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If you would have told my high-school self that one day I’d be wearing jeans and sneakers, I would have told you to get lost. I mean, there’s no greater “dad” look than wearing a pair of white New Balances with a pair of light wash jeans and you won’t convince me otherwise. But frankly, this season it’s perfectly on-trend to rummage through your dad’s closet and borrow a blazer, jeans, and a pair of white tennis shoes. And while the oversized blazer and jeans trend might meet its end soon, there’s one thing that remains a classic regardless of what’s happening in fashion: a great, comfy, white sneaker. This spring and summer are no different.
Putting on a new, crisp white pair of sneakers is like ordering a caesar salad and table fries, it just feels right. So, I asked the Betches audience which white sneakers were elite and you did not disappoint. Here are the 7 most popular answers.
Veja Campo Sneaker
While these are classic in their own right, they are 100% the new kids on the block. It’s like all the sudden in 2017 I saw every single human that graced the streets of NYC wearing a pair, and for good reason. They are sustainably made with organic cotton and wild Amazonian rubber. Something your ego (and wallet) can feel good about.
Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker
I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you a brief story about why I personally love Superga’s. TL;DR It was 2008 and I saw Joe Jonas wearing Supergas, so I bought Supergas. They’re super comfy, come in a ton of colors, and make me feel cultured since they’re made in Italy. Honestly, TG for Joe Jonas or I would have never found my favorite shoes.
Air Force 1s
Honestly, if you don’t know what these are, are you even a zillenial? I swear these paired with a black onesie and an oversized white button-down is the equivalent to the “cool girl” uniform. You can catch me grabbing an iced matcha in these everyday for the foreseeable future.
Dr. Scholl’s Time Off Platform Sneaker
I’m not going to lie, these threw me for a loop. Before I tried these, nothing screamed, “I’m getting old” quite like officially investing in a pair of Dr. Scholls. But, don’t judge a book by it’s cover, because not only are these cute-AF wearing them is like walking on clouds.
Hoka Bondi 8
If you’re looking for a new pair of shoes for your hot girl walks, look no further. These might not be your obvious choice for a normal, everyday sneaker but nothing can compete with these if you’re walking long distances. Like, they’re even approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Shop it: Bondi 8, $165, Hoka
Reebok Women’s Club C Sneaker
If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That how I feel about these Reebok sneakers. I’ve seen these for as long as I can remember. (No, really, I remember seeing these on the playground in kindergarten.) They were a staple then, and they’re a staple now. A perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe.
This wouldn’t be a complete list without the obvious classic: Converse. What makes these a bit more trendy (and honestly, grown-up) is the fact that they’re leather. They’ll also stay clean for a hell of a lot longer than the canvas ones, so it won’t look like you just came from a frat party basement even though you’re 30.