While bright shades often get noticed first, white often gets a raw deal. Which shouldn’t be the case. I mean, yeah, purple, and red, and vivid blue are kind of exciting but white? Oh but it is. While the basic color may not often inspire a second look, without it, many sneaker colorways would not be as noticeable as they are.
See, white isn’t just one shade. There’s a whole gamut of white tones ranging from pure white to linen and cream. And all of them are perfect for propping up other hues. White gives other colors added accent and character. Sometimes it adds a complementary pop, but when it's by itself, the result can also be quite stunning. Throw in a bit of texture, and you might even be amazed.
Want to know more about cool white casual shoes? Then please read on.
Popular men’s white casual shoes
We checked user preference, and these are some of the most well-liked men’s shoes with white colorways that came up.
1. Adidas Caflaire
Adidas keeps it simple and fuss-free with these shoes’ classic and sports-inspired styling. The Caflaire sneakers manage to convey sophistication without being overtly dressy. Smooth leather uppers provide an aura of elegance complemented by the suede mudguard and heel overlays. The Three-Stripe logos in black synthetic leather give the shoes a pop of color.
2. Puma El Rey Fun
These men's all white casual shoes are a new version of a 21st-century classic—the Puma El Rey. The Fun edition kept the colored strap from the original but gave the shoes a huge Puma call-out on the strap. The sneakers are designed for laidback days, and this is very evident in the straightforward styling and easy slip-on construction.
The kicks feature a synthetic leather covering with micro perforation accents on the forefoot. Two white versions are available. One is all white from the uppers to the soles while the other edition has a white base with blue-colored straps and heel tabs.
3. Converse El Distrito
Seems that the Converse brand is on a continuous winning streak with the release of the El Distrito. The low-top shoes are simply designed with only a Star Chevron logo at the sides to break the monotony. This proves to be an advantage, however, as the shoes’ utter simplicity is their own strength.
The canvas uppers are done up in white while black accents by way of the laces, Star and Chevron logos, and linings provide a superb contrast to draw the eye.
4. Lacoste Europa
Lacoste gives everything it touches a hint of elegance, and it’s no different with the Europa. Despite the simple court-inspired styling, the shoes embody an air of sophistication you can’t ignore. Leather uppers combine with Ortholite insoles for a perfect blend of comfort and classy fashion.
The shoes are dressed up in white with navy panels on the sides to give the shoes a subtle pop. Embroidered Lacoste wordmarks in white can be found at the heels against a background of dark blue.
5. Polo Ralph Lauren Vaughn
Another brand that delights in releasing classically-styled shoes is Polo Ralph Lauren. In the case of the Ralph Lauren Vaughn silhouette, the oxford-inspired construction has a definite preppy vibe that brings to mind oxford shirts and chinos.
The shoes come with leather laces as well as leather accents on the tongues and heel patches and counters. The base fabric that covers the uppers differ wildly depending on the colorway and includes corduroy, denim, tweed, and cotton.
6. Ecco Intrinsic 3 Leather
A refined take on the sporty leisure look, the Intrinsic 3 Leather keeps the design to a minimum and gives back versatility in the process. The supple leather cover of the shoes combined with the clean and polished styling means you can take them to work or to play.
The sneakers feature white premium full-grain leather uppers which are complemented by the bungee speed lacing system and an inner bootie construction.
7. Puma Breaker Leather
Puma certainly knows about shoes. It has been making them since 1948. The Breaker Leather model is inspired by the vintage looks of one of the brand’s most iconic silhouettes—the Suede. The Breaker profile was first introduced by Big Sean in 2017 through the Breaker Knit which launched in 2017. The Leather version soon followed.
Although carrying a much simpler design than its knit brother, the Puma Breaker Leather model still merits second and third looks courtesy of the genuine leather uppers, unparalleled retro styling, and jagged retro tooling of the outsoles.
Casual white sneakers popular with women
Women seem to be just as crazy as men about white sneakers. These are some of the frequently searched and purchased models:
1. Timberland Londyn 6-inch Sneaker Boots
The rugged appeal of Timberland boots has been given a feminine twist via the Londyn 6”. The shoes are done up in tonal color, from the nubuck leather uppers to the laces and the outsoles. With breathable linings made of 50% recycled plastic bottles and 34% recycled rubber outsoles, the shoes are an eco lover’s dream. Ortholite insoles provide unceasing comfort while the street-style look keeps you very much in fashion.
2. Puma Fenty Avid
The sneaker-sandal vibe of these all white casual sneakers set them apart from anything we’ve seen so far. The design ably showcases Rihanna’s ingenious flair for fashion. The Fenty Avid shoes feature a barrel-style lock lacing system combined with bungee laces to secure the feet, mesh and nylon uppers, reinforced heel and collar pull tabs, and rubber outsoles with aggressive, trail-inspired tread patterns.
3. Steve Madden Memory
The Memory silhouette by Steve Madden is for people who thrive on retro kicks. The chunky soles of yesteryears, and which are back in demand again, are very much present in these low-top shoes. Platform soles measuring 2.5” give users a lift while keeping you in retro cool fashion. The uppers are an excellent fusion of textures from the leather, suede, and textile fabrics.
4. Keds Craze II
With these shoes, Keds turned the word ‘simple’ into a compliment. These women’s casual white sneakers boast of a clean and no-frills styling. The standout element of these shoes is their fine stitching accents that give them added character while the twill and leather fabrics keep things straightforward yet classy. A thin line of black runs through the midsoles and also through the sides of the sneakers as an excellent way of providing contrast.
The timeless design of the Keds Craze II kicks is complimented by the Ortholite insoles that wick moisture from inside the shoes to keep feet cool and dry. They also bring comfort by adapting to the curves of the feet and extra cushioning.
5. Adidas Cloudfoam Pure
Formerly of the NEO collection, the Cloudfoam Pure is now under Adidas’ Women’s Essentials range. The shoes evince a definite sporty look courtesy of the stretchy mesh uppers and sock-like construction. The athletic styling is enhanced by the speedy and streamlined design of the kicks which also provide, by the way, superior cushioning via the combined Cloudfoam midsoles and outsoles.
The TPU Three-Stripe logos and Cloudfoam soles are done up in bright white which stands out from the cloud white and black of the uppers.
6. Skechers Gratis - Going Places
These all white casual sneakers were designed with convenience and mobility in mind. The slip-on construction, stretchable laces, and front pull tabs make the Skechers Gratis - Going Places the ideal companion to women on the go. The mesh base and cutout nubuck overlays keep things lightweight while the Air-Cooled Memory Foam enhances the shoes’ stability and cushioning.
7. Merrell Around Town City Lace Canvas
These feminine sneakers are made for women who like to explore. The simple low-profile construction of the sneakers hides several techs that are engineered to give the ultimate comfort which comes in handy for tramping about during city adventures.
The contoured insoles of the kicks make use of the brand’s Kinetic Fit™ Base which adds flexible support. The M Select™ CUSH outsoles balance comfort and durability while maintaining an ultra lightweight feel. And the Merrell Air Cushion in the heels absorbs shock while providing stability.
A unique design at the heels gives the plain white canvas uppers a more stylish flair while the laidback fashion makes it the perfect go-to footwear for everyday activities.
White casual unisex kicks
Sometimes a design is just too good to keep to one gender. These are some of our users’ most well-liked unisex models with a white colorway.
1. Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost v2 Zebra
There’s just something about Yeezys that make them so coveted. These well-hyped shoes are hard to get since they sell out fast, but that’s understandable. Adidas shoes with Boost soles and Primeknit uppers are almost always guaranteed fast sales, but throw in the Yeezy name, and everyone goes crazy.
The Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost v2 followed on the heels of the first Yeezy 350 Boost a year after the first was launched in 2015. The newer version featured a low-cut profile that’s a little bit higher than the first and Boost units that are somewhat larger. The launch of the second version saw the release of six color schemes, but in 2017, two other new colorways came out, both in white. One was called Cream White while the other was Zebra.
The soles of the Zebra colorway are translucent white the uppers are mostly done up in white with black patterns reminiscent of that four-legged wild animal. A red SPLY-350 script runs along the sides of the shoes, providing a break from all the whites and blacks.
2. Adidas Questar BYD
These sports-inspired Questar BYD kicks have a minimalistic design that is the perfect backdrop for the fine embroidered detailing on their mesh uppers. The casual white sneakers feature tonal uppers with gray accents on the midsoles and outsoles. The streamlined design manages to balance style and performance ably while Ortholite insoles provide undeniable comfort.
3. Nike Hakata
Nike’s white casual shoes are named after a place in Japan and aptly so because they showcase the Japanese people’s love for the ultra minimalistic lifestyle. The Hakata sneakers have one-piece neoprene mesh uppers and wavy-tread patterned soles that look utterly modern. While most of the uppers are dressed in white including the laces, the faux-leather at the rear of the shoes and the Swoosh logos on the sides are done up in black.
4. New Balance 247 Decon
Built for every day all day wear, the 247 Decon does not disappoint. The athletic style is brought about by the bootie-style uppers and helped along by the REVlite midsoles. The midsoles not only provide a fashionable statement but also keep things lightweight while providing ample cushioning.
The all white casual shoes boast of engineered mesh uppers and synthetic heel cages. The only thing that prevents the sneakers from being pure white is the gum soles that they sport.
5. SeaVees Monterey Standard
The Monterey Standard defines SeaVees’ coastal culture and the California lifestyle. The low-cut sneakers were created to celebrate the hippie age’s Monterey Pop Festival which introduced to us such legends such as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin, and The Who.
The all-white casual sneakers come covered in heavy-duty cotton canvas and feature contoured bamboo canvas footbeds, textured toe bumpers, lightly waxed shoelaces, and calendar outsoles.
6. New Balance 247 Classic
The NB 247 Classic is a new variation of an old favorite. The shoes’ drew inspiration from three of the brand’s iconic models to come up with the slim and sleek silhouette. Engineered mesh uppers dress up the sneaker, REVlite midsoles provide the cushioning, and the sock construction brings a snug fit.
Plenty of the men’s versions are defined by a contrasting N logo on the sides while the women’s show tonal 3M N logos.
7. Supra Factor
The modern, sporty look of these white casual shoes are ideal for the active person. The Supra Factor carries an innovative and very contemporary design composed of a sock-like construction, multi-paneled uppers, and a podular lacing system. The running-inspired EVA outsoles hug the foot while running or walking while the black TPU heel counters keep the shoes fitting like a glove.
What exactly is a casual sneaker?
Shoes often are designed for a specific thing/things. There are running shoes for, well, running, and hiking footwear for tramping nature’s paths. Each type of footwear has details engineered into it to make it more suited to the activity it was created for. Casual sneakers are simply lifestyle shoes. They’re specifically designed for fashion and everyday wear although quite a few would do well when used for sports.
I’m interested in buying more lifestyle shoes from various brands. How do I go about choosing the correct size for me if I buy online?
Do you have a preferred brand that you regularly buy? Please check that brand’s size chart to get your shoe size’s equivalent in centimeters. Let’s say you’re a Saucony fan but want to try out a Nike silhouette for the first time. Your Saucony shoe size is 9 in men’s. In the Saucony’s size chart a 9 is equal to 27 cms. 27 cms., meanwhile, would be a 10 in Nike using their chart.
How can I make sure I get the correct fit?
Through user reviews. They will give you an idea if a particular silhouette runs large or small. Here at RunRepeat, we’ve made it easier for you. No need to read up on so many user experiences with a shoe. Not only have we collected information on whether a shoe is narrow or wide or big or small, but we’ve also gathered an exhaustive amount of data from numerous testers and reviewers to give you a concise and summarized list of what people liked and did not like about each model.
Okay, I’m sold. Where do I buy these white casual shoes you’ve mentioned?
After deciding on the model and figuring out which size best fits you, the next step would be getting the best deal. We’ve also taken care of that. RunRepeat has partnered with many stores to make the buying process as painless as possible. On each shoe article page, offers for that particular sneaker are shown. Just simply click on one, and it should take you directly to the store’s website.
I’m unsure about the type of fabric I should purchase. Care to help me out?
This is a short guide in helping you pick out the shoes that are best suited for your lifestyle:
Is the area you live or work in subject to lots of rain? Is it cold or warm?
What is your purpose in buying the shoes? Are they strictly for fashion or would you need them for work or exercise?
If you live in a rainy area, for example, Louisiana, your non-water resistant shoes would see action only a few times a year. If you live somewhere very cold, fabrics that don’t keep the heat in would not be a good idea. We all make sacrifices for fashion, but if you need to be practical, then style comes in second.
The kind of activity you do also determine what type of material your shoes should be made out of. If you like an occasional skateboarding session, regular fabrics like canvas will do, but if you like to skate hard and often, suede or leather would be better.
What are the pros and cons of each fabric type for the uppers?
There are so many different types of shoe fabrics so let’s keep it to some of the most utilized.
Leather fabrics are durable and break in well but can also be expensive.
Canvas, mesh, and other textile fabrics allow feet to breathe better than other materials and they’re also easy to clean, but they’re not as durable.
Suede looks rich and elegant, but stains can be hard to get rid of.
Knit conforms to the feet well but won’t be very supportive.
What can I wear with white casual sneakers in men's measurements?
White is easy enough to wear being a basic color that is a staple in most wardrobes. But here are some ways you can style your kicks:
White shoes in rich leather can be worn with a full suit.
Low-tops, especially the simple retros, pair well with a t-shirt, jeans, and a blazer.
The classic silhouettes with streamlined designs look good with chinos and a collared shirt.
Sporty high-top sneakers do well when combined with joggers or shorts.
Nothing says laidback and classic more than white sneakers, white shirt, and denim shorts.
What are the ways I can style my white casual shoes in women’s sizes?
Here are some style tips for each of your different fashion moods:
High-top white casual sneakers in women's sizes look good with jeans, a blouse, and a colorful statement-making coat.
Retro kicks with clean lines work well with two-piece sets or pantsuits.
Midi dresses and skirts can look good with high-tops.
A short skirt suit can be balanced by chunky throwback shoes.
A cute dress can be complemented by a basic white tennis silhouette.
How do I keep my casual white sneakers clean and white?
Spot clean stains and scuffs as soon as possible, so they’re easier to remove rather than letting them dry on your shoes. Melamine foam (Magic Erasers and the like) work wonders on scuffs on the soles. Just don’t use them for your shoes’ uppers. The fabric might not be able to take it.
For most materials, a soft old toothbrush, mild soap, and water would be enough. You can use these with canvas, nylon, and mesh. Take care not to scrub too hard. In most cases, suede only requires a suede brush while leather only needs a damp cloth.
What can I do to make my shoes last longer?
Store your shoes away from direct sunlight. Sunlight causes colors to fade, and in the case of white, sometimes the sun can turn the color yellowish. Keeping them always clean and rotating use will help your kicks last you a good long while.
15 best white casual sneakers
Adidas Twinstrike ADV
New Balance 247
Adidas Questar BYD
Fila Ray Tracer
Tommy Hilfiger Pandora
Under Armour Slingride 2
Under Armour HOVR SLK
Native AP Mercury Liteknit
SeaVees Monterey Standard
Under Armour Street Encounter IV
Hush Puppies Gus
Lacoste Bayliss Vulc PRM
Etnies Barge LS
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