17 white shoes that you’ll be wearing all year long.
White shirts, white jeans, white t-shirts—all versatile closet staples. But there’s one piece your wardrobe might be missing: white shoes. That’s why we have selected the best 17 white shoes for you this year.
Whether you rock sneakers all year or live for the vintage vibe of Mary Janes, there are countless white shoe options.
White shoes are perfect for both casual and formal occasions, and many can even be styled to be appropriate for nearly any event, like block heels or strappy sandals.
A bonus is that white shoes go with practically everything. They’re essentially a versatile blank canvas making them perfect for bold prints and styles any time of year.
Even though black shoes may be your old go-to, we’re here to convince you to try their more unexpected counterpart.
Styling White Shoes
You can take inspiration from the ’60s and wear white boots with a colorful minidress for a striking contrast.
Go monochromatic with white platform sneakers, jeans, and a sweater for an effortlessly chic outfit. Or opt for white sandals with your favorite sundress for your new summer uniform.
The days of white after Memorial Day and before Labor Day are long gone. White, and especially white shoes, have a timeless, crisp and clean, classic look that’s great for year-round wear.
What to Look for
Material: Especially when it comes to white shoes, the material determines the upkeep required. It also impacts the comfort and breathability of the shoe
Fit: If you prefer a close, secure fit, opt for a style with adjustable straps and laces. But if you want a white shoe that you slide on and off with ease, look for mules, slides, or even Chelsea boots.
Size: For white boots, make sure they can accommodate warmer socks for any lingering chilly days. But when it comes to slides, sneakers, sandals and the like, go with your standard shoe size.
Make sure to check out reviews since some brands, like Veja, are only available in full sizes.
Whether you’re a sneakerhead or a minimalist queen, there’s a pair for you. Ahead, shop the 18 best white shoes for every style, every season!
Our Top Picks
Converse’s classic high-top design has gotten a makeover complete with the elevated white leather and edgy, chunky platform lug sole.
They’re part sneakers, part booties, part platforms. Leave it to Converse to take the best element of white shoes and combine them.
You’ll love these white boots as a sneaker alternative with your jeans and T-shirt look, both for winter and summer.
Material: leather upper, textile lining, rubber sole
Your childhood Mary Janes have also grown up! Try this sleek, modern pair from Zara. The block heel and square toe perfectly juxtapose the delicate strappy details.
With the low heel and comfortable sole, you’ll be able to wear these white shoes all day long. They would be perfect for a bride on her feet all day, be it at the wedding or rehearsal dinner.
Material: faux patent leather
Hiking boots have a reputation for putting function over fashion. Tory Burch has crafted a pair of hiking boots that check all the boxes of performance wear while also remaining stylish.
These white boots are fit for whatever activity you throw at them this season or even for a daily atheleisure look.
If you’re looking for a truly timeless shoe, these Steve Madden pumps are as classic as white heels can get. They’re pointed-toe stilettos with a manageable, yet high, 3.5-inch heel.
And at $100 in leather, you can’t beat the price. You’ll be wearing these white shoes for years to come!
With sustainability and transparency moving to the forefront of fashion, these white Veja sneakers fit the bill. The minimalist design and sustainable materials have made them the It pair of sneakers for the past few years.
The nostalgic double velcro is also perfect for anyone whose doesn’t like to tie their laces.
Material: Chrome Free leather; Insole: 11% Amazonian rubber, 42% sugar cane, 11% recycled E.V.A., 12% organic cotton; Sole: 40% Amazonian rubber, 10% recycled rubber
Sizes: IT 37-41
The ’90s are back in full swing! Revive the OG of black platform sandals with that famous single-wide band. Bring the trend into the 2020s with a similar pair in white.
The bright white gives them a clean, crisp, and contemporary look that’s perfect whether or not you love the ’90s revival.
Material: leather, rubber
Make white shoes work for those chilly spring mornings with these chunky block-heel Chelsea boots in a bright shade of off-white that will stand out no matter how you style them.
Try pairing them with a long, breezy floral skirt with tights and a chunky cardigan for the perfect springtime look!
We’ve fallen in love with these puffy slide sandals with the design house’s iconic logo in bright white and pastel pink.
They’re perfect for when you’re ready to give up a furry slide and embrace the warmer weather but it isn’t quite espadrille season yet.
For an off-duty year-round look, wear them for a pop of color with a uniform of vintage jeans and a T-shirt.
Material: matelassé maxi GG nylon, rubber sole
A classic white slide is from Manolo Blahnik. We can already see these taking you all from taking a dip during the day to dining al fresco at night on your next beach getaway.
In their evergreen collection, it has a crossover on the toe so that they stay a little bit snugger with added elegant style.
Affectionately named the “dad shoe,” it took long enough for the secret to make its way to us!
Now that we have a pair ourselves, we understand why Dad rocked Reeboks for all those years. They’re comfortable, practical, and provide great support for long days on your feet.
Go all out with these throwback style platform sneakers by wearing them with joggers and a crop top, ready for all your off-duty days.
Material: faux leather, rubber sole
For our espadrille girls, try a more head-turning take on the classic summer sandals with a slight platform.
These white wedge sandals have that sweet woven sole that’s so beloved by espadrille aficionados, with an edgy height that allows them to stand out from the pack.
They still have the comfort you know and love while effortlessly elevating your look.
Material: upper: 100% polyurethane; lining: 100% polyurethane; outer sole: 100% TPR
These white shoes channel Adidas’ classic heritage vibes while looking distinctly modern. For a clean, crisp look whether you’re looking for white running sneakers or just a pair to run around in comfortably, the Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 can do both.
Plus, they’re made with high-performance recycled materials for an eco-friendly feel-good purchase.
Material: Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials
If you’re looking for a sleek, minimal leather shoe that also has arch support, you’ll love the Capri from Koio. Also, upping the comfort is a padded collar to help prevent friction.
You’ll be reaching for these gorgeous made by hand, full-grain Italian leather shoes every day.
You know and love Birkenstock, whether you’re slipping into a pair with cutoff jean shorts or a sundress, all summer long. Their orthopedic insole paired with adjustable straps gives you a comfortable and perfect fit for all day wear.
Birkenstock also offers replacement footbeds to help extend these white shoes’ life and a range of other arch supports and insoles to provide you with the comfort and support you need.
Material:Vegan Birko-Flor, microfiber footbed lining
While these short block heels err more toward an off-white, beige color, they’re still sure to sweeten any look!
Being comfortable and chic while on the go has never been easier with the short block heel and memory foam cushioning. Plus, the white embroidered flowers add the perfect feminine flair.
You’ll find yourself reaching to finish off all your looks, day or night.
Material: leather lining and sole
Chunky shoes are back! According to Marni, there is no limit for how chunky it can be. Especially for the trendsetters out there, you’re sure to fall in love with these white shoes.
To complete the look, pair them with your coolest cargo pants for a streetwear ensemble that’s sure to turn heads.
Material: leather, rubber sole
If you’re looking for the It white shoes for the summer season, you’ve come to the right place. Vince’s strappy mules with chunky wooden heels are comfortable all-day wear.
Dress them down with chic linen pants or dress them up with your favorite sundress.
It’s no secret that shoe maintenance is essential to making your shoes last longer, especially when it comes to white shoes.
Invest in a cleaner to take off daily wear from scuffs to dirt or take the extra step to waterproof your boots and sneakers.
Next time you find yourself shoe shopping, add a pair or two of white shoes to your wardrobe. You’ll be sure to thank yourself this season, and for all the other seasons to come!
What white shoes are in style for summer 2023?
White shoes, from sneakers to sandals to heels (and everything in between) are timeless and classic shoes.
If you’re looking for a style of the moment, keep your eyes on chunky styles, platforms, and retro throw-backs, like Free People’s Harbor Flatform Slides or Marni’s Leather Chunky Platform Penny Loafers.
But if you’re looking for a shoe to stand the test of time, go with a sleek, minimalistic leather, like Koio’s Capri Leather Sneaker or Birkenstocks’ Arizona Platform Sandals.
Why do people like white sneakers?
White sneakers are fashionable and functional, providing comfort and a clean look. They’re ideal for everyday wear, be it running errands or to the office.
Their comfort makes them the white shoe of choice if you have long days on your feet and you want to let your personal style shine.
What colors go best with white shoes?
Anything and everything! The beauty of white shoes is they act as a neutral base that works with the brightest, loudest prints to part of a monochromatic outfit.
If you’re looking for your new go-to uniform, try pairing them with a dark wash pair of jeans or linen pants with a white tank top or crop top for an effortlessly chic look.
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