Hot stepper: The best white trainers for women

Ellie Goodman

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20 June 2022

From summer dresses to smart-casual suiting, invest in these classics you’ll wear with everything

20 June 2022 | Ellie Goodman | If you purchase something via our website, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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he terms ‘classic’ and ‘timeless’ get thrown around a lot in the fashion world. In reality, however, there are few items they really apply to: a little black dress, a trench coat, a navy blazer and, of course, white trainers. Whether you’re opting for something low profile and minimalist or are tempted to try the trend for so-ugly-they’re-good dad sneakers, white trainers are the perfect way to put a casual spin on tailoring, a sporty twist on a floaty dress or simply pair with your favourite jeans for an effortless outfit. Here’s our guide to the best white trainers for women to buy now.

Acne Studios Manhattan trainers

Named after the city that never sleeps, these low-top trainers by Acne Studios are made for stomping the streets in style. Crafted from soft calf leather, with navy blue accents and a round, chunky sole, wherever you go in these, you’ll be putting your best foot forward.

Acne Studios Manhattan low-top trainers, £360, farfetch.com

 
 

Balenciaga Track trainers

A favourite of the street style set, these all-white Track sneakers from Balenciaga are the perfect finishing touch to any great outfit. Part-sporty, part-dad and featuring the brand’s signature extra-chunky sole, whether you style them with wide-leg trousers, or a pretty sundress, these are sure to win you major style kudos.

Balenciaga Track trainers, £725, net-a-porter.com

Chloé Lauren trainers

Crafted in Italy, with a sweet scalloped edge and monogram heel tabs, Chloé’s off-white Lauren sneakers are the ideal pair of everyday trainers. Renowned for its on-point accessories, the B Corp-certified brand has knocked it out of the park with these sporty-yet-smart leather high-tops.

Chloé white Lauren high-top leather trainers, £425, brownsfashion.com

 
 

Golden Goose Stardan 10100 trainers

Since launching its cult trainers in 2007, Golden Goose has become a true favourite of the style set, thanks to its hallmark perfectly imperfect, worn-in finish. These all-white Stardan trainers, with gold foil logo detail, are made in Italy from 100 per cent leather.

Golden Goose Stardan 10100 leather trainers, £410, selfridges.com

Gucci Basket trainers

Never known to shy away from a little colour, Gucci’s Basket trainers – crafted from faux leather – feature lime green rubber accents and the brand’s renewably-sourced GG jacquard Demetra canvas. We’re styling ours with a pair of denim cutoffs and our favourite graphic tee.

Gucci Basket faux leather and canvas trainers, £700, matchesfashion.com

 
 

Lacoste Aceshot trainers

Archival detailing meets modern innovation in Lacoste’s dynamic Aceshot trainers. With a running-inspired silhouette, a cushioned midsole and finished with suede accents and the label’s iconic green crocodile branding, these sporty shoes are as comfy as they are cool.

Lacoste off-white Aceshot trainers, £100, lacoste.com

New Balance 530 trainers

Once bemoaned as a brand for dads, New Balance is having a bit of a moment of late. Favoured by Gen-Z style stars and fashion editors alike, these chunky-but-funky 530 trainers in black and white will upgrade any outfit, whether it’s jeans and a jumper, or a smart suit.

New Balance white and black 530 trainers, £115, ssense.com

 
 

Reformation Harlow trainers

Designed to be 100 per cent recyclable, Reformation’s first-ever sneaker is already gaining quite the following. Crafted from smooth chrome-free calf leather, each pair features contrast piping details for an extra flair. Available in a range of colourways including avocado and peach, our pick is the blue and white floral Pompadour print.

Reformation Harlow leather sneakers, £130, thereformation.com

R.M. Williams Surry sneaker

Paying homage to R.M. Willams’ archival Sand Shoe (first released in 1940), the brand’s leather Surry sneakers feature a modern take on a classic derby shape. Crafted with a round toe, embossed script logo detailing and a comfy padded leather footbed, you’ll turn to these classic white trainers time and time again.

R.M. Williams Surry sneaker, £175, rmwilliams.com

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