One of my absolute must-have wardrobe staples is a classic pair of white sneakers. I love styling them with jeans, summery dresses, shorts, jumpsuits, and loungewear—and they’re the ideal travel shoe to pack for trips that require a lot of walking.
But finding the “perfect” white sneaker is no easy task (and you KNOW I’m picky when it comes to shoes.)
Some feel too childish; others make your feet look too big (or too small); and worst of all—some are downright uncomfortable.
Below, you’ll find a selection of the best white sneakers for women—some of these I personally own (Stan Smiths FOR LIFE!) and others are styles that have high ratings or were recommended by friends.
The Best White Sneakers for Women
Few brands can boast the cult following that AllBirds has amassed in just a few years. Men and women alike swear by their signature machine washable sneakers, known for their breathability and ease.
Allbirds Tree Runner Sneakers
When I recently asked my Facebook group for recommendations on the most comfortable shoes for standing all day, AllBirds won in a landslide.
I’ve recommended this sneaker to countless friends—it’s the perfect “goes with everything” shoe that won’t break the bank and will never go out of style. The Italian brand has been making this exact style since 1911 (!) and they remain as relevant today as they were back then.
Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker
After having my eyes on a pair of APLs for years, I finally pulled the trigger on the Techloom wave—and I’m SO happy I did. These white slip-on sneakers literally feel like walking on clouds. They’re hands down the most comfortable pair of sneakers that I own.
APL Techloom Wave
They describe the material as “high-elastic 3D stretch rebound TechLoom”—which, I’m guessing, is a fancy way of saying that the fabric molds to your foot and stretches, without stretching out.
These definitely aren’t the cheapest pair of white sneakers on the list, but based on my experience so far, they seem worth every penny.
You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of converse Chuck Taylors. The nice thing about these is that even if you get them dirty, you can throw them into the laundry with a bit of bleach and detergent and they’ll come out looking like new.
I first heard of this brand after Meghan Markle was famously photographed wearing a pair of them with Prince Harry. They’ve since skyrocketed in popularity (and rightfully so.)
Veja Esplar Low Sneakers
While the lace up version is definitely the most popular, Veja also makes a super comfortable Slip On Leather Sneaker for women that has three velcro straps.
This classic pair of kicks from Soludos is a fan favorite, and undoubtedly among the brand’s most popular. Soludos die-hards praise the style for being both fashionable and easy to walk in for long periods of time.
Soludos Ibiza Classic Leather Sneaker
One reviewer stated “I had been on the hunt for the perfect versatile white leather sneakers for a while and was weary of ordering these online without trying them on, but so glad I did. They are EXTREMELY comfortable and do not dig into my heels like other brands of leather sneakers. Also very true to size. 5 stars!”
Golden Goose Superstar Sneaker
The Cloudfoam range from Adidas is known for being as light as, well, a cloud—and wildly comfortable to boot.
Between the memory foam sockliner (which allows you to go sockless wearing these bad boys) to the cloudfoam cushioning in the footbed, you may never want to take them off.
Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Sneaker
Do these not bring back memories from you childhood? I can’t believe the exact same style we wore as kids are still around—and honestly cuter than ever.
I’ve been loyal to my Stan Smiths for YEARS—and to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was the “type” that could pull them off. However, once I slipped them on, I changed my mind. These are a no brainer.
They’re SO comfortable and look equally cute with jeans as they do with a minidress. Plus, if you have big feet, Stan Smiths will definitely make them look more petite.
adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneaker, $80
These no-frills classic Nike low-tops have a cute but sporty vibe. My mom actually just bought them after trying out a number of the sneakers on this list, and she says that they were the best purchase ever.
Ecco is a brand that’s synonymous with comfort and well-made footwear. These are a great option for women looking for a classic leather sneaker that’s sophisticated and not overly trendy.
Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker
I’ll admit that I didn’t totally understand the obsession with Common Projects until my husband bought a pair—and now I get it. These are so well-made, they honestly are worth every penny.
Common Projects Original Achilles Sneaker
14. Puma Low Top
Sporty with a slight platform, these low tops by Puma are super comfortable and great for traveling. They’re also a complete steal. While I haven’t tried them on myself, based off of these glowing reviews, they seem like a winner.
One reviewer stated “I bought these before a trip and they were comfortable right out of the box. I wore them with jeans and shorts and liked them with both. I have wide, flat feet that hurt me a lot of the time, but these worked well for me.”
Puma Cali Sneaker
For fashion-y types, these Chloe sneakers are like the under-the-radar answer to the Guccis and Golden Goose.
Chloé Lauren Sneaker
To be honest, I didn’t even think Dr. Scholl’s made cute kicks, but there are kind of adorable? I haven’t personally tried them myself, but I would imagine these are hands-down the most comfortable on the list.
Dr. Scholl’s Madi Sneaker
I feel like this is the perfect minimalist white sneaker for those who want a high quality shoe that goes with every outfit. The reviews across multiple retailer websites are universally positive.
One reviewer noted “Believe the reviews…they are just great. This shoe is flattering to the ankle, a sleek simple cut…and the simplicity of the color, and (lack of) a showy logo makes them SO versatile and sophisticated. Will get so much use out of these. They are true to size.”
18. Axel Arigato
I’d never heard of this brand until I stumbled upon it on ShopBop, but I think I might need to buy these…
Axel Arigato White Clean Sneakers
Crazy comfortable and light-weight, I’d recommend these as the ideal travel shoe.
Tretorn Nylite Plus Sneakers
I love that this sneaker by Vince pairs suede and leather with a super subtle platform.
Vince Jana Sneaker
I can not say enough good things about these sneakers. I own them and have been wearing them consistently for over a year—they’re made in the same Italian factory that Chanel makes all of it’s footwear. Need I say more?
Gucci New Ace Low-Top Sneakers
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