There’s never a bad time to buy yourself a brand-new pair of trainers. But there is a bad time to buy yourself a brand-new pair of white trainers. Namely, in the season of biblical downpours, boggy puddles and ever-present mud. All the more reason, then, to celebrate winter now being a distant memory by treating your feet to an outing in the brightest, whitest and coolest sneakers available.
5 AWESOME ALL-WHITE TRAINERS
By Chris Sayer, 27 May 2017
Reebok Workout Plus
If you’re looking to crack into right now’s seemingly unstoppable retro sneaker trend, or just cure the itch for another dose of the old-school good stuff, bagging a pair of these icons is you hitting the bullseye. Not only are Reebok’s famous silhouette crammed with heritage and authenticity, their contrasting gum soles give a glorious extra sporty hit and their famous padded fit is so buttery you’ll be tempted to spread ’em on your morning toast. Few things in life feel as good as sliding into a pair of these.
Vans Old Skool
When, as is highly likely, we’re someday presented with a free trip to a stylish destination in a time machine, it’ll take a lot to stop us from punching in the coordinates for early-’70s summertime California. Until then, a pair of Vans Old Skools will have to stand in for a flux capacitor. These boardwalk-ready iterations evoke the vibe of the brand's early years with its classic silhouette and super-fresh all-white colourway.
adidas Originals NMD_CS1
By now, every man and his cave-dwelling, internet-avoiding grandpa has felt the hype shockwaves that rip through the sneaker industry every time adidas drops another trainer into its NMD collection. That chunky sole, that sock-like cuff, that comfort-enhancing Boost tech, that all-round mega look – the stars basically aligned for adi when it thought these beauts up. And this pair, with an icy-white blast running through that breathable mesh upper, are the most summer-friendly versions you’re likely to lay eyes on.
Nike Jordan B. Fly
Few logos are more iconic in the trainer game than the Michael Jordan’s slam-dunking Jumpman. More than 30 years since MJ created that now world-famous silhouette, it's now plastered on these: a pair of basketball shoes that look just as slick off the court as they do on it and take a step back from the too-garish-for-some detailing of Jordans gone by (we’re looking at you, Jordan 8s). What you’re getting here, instead of that all-out over-the-topness, is subtly lop-sided laces, a Zoom Air sole and woven upper that, in all-white, looks alright indeed.
Asics Gel-Kayano Knitted
There comes a time in every trainer-lover’s life where they must add ‘Won’t make my knees feel like they’re falling off’ to the long list of requirements for new kicks. But who’s to say that when your body starts to suffer, your style should, too? Because it needn’t, not with hella fresh options like these. Kayanos have been the go-tos for long-distance runners for decades thanks to their heaven-sent support system keeping athlete’s knees in good shape. And these ace knitted takes – tweaked out with a heel-hugging sock cuff – find the rare middle ground between endurance, performance, joint-saving stability and eye-wateringly good looks.