With so many men's sneaker styles available today, finding that perfect pair can feel like a somewhat overwhelming feat. It may be tempting to capitalise on trainer trends — like chunky soles or retro-inspired styles — but more often than not, it pays to keep things simple. Which is where white trainers come in. 

Minimalist in design and often constructed from high quality leather, white trainers are a footwear essential that will serve their wearer well season after season. If you're on the lookout for a pair of sneakers that will transcend trends and seasons, scroll on for our pick of the best white trainers for men on the market today. 

Why you need a pair of white sneakers

If your closet is overflowing with shoes, yet you still can never find that perfect pair that goes with everything, it's high time to invest in some white trainers. From high-tops to low-tops, canvas to suede, there's a version for everyone. And while loud, patterned trainers certainly serve a purpose, a simple white style will stand the test of time and can be worn with just about anything. Which brings us onto our next point...

How to wear white sneakers

Perhaps the easiest style of sneaker to wear, and certainly one of the most versatile, men's white trainers can be worn with everything from casual everyday favourites like sweatpants and jeans to more formal tailored trousers.

Opt for a leather style with minimalist detailing and a clean silhouette to pair with a deconstructed suit in the context of a laid-back summer wedding, or wear them to the office, teamed with chinos and a smart Oxford shirt for a contemporary business casual look.

18 best white trainers for men


Portuguese footwear label JAK is beloved by minimalists the world over for its pared back approach to sneaker design. All of its shoes are lovingly designed and made in Portugal using the finest leathers, placing an emphasis on quality of construction over unnecessary aesthetic features.

JAK's Vantage sneaker exemplifies the brand's mastery of minimalist yet characterful design. Taking cues from classic tennis style, it offers a contemporary take on a vintage aesthetic. With a subtle dash of colour, these are the perfect white sneakers for those who don't want to commit to an all-white shoe.

Artisan Lab

Artisan Lab's mission is to make the best possible products using the best possible materials. By partnering with expert Italian artisans that have worked with some of the most renowned luxury brands, it produces limited runs of top quality products.

These elegant, fuss-free trainers are crafted from premium full-grain calfskin leather sourced and tanned in Italy. The clean design draws inspiration from original 1970s sport shoes.

ETQ Amsterdam

ETQ Amsterdam sets itself apart from the rest of the luxury sneaker market with its innovative use of materials and subtly exaggerated soles.

This new season iteration of its ever-popular LT 01 style represents a new type of luxury driven by simplicity. The upper is made from metal-free tanned full grain leather and stitched upon a slim, natural rubber outsole. Team them with a linen suit for an effortless summer wedding look.


Barcelona-based brand SAYE harnesses a distinctly retro aesthetic, blending throwback design with acute attention to detail – as evidenced by its vegan Modelo ’89 model, which is fast gaining a cult following.

While it does come in a variety of colourways, the off-white sneaker is especially easy to wear and will work with anything from shorts and tube socks to black jeans and a knitted polo. In keeping with SAYE's fierce commitment to sustainability, these sneakers are made from 100% vegan materials, with two trees planted for every sale.


Melding purposeful design with high quality materials and construction, North-89 specialises in minimalist sneakers with subtle twists. These may be found in perforated uppers or in lightweight gum soles which contrast perfectly with the leathers used.

This pair, the bestselling No-2 sneaker, has been meticulously crafted from breathable perforated Italian leather and sits on a durable natural rubber sole. The clean white colourway and elegant silhouette offer ultimate versatility.


CLAE is beloved for its fashion-forward sneaker designs, which range from basketball-style high tops through to hiking-style walking shoes.

But the Los Angeles-based brand also produces an excellent line in simple white sneakers, as demonstrated by its Bradley Essentials model, which boasts a super sleek silhouette, cushioned footbed and sturdy Premium Court outsole.

Uniform Standard

Making use of simple lines, clean silhouettes and the finest materials available, Uniform Standard’s sustainably handcrafted sneakers are a minimalist's dream.

The army trainer-inspired Series 3 is made on a low profile recycled rubber sole, with a premium tumbled Italian leather upper and matching internal lining. With no visible branding and a pared back all-white design, they’re easy to wear regardless of the season. 

Oliver Cabell

Oliver Cabell’s focus lies in driving the price of sneakers down while maintaining the quality of the materials and craftsmanship.

The most pared back of the label’s offerings, the Low 1 sneaker, features an Italian full grain calfskin leather upper, calfskin footbed, cowhide leather counters and waxed cotton laces. With little in the way of details other than a gold-tone brand stamp to the tongue, the Low 1 will style easily with any outfit. Note that import duties may apply.

Crown Northampton

Fifth generation family-run footwear label Crown Northampton has become synonymous with world-class English-made footwear.

The brand produces everything from desert boots to Derby shoes, but we can't look past its impeccably handcrafted leather sneakers, which include the Upton Wholecut model, a super clean-cut style with an upper made from a single piece of full grain leather. Inspired by classic dress shoes, it's perfect for smart-casual occasions.


With sustainable design as its founding ethos, Brazillian footwear label Cariuma creates sneakers that are high quality and low impact.

Cariuma's signature OCA sneaker fuses old school style with new school ethics. Handcrafted from sturdy robust canvas with 100% vegan insoles made from organic mamona oil and cork, it ensures equal parts style and sustainability, not to mention ultimate all-day comfort.


With environmental sustainability at its heart, LØCI creates vegan sneakers using premium repurposed ocean and land plastic. 10% of profits on every pair purchased is donated to building ocean conservation sites and protecting endangered ocean species.

The LØCI NINE is LØCI's most sustainable sneaker to date, made using 100% recycled materials. Its superior water-resistant upper and custom-made cork insole are made for effortless everyday wear.


Everything Aurélien creates is underscored by its philosophy of 'Smart Luxury' – making high-quality items affordable.

Take these white trainers for men for example — with their calfskin leather upper, calf lining with extra padded insole and rubber sole, they're a luxurious (and oh-so-elegant) take on an everyday sports staple.


Zespà's Mediterranean-inspired designs arec haracterised by excellence of materials, purity of lines and a chromatic diversity.

The label's ZSP4VH model is an updated take on its classic ZSP4 style, refreshed with a premium quality Eva platform sole. The sleek white colourway is punctuated with an injection of vibrant blue for a subtle statement that will complement any smart or casual outfit.


German label Closed may be best known for its iconic denim, but its expertise also extends to footwear.

Crafted in Veneto, the centre of the Italian footwear industry, these low-top sneakers combine a smooth leather and suede upper with a chunky rubber sole. Team them with selvedge denim jeans and a worker jacket for an updated take on utilitarian style.

Axel Arigato

Axel Arigato is a Swedish streetwear powerhouse with an ethos driven by the Scandinavian and Japanese philosophy of minimalism.

The brand's Orbit Sneaker, crafted in suede, epitomises this ethos: its clean silhouette and minimalist white colourway makes it, as the Axel Arigato describes, an instant "future classic". The chunky sole lends the trainers a distinct retro quality.


With the belief that high quality craftsmanship should be accessible to all, Italian footwear brand Velasca produces premium leather shoes at accessible prices.

Its men's leather trainers can always be depended upon to stand the test of time. Our pick of the bunch is this clean white Belèratt style, handcrafted in Montegranaro, Italy from full grain calfskin leather and set upon a box bottom rubber sole.

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