The 21 best white trainers of 2024, from Adidas to Veja

The most versatile shoe style in your wardrobe, these are the 21 best white trainers that are both stylish and comfortable

composite of the best white trainers for women in 2023 from saye, veja and balenciaga
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The best white trainers are a style must-have and an essential in every wardrobe. Ideal for brightening any ensemble, the best white trainers are comfortable and can be styled with pretty much all your outfits to achieve a relaxed and laid-back vibe that will keep you comfortable all day long.

No matter the season, the best white trainers are full of silhouettes that are easily wearable for every day. An essential in every shoe capsule wardrobe, the best white trainers are not only practical but ideal for adding a casual edge to any look.

Loved by royals, celebrities, and the fashion set, the best white trainers transcend dress codes, seasons, and age and are a subtle and elegant choice for comfortable flats that also fit into the trainer trends of 2024. We've rounded up 15 of the best white trainers that our team have put to the test, and we know deliver on comfort, style factor, and quality. Invest now, and you'll be wearing these for years to come.

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How to choose the best white trainers

"The trainer trend isn't going anywhere this season. In fact, the global sneaker market is set to reach a whopping $30 billion by 2030, so if you've previously stepped away from the look, now is the time to invest," says Hannah Eichler, stylist, writer, and fashion lecturer. "The trick is to look for never-date styles which will lend themselves to your entire wardrobe," she adds.

We recommend you look to brands with expertise in the field, such as Adidas, Converse, and Superga, over fashion retailers, as they will have the technical know-how to craft comfortable and supportive sneakers, and whose signature styles have proven longevity.

If you have wider feet or need extra support, check out brands such as Birkenstock and Fitflop which specialise in comfort fits with nods to classic styles. You want to invest in a pair of trainers that you could happily wear all day without pain, so it's worth spending a little bit more to get the perfect fit.

Aside from comfort, you will want to consider which pair of white trainers will best suit your lifestyle. Do you want a bit of a platform to add height, or do you need a flexible sole that is designed for being on the move?

The best white trainers for you are the ones that you can see yourself wearing for years to come. If you like the minimalist look, a pair of all-white, sleek lace-ups will probably be your best investment. But if you have a slightly bolder fashion sense, a pair of trainers with a subtle pop of colour or brand logo will suit you better.

How to make the best white trainers last for longer

Of course, white trainers need some upkeep to maintain that box-fresh look - and preventing stains as much as possible is better than fixing them. Avoid wearing your best white trainers on wet weather days, as even the rain can stain a white trainer. Steer clear of mud and grass and unless unavoidable, big city centers can also increase the grime attracted to bright white shoes. However, if you do get white shoes dirty, don't panic, they can often be revived.

If you're trying a new cleaning method for a particular pair of shoes, always try a discreet test patch first as every fabric will respond differently. “Taking care of your trainers is essential to look after your investment. Avoid using the washing machine, which will break down the glue and cause trainers to become misshapen," explains Eilcher. Instead, clean by hand using wipes or a cloth to remove any dirt.

What are the best white trainer brands?

The best white trainers are a style must-have. When it comes to picking the top ones, look to brands with expertise in the field, such as Adidas, Converse, and Superga, over fashion retailers, as they will have the technical know-how to craft comfortable and supportive sneakers, and whose signature styles have proven longevity. If you have wider feet or need extra support, check out brands such as Birkenstock and Fitflop which specialise in comfort fits with nods to classic styles.

“For casual looks, Superga is your go-to. The brand's preppy styles come in a range of colours in breathable canvas which makes them ideal to team with jeans or a linen skirt for summer,” says Eichler. A favourite among stylish celebrities and royals, Veja is also well worth considering, particularly if you want to learn how to dress like Kate Middleton. Veja has a strong focus on transparency, fair trade, and social and environmental responsibility, and uses ecological and sustainable materials - ideal if you're shopping more consciously. It also offers good quality vegan-friendly styles made from leather alternatives that will pair perfectly with white jeans outfits.

How to style white trainers

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The appeal of white trainers, much like the best black boots, is that they pair easily with almost everything in your wardrobe. There are two wardrobe essentials that people struggle with, though, when it comes to this footwear - dresses and tailoring.

How to wear white trainers with tailoring

The trick with this combination is to either opt for cropped pants or trousers that finish at the ankle or above. These work particularly well as they do not interfere with the tongue of the trainer and avoid the two awkwardly grazing one another. Alternatively, opt for looser and more relaxed trouser fits, such as an on-trend wider leg, that will sit over the tongue of the trainer. While you don't want to step on your hem or drag it in the street, a soft one front pleat fold at the hem is fine.

How to wear white trainers with dresses

Trainers and dresses are our new favourite combo. But if you've always had the mentality that midi dresses or similar need smarter shoe iterations, we get that this new way of styling your trainers can be a bit of a challenge.

Essentially, it's playing on the emerging trend for high/low dressing. That means we're teaming stronger style-led pieces and smarter looks with less smart items to finally nail that smart/casual aesthetic. The best white trainers were literally made for this fashion moment. If you're just starting out with this look, then a tennis-style shoe is the closest to a plimsoll or ballet pump in terms of streamlining and is definitely the best way to dip your toe in the water. These are great for midi, maxi and midaxi styles as they are still pretty elegant.

High-top trainers work best with shorter dresses as they have a sort of ankle boot aesthetic. If you want to go really directional, then invest in a pair of chunky 'dad' trainers. While Balenciaga created one of the leading designer versions, the ready-to-wear market has plenty of more affordable interpretations. To keep these chic, pair with a maxi or midaxi dresses. For a sporty twist, pair with your best skinny jeans for a statement shoe, but keep the rest of your top fitted to avoid overwhelming your frame.

“My latest addition is a pair of trainers from Sante + Wade - I love the tennis court style and suede paneling, and have been wearing them with summery dresses and jeans. They’re also super comfy which is perfect for the commute,” says Eichler.

Are white trainers in fashion for 2024?

We can't imagine white trainers will ever go out of style, but they are particularly popular. Comfortable shoes are everywhere this season, with flat boots and the best ballet pumps being some of the most sought-after styles, so it's only natural that trainers continue to be worn by the fashion crowd. As one of the most versatile and sophisticated shades out there, white trainers in particular get infinite style points. Adding a pair of white trainers to your look will instantly add a chic, sporty edge, so they are ideal for casual yet stylish wear.

Charlie Bell

Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.

With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.

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