Best White Shoes Reviewed & Rated for Overall Appeal

If you’re looking for a pair if shoes that go with absolutely everything, then a great pair of white shoes is a closet must have. Sleek and minimalistic looking, white shoes make a classic statement, and can be worn with any color outfit. Having a go to pair of white shoes on hand means you always have a great foundation on which any look of the day can be built upon.

Last Updated: December 4, 2017
By Tenby Lloyd:

The new 2017 update reflects a variety is different shoe options that are all available in a monochrome white color. These top shoes have been reviewed and rated to show why they stand out above other shoes on the market, and their pros and cons have been noted. This list is comprised of runners, sandals, slip ons, and walking shoes to give the best overview of what is available. 

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Nike Air Force 1
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Grasshoppers Lace Up
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  • Ortholite Sockliner
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Converse Chuck Taylor
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Since white shoes is such a broad category, you can find white sandals, white runners, white basketball shoes, and even white high heels. This list is focusing on the absolute best white shoes from a variety of categories; focusing mainly on comfort, durability, and appearance. When you’re buying shoes mainly for the color, that means you want more than just something that feels good, you also want them to look good on. So lets take a look at the 10 best white shoes currently on the market.

 

10 Best White Shoes

 

1. Adidas Neo Lite Racer

These shoes come up on lists again and again, and there is good reason for that. One of the best performing shoes currently on the market, the Neo Lite Racers by Adidas look great, feel great, and are well made so that they are durable and long lasting. Extremely lightweight with a cushioned insole, these will be your go to pair of white sneakers for work, home, the gym, and running errands.
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Most Unique Quality
The fitFoam insole is what really stands out in these shoes, and the fact it is made out of a viscoelastic foam gives it it's uniqueness factor. With the ability to contour to the shape of your individual foot, you will get a custom feeling shoe that gives you comfort and support where you specifically need it most. The insole is also removable, so if you aren't a fan of it or if you already have insoles you prefer then you can make that switch without any hassle.

Cleaning Factor
Since these shoes are made of rubber on the bottom and a mesh material on top there is a two step process to cleaning them. For the rubber soles you will use just a regular shoe cleaner, which will leave them nice and bright each time. For the upper part of the shoe you want to avoid a shoe cleaner and stick with using soap and a very mild detergent. Apply the soapy detergent by hand and then rinse and pat dry. Leave your shoes to dry overnight and they should look bright and white by morning. If a few stains or marks remain, either repeat the process, or try using a stain remover to fix the smaller stains.

Cost and Value
These sneakers are not expensive in the slightest, as they are a smaller and very lightweight shoe. As a running shoe they may not be worth the price, but as an every day comfortable sneaker they are beyond worth the price tag. If you like keeping your shoe purchases under the $50 mark, then these are definitely worth checking out.
Pros
  • Very Lightweight Sneakers
  • Grippy Sole for Traction on Wet or Dry Terrains
  • Heel Overlay for Additional Stability
  • Removable CloudFoam Sock Liner for Cushioning and Comfort
  • EVA Midsole For Long Term Durability
  • Insole Conforms to Your Foot Shape for a Personalized Fit
  • Can be Worn for Daily Errands as Well as at the Gym
  • Completely White with No Other Colors on the Shoe
Cons
  • Sizing May Run About a Half Size Longer
  • Fabric Can Loosen Over Time
  • Width is More on the Narrow Side

2. Toms Classic Rope Slip On

Simple and comfortable is the best way to describe TOMS, and these slip-ons are the ultimate in both. Great for throwing on as you're running out the door, TOMS will become your new shoe best friend as they can be worn for nearly any occasion. With an elastic top to help your foot slide in easily, and a nicely padded foot bed, TOMS Classic Rope Slip Ons are a massively popular shoe. They are also a well loved brand since every shoe you purchase, also purchases a pair for a child in need; making you feel social good about what you've just bought.
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Most Unique Quality
With a canvas, elastic, and rubber design, these shoes are built in a way that helps them mold to your feet, giving you a more comfortable and personalized fit. Although they may feel a bit stiff or even tight when you first slip them on, as you wear them more the fabric will relax and eventually they begin to feel like a second skin.

Cleaning Factor
Since these are every day shoes there is a very good chance they will get dirty fast. The best way to clean your TOMS is to do it by hand, using a bucket of soapy water and a small cloth or toothbrush. As they are made of canvas, you can scrub away at any dirt and then leave them to dry out in the sun or in an airy location. It is not recommended that you ever put your TOMS in to the dryer.

Cost and Value
TOMS are sold at a lot of different locations, so the prices vary wildly from store to store. Overall they tend to be pretty inexpensive, and you can generally find pairs for around or under the $50 mark. It is important to remember that the price on these may be a bit higher than similar shoes by lesser known brand names. This is due in a large part to the fact that TOMS does donate a pair of shoes for every purchase made, so that increases the cost a bit.
Pros
  • Easy to Clean Canvas Material
  • Durable Rubber Sole
  • Easy to Slip On
  • Elastic Inset To Ease the Entry of Your Foot
  • Padded Footbed for Additional Comfort
  • Stretches and Conforms to Your Foot Over Time
  • No Need to Wear Socks With Them
  • For Every Purchase A Pair is Donated to a Child in Need
Cons
  • Arch Support is Lacking
  • Lining is Thick So You May Need to Order a Half Size Up
  • Not A Lot of Traction on the Soles

3. Puma Roma Basic

Originally debuted in 1968, this sneaker is a modern take on the classic sport shoe by PUMA. Sleek and sporty in appearance, this is also a great walking and running shoe and can be worn to work or just while out and about. With it's extra padding and good arch support, these shoes will give you comfort while remaining great to look at.
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Most Unique Quality
When these shoes debuted in 1968 they were made for athletes who ran, jumped, sprinted their way to victory. PUMA has kept this original concept in mind, and let the original design showcase itself without too many changes. By making only a few changes to the colors and materials, these shoes prove that sometimes things are so good they don't need to be changes over time.

Cleaning Factor
As these shoes are made of a synthetic leather, you are able to use a soft bristle brush to scrub your shoes, retuning them back to their bright white state. Make sure you always use a mild soap and cold water, and never put your shoes in the washer or the dryer. As with any white shoe, these will get dirty with use so following the cleaning recommendations are the best way to keep them looking as fresh as possible.

Cost and Value
The nice thing with PUMA is that even though they are a well known and highly reputable brand, their shoes never tend to run at a very expensive rate. These Roma Basic Sneakers are no exception, and they are super reasonably priced. Hovering around the $60 mark, or less depending on the store you buy them from, the value is outstanding because these are well made, durable, and look great on.
Pros
  • Classic Look and Design
  • Synthetic Leather Materials
  • Cushioned Midsole with Added Arch Support
  • Saw Tooth Traction on the Outsole
  • Padded Tongue for Extra Comfort
  • Can be Worn at Work or as a More Casual Shoe
  • Extremely Comfortable and Easy to Wear for Long Periods of Time
  • Look Great On
Cons
  • Shoes are Very Narrow in Width
  • Sizing Runs about a Half Size Smaller
  • Material of the Shoes May Squeak 

4. K-Swiss ST329 CMF

4. K-Swiss ST329 CMF
An absolute cult classic, this is one of the original tennis shoes by K-Swiss. Since 1966 this has been one of the most durable shoes, crafted in a way that ensures it has lasted for decades. With an extremely durable rubber sole, you can run and play in these without worry that they will wear out quickly. Cushioned and comfortable, these are the ultimate shoe if you want extra padding and softness for the bottom of your feet.
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Most Unique Quality
The K-EVA midsole on these shoes is crafted with comfort in mind, and is thickly cushioned to give you a durable yet soft feel. The thickness of the rubber sole is also a huge feature as it provides ample shock absorption protecting both your feet and your knees. With how comfortable these truly are, it is no wonder they have been a favourite for so many years.

Cleaning Factor
These shoes are made out of leather, so it is important to clean them properly so you don't accidentally damage them in the process. All you will need to do is to gently rub them with a damp cloth that has been dipped in to a mixture of lukewarm water and mild soap. If keeping them white is more important than making them last longer, you can try a sneaker cleaner but be warned that it could cause the leather to peel over time.

Cost and Value
Starting to move up in price, these shoes are a bit more pricey than what we've looked at so far, and tend to hover around the $75 mark. For that price you are getting an extremely durable shoe that should last you quite awhile, as the materials and thickness are meant to uphold over time.
Pros
  • Real Leather Material for the Upper Shoe
  • Thick Rubber Outsole with Added Traction
  • K-EVA MidSole for Comfort and Durability
  • Shock Absorbing Heel
  • Available in Extra Wide Sizing
  • Removable Memory Foam Insole
  • Great for Tennis and Cross Training
Cons
  • Memory Foam Insole Not as Comfortable as the Original Insole
  • Extra Cushioning May Make Sizing Run a Bit Smaller
  • May be Most Comfortable for Those With Higher Arches

5. Crocs Classic Clog

5. Crocs Classic Clog
Although these shoes may not be the most attractive things on the planet, there is good reason that they are so popular and highly rated. If you want a shoe that is beyond comfortable, extra roomy, and is easy to put on, then Crocs may be for you. Sliding your feet in to a pair of Classic Clogs will change your world, and all the jokes about Crocs will no longer matter. These always become everyones go to pair of shoes for running the garbage out, sitting at the pool, gardening, or just running errands.
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Most Unique Feature
What makes Crocs stand out from the crowd is how comfortable and simple they really are. They are very lightweight, have breathable ventilation holes, and are fully waterproof so you can wear them in and out of the water. They may look bulky on, but your feet and toes will have additional space so you will never feel like they are cramped or tight. The back strap can be removed as well, making them even easier to slide on and off.

Cleaning Factor
Out of all of the white shoes on our list, these are going to be your best bet if you want to keep them clean longer. Since they are made out of their signature Crocslite material, Crocs are easily sprayed off with a hose for easy cleaning. The material can also be scrubbed at to remove any stuck on dirt or scuffs, so you can ensure these white shoes stay white over time.

Cost and Value
Crocs are not expensive at all, and given that they seem to last forever, they are worth every penny. At around $35 or less, these are going to be one of your favourite pairs of every day slip ons and that makes the value on these exceptional.
Pros
  • One of the Most Comfortable Shoes You Will Own
  • Perforated Exterior for Breathability and Ventilation
  • Removable Back Strap
  • Easy Slip On Style
  • Very Roomy
  • Incredibly Lightweight
  • Simple and Easy to Clean
  • Odor Resistant
  • Water Friendly and Buoyant
  • Traction in Wet and Dry Conditions
Cons
  • Bulky and Clunky in Appearance
  • Very Informal Footwear
  • Sizing Runs Larger

6. Converse Chuck Taylor Hi

6. Converse Chuck Taylor Hi
These shoes, colloquially referred to as "Chucks" are one of the most common and comfortable shoes you will see around. Made out of leather, with a thick rubber sole, these shoes once broken in will feel like they were made just for you. Originally made for basketball players, these shoes have crossed over and are now worn by athletes, skateboarders, and almost everyone else, including celebrities.
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Most Unique Feature
Since this list is all about white shoes, the thing that makes Chucks stand out is the fact that they look great clean or dirty. Worrying about keeping your shoes clean and white isn't as much of an issue with these, as they are known for being a more grunge shoe. Worn by musicians, skateboarders, and artists these are shoes that appear more "authentic" the more worn in they are. So go ahead and let them get dirty, and enjoy your rustic Chuck Taylors.

Cleaning Factor
With this style of Chucks being leather, you can always pre treat them with a leather spray to help them survive wet and rainy conditions. To wash them you should follow the advice of other leather shoes and use a damp cloth that has been dipped in lukewarm water and a bit of mild soap. Never put these in to the washer or the dryer, as the leather will not do well at all. When it comes to these shoes, its almost better to just let them be, and embrace the worn in look that makes these shoes a classic.

Cost and Value
The price of these shoes is definitely one of it's selling points, as they are athlete designed shoes at a fraction of the cost. While most highly notable sneakers can run in the hundreds, these will sit around $60 at most depending on where you buy them. Since you can find them at many stores, oftentimes you can get them on sale or just for less depending on how hard you look.
Pros
  • Looks Great Clean or Dirty
  • Comfortable and Form Fitting
  • Leather Material Stands up Better to Rain if Treated
  • Great for Any Occassion Wear
  • Thick Rubber Sole
  • Can Be Worn During Sports
  • Iconic in Look and Style
  • Shoes that Get Better With Time
Cons
  • Not a Lot of Support
  • Monochrome White is Leather not Canvas
  • Not a very Sturdy Shoe

7. Nike Air Force 1

7. Nike Air Force 1
If you want a white shoe that checks off all of the boxes, then look no further than the Nike Air Force 1. This is a shoe that screams iconic, and it has been worn by athletes and celebrities for years. These are shoes that are known worldwide, and have kept their noteworthy status since 1982. Great for athletes, hip hop enthusiasts, every day wear, and depending on you, even formal events, these shoes will be your go to pair when you want to look great and feel great at the same time.
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These shoes are iconic not just because of their celebrity status, but because they are well made and comfortable. With a very springy, cushioned step these shoes are made with Nike Air technology which is what makes them great for your feet. The foam sole has air encapsulated in to it, so that each step you take gives you a little push back and puts more bounce in your walk.

Cleaning Factor
These shoes are made with a combination of leather and synthetic materials, so cleaning is a bit more complicated. The best way to clean them is to mix a little bit of detergent with water, and then use a soft cloth to wash the shoe. Another trick that has been used on Nikes for awhile now, is to take a Magic Eraser and use that on spot stains. Over time your shoes will get dirty, but if you take the time to clean them then you should be able to keep them nice for awhile.

Cost and Value
There's no doubt that Nike is a highly renowned sneaker brand, so you already know that you are going to be paying a bit more if you want to own a pair. These classics are on the lower end of the Nike scale, but will still hover around the $100 mark no matter where you buy them. It's always good to think of a pair of shoes like these as more of an investment, since the long term durability gives them their real value. Well made and great looking, these will be shoes you wear a lot and love each time.
Pros
  • Iconic and Classic Appearance and Brand
  • Leather and Synthetic Material
  • Pivot Points for Smooth Transitions
  • Non-Marking Rubber Sole
  • Padded Collar for a Snug Yet Comfortable Fit
  • Massive Midsole
  • Nike Air Technology
  • Soft and Springy With Every Step
  • Can be Purchased as Lows, Mids, or Highs
Cons
  • Can Get Crease Marks Over Time
  • May Make Feet Sweaty
  • Heavier than Other Types of Shoes

8. Grasshoppers Lace Up

8. Grasshoppers Lace Up
Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association, these shoes are designed to promote good foot health. Whether you want these as walking shoes, for leisure activities, or just for general wear, you should find these extremely comfortable as well as helpful if you suffer from a variety of foot pains or conditions. No one wants sore feet by the end of the day, so give yourself superior comfort with a shoe that has additional padding, memory foam, flexibility, and enhanced odor control.
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Most Unique Feature
Because these shoes have recieved the seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association, you can be sure that you're buying shoes that are made with foot support in mind. After undergoing rigorous testing, these shoes have stood up well and maintained their comfort and durability over time. The inside contains an enhanced memory foam Ortholite sockline which will give you exceptional comfort and will wick away moisture to keep them dry and odor free.

Cleaning Factor
These shoes are made for people who are looking to do more leisurley activities, so really you shouldn't get them too dirty with regular wear. When they do get dirty, the synthetic material can be washed with a brush and some soapy water then left to air dry.

Cost and Value
For such a well made and orthopedic approved shoe, these are super inexpensive and will cost you under $45. They are durable and long lasting, so value wise you are easily getting your money's worth. Keeping your feet comfortable, pain free, and healthy is always important, and at this price you cannot go wrong with a pair of these.
Pros
  • Synthetic Material is Easy to Clean
  • Padded Tongue and Collar
  • Available in a Range of Widths
  • Great for Walking and Other Leisurely Activities
  • Rounded Heel for Decreased Impact on Knees
  • Additional Padding for Extra Comfort
  • Flexible Outsole for Foots Natural Movement
  • Ortholite Sockliner with Memory Foam
  • APMA Seal of Acceptance
Cons
  • May Not Be Great for Certain Foot Conditions
  • Sizing May Run Smaller
  • Support May Not Be Enough for Some Individuals

9. Keds Champion Original

9. Keds Champion Original
Keds are one of the most versatile shoes, and really can be worn for any occasion. Low-key, simple, and comfortable these will become a must have in your wardrobe the second you try a pair on. A very low cut sneaker, these go with any outfit and can thrown on quickly and easily. They are made from breathable canvas so that your foot doesn't get sweaty or smelly throughout the day, and they include a terry lined sock liner so they can be worn with or without socks. With a rubber midsole and outsole, your feet will be supported and comfortable all day long.
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What makes Keds one of the best shoes to have on hand is that fact that you can literally pair them with almost any outfit or occasion. There is nothing overly flashy or stand out about their appearance, so they are a subtle enhancement to whatever you're wearing.Lightweight and comfortable, you will find that you can slip these on and go no matter what you have to do that day.

Cleaning Factor
Since Keds are made of canvas, they are one of the easiest white shoes to clean. Any type of spot stain remover should be effective at removing stuck on stains, and you can wash them with soap and water. Canvas is similar to a lot of the fabrics your clothes are made from, so washing them isn't much different. If you want to make them more stain resistant, you can cover them in a canvas shoe spray, or even rub beeswax over them to create a protective layer.

Cost and Value
For under $50 you can grab yourself a pair of Keds, which given their versatility is a great price. These are shoes that you are going to get a lot of use out of, so that value really speaks for itself. Of course you can find similar styled shoes for a lower price, but because these are a reputable brand you can be a lot more confident that you are buying something of high quality and longer durability.
Pros
  • Low Top Sneaker With Laced Closure
  • Available in Multiple Widths
  • Canvas Material is Easier to Clean
  • Versatile for Every Mood or Ocassion
  • Breathable Fabric to Prevent Sweat and Odor Build Up
  • Improved Arch Support
  • More Secure Heel than Previous Models
Cons
  • Sizing May Run Narrower
  • Sole is Quite Thin
  • May Rub Against Ankle When Worn Without Socks

10. Easy Spirit Romy

10. Easy Spirit Romy
If you want an athletic walking shoe that is comfortable, lightweight, and durable then these Romy Walking Shoe's by Easy Spirit are a great choice. With a built in sock liner, these shoes have additional cushioning that keeps your foot comfortable as well as absorbing a lot of the shock from walking or light running. The design is very subtle and so these shoes can pair well with jeans, sweatpants, shorts, or any other causal outfit you desire.
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Comfortable and stable, these shoes have been compared to feeling like you're walking on a cloud. For people with foot issues, pain, or certain conditions these shoes may offer the support and comfort you need. The leather material helps to maintain a very stable shoe, so those who have trouble with walking longer distances may find that these are helpful. With additional space, you are able to put in a custom insole and still have a roomy, spacious feel.

Cleaning Factor
One of the simpliest to maintain, these walking shoes are designed so that they are relatively stain and dirt resistant. Most people find that they only need to give them a wipe down in order to keep them looking bright and white. As they are made of leather, if you do need to give them a good scrub make sure you use mild soap and water. Never put your leather shoes in the washer or dryer as this could easily damage them.

Cost and Value
At under $60 a pair these are the most average priced shoes on our list. Not as pricey as a running or basketball shoe, these are perfectly price for people who like more leisurely paced activity. Value wise, you are definitely getting your moneys worth when it comes to comfort, as these are worth every penny.
Pros
  • Incredibly Lightweight
  • Great for Walking or Light Running
  • Extra Padding and Cushioning
  • Stable and Supportive
  • Sockliner that Absorbs Shock
  • Helpful For Certain Foot Conditions
  • Has Very Good Arch Support
  • Available in a Range of Widths
  • Enough Space to Add Own Insole
Cons
  • Tongue is Very Narrow
  • Heel May be a Bit Wide
  • Sizing Runs Larger

When it comes to white shoes there are a plethora of options available on the market in almost every type of shoe imaginable. Finding the right shoe means first figuring out what purpose you want them for, and then searching around to see if there are different color options available. Many brands offer their shoes in a range of colors, so often times you will be able to find white if you look hard enough. This list is here to highlight which white options have more than just a specific color; these shoes are also looked at for comfort, durability, and overall performance.

The biggest thing to remember when you purchase a pair of white shoes is that keeping them white is always a struggle. There are a lot of cleaning sprays, soaps, and kits that you can look in to, but making sure they work for the specific material you have is vital. You may not be able to keep your shoes looking white and brand new forever, but there are steps to take that can give them a much longer lifespan.