
  • Cushy feel for miles
  • Breathable
  • Light AF
  • Ready for cornering
  • Locks you in
  • Tongue stays in place
  • Grippy outsole
  • Mad durable
  • Sets the bar for a do-it-all shoe

Cons

  • A tad too long
  • More expensive by $10

Verdict

It's a comfy daily running shoe. It can go fast. It can go far. In the words of an expert, the Novablast 3 from Asics "sets the standard for what a daily trainer should be." What's more, you can race in it in your next marathon too. Talk about versatility! And if you want a light shoe that won't drag you down, the Asics Novablast 3 is the all-rounder you need.
Asics Novablast 3 full review

Best white road running shoes

Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0

CoreScore

93
Superb!
4.8 / 5 from 260 users
89 / 100 from 14 experts

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Responsive
  • Carbon rods
  • Soft midsole
  • Laces stay tight
  • Price

Cons

  • Runs narrow
  • Unstable at slow speeds
  • Runs half size big

Verdict

Top-tier race shoe from Adidas gets an update. In 2020 V1 won a ton of praise and world records with its carbon rod (and plate) design and Lightstrike Pro midsole. The super shoe category was once owned but just one brand but in 2021 there’s some serious contenders for best in show.
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0 full review

Best white trail running shoes

Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra
Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra

CoreScore

89
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 904 users
89 / 100 from 19 experts

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Nimble ride
  • Grippy outsole
  • Breathable
  • Dries quickly
  • Great lockdown
  • Reflective elements

Cons

  • Feels a touch minimalist
  • No heel pull loop

Verdict

Most trail runners haven't been very keen on Adidas trail shoes. They seemed like an afterthought given that the brand's focus was admittedly on sneakers and soccer cleats. But then the Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra arrived. It performed so well out on the trails that many runners have chosen it as their go-to.
Adidas Terrex Speed Ultra full review

Best white Nike running shoes

Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2
Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2

CoreScore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 340 users
90 / 100 from 19 experts

Pros

  • Insanely lightweight
  • Very breathable
  • Bouncy
  • Responsive
  • FAST
  • No break-in period needed
  • Good grip on dry surfaces

Cons

  • Not ideal for wide feet
  • Unstable
  • Forefoot strikers only

Verdict

The Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2 is probably one of the fastest shoes on the market, but it has some problems that the majority of runners agree with. It’s unstable, a bit too narrow still, looks ridiculous, and hits the pocketbook hard. If your job is to run fast, or you’re a sponsored athlete I think these shoes may be the tool to help you win, but for the average joe who wants to drop two minutes off their 5K time, it may be too much tech in a shoe designed for the 1% club.
Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2 full review

Best white Asics running shoes

Asics Noosa Tri 13
Asics Noosa Tri 13

CoreScore

92
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 10,535 users
87 / 100 from 10 experts

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Perfect fit
  • Do-it-ALL shoe
  • Lightweight
  • Springy ride
  • Spacious toebox
  • Secure lockdown
  • Good ground contact
  • Durable
  • Great straight out of the box

Cons

  • Not for wet surfaces
  • Bold design is not for everyone

Verdict

A triathlon shoe, the Asics Noosa Tri 13 is a standalone that made our road runs fun and fast! It's comfortable enough for long days, it's agile for the speedier runs or races, and is equally perfect for short-distance efforts. Although very cushioned, we never felt any dragging. And like a true Asics, this shoe is built to last!
Asics Noosa Tri 13 full review

Best value white running shoes

Brooks Launch 8
Brooks Launch 8

CoreScore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 24,842 users
87 / 100 from 15 experts

Pros

  • Hugs your feet
  • No heel slipping
  • Breathable
  • Surprisingly flexible
  • Easy to slide into
  • Elf tab
  • Feels light and fast
  • Affordable speed trainer

Cons

  • Not for slick surfaces

Verdict

A shoe that literally launches you forward - the Brooks Launch 8! Easily, it's one of the best picks for speed training shoes that don't break the bank. For a budget shoe, it goes above and beyond in areas of lightness, speed, and durability - something most speedsters don't possess! If you already have an easy-day and race-day shoe, this will complete your rotation. And if you want a light daily running shoe, it can fit the bill too!
Brooks Launch 8 full review
Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.