1 Tretorn | on sale for $45 at Shopbop
2 MM6 | $368 at Forzieri
3 Everlane Street Shoe | $135
4 CdG Play X Converse Chuck Taylor | $125 at Barney’s
5 Veja Esplar sneakers | (The only true sustainable/eco-friendly option) about $120
6 Golden Goose | $555 at Nordstrom
I have been obsessed (for lack of a better word, and honestly, it describes what I feel) with white sneakers lately. They’re still a “thing,” even a year or so after the fashion set began bringing back their pristine white Stan Smiths and superstars; there’s just something about a clean white shoe. But I remember when I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to dirty up my K Swiss sneakers, although I wanted white, I wanted them to look “used” – a lot like the way you buy Golden Goose sneakers today; “perfectly” broken in.
Now, even though I have sneakers I love, I think I need a WHITE white pair. I’ve come to realize that while I love gray sneakers, and have three pairs (Vince, Veja & Everlane) I don’t wear them very often because I don’t like to wear them when I am WEARING gray. I know…first world problems. But that has helped me to realize that going forward, when I choose to add new shoes, I should NOT ever buy anything that is not black. Or, perhaps, white.
Of course, I do have my HG (holy grail) pair of white sneakers by CdG Play x Converse, although to be honest, I don’t find converse to be comfortable AT ALL. They’re great for just wearing around casually, but I wore them once to San Francisco and wanted to cut my feet off.
So, I’m not buying a pair of white sneakers anytime soon, but I also LOVE the thrill of the hunt for a great pair – I do so love to shop…and have found oodles of white sneakers for your shopping pleasure. IF I do decide to get a pair, it will be either the Everlane street shoe (although those fit me sort of strangely, they slip up in the heel a little and when I add a heel pad they’re too tight) or the Veja velcro closure sneakers, which are truly sustainable.
What are your thoughts on white sneakers? Do you have a pair? Or do you stick with black….