Best White Sneakers: NZ Buying Guide

Everyone needs to find their white sneaker sole-mate. That’s why we’ve lined up the best white sneakers on the market

Last updated: 22 May 2024

Everyone needs that perfect pair of white sneakers. Why? Because once you find them, your whole wardrobe just clicks into place. They’re timeless, match with anything, and instantly freshen up any outfit. Just slip them on and you're ready to roll. To get you into your ideal pair, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular white sneakers out there.

1. Nike

Nike: where athleticism meets swagger. Home to the legendary Air Forces and the ever-comfy Air Maxes, this brand has been upping everyone’s shoe game for decades. Here are our favourites:

Nike Air Force 1

A timeless classic, these sneakers have been around since 1982 and have become a staple in both streetwear and sports. They look great with pretty much any outfit and suit both men and women. 

Nike Air Max 90

Introduced in 1990, these sneakers feature the iconic Air Max cushioning that provides excellent support for your feet. Great for workouts and casual wear, they offer a blend of retro style and modern comfort that’s hard to beat.

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2. Puma

Puma isn’t just a big cat, but a giant in the sneaker world. They’ve been lacing up athletes and style icons with fierce, fast footwear for ages. Here are two great options:

Puma Smash V2

Inspired by tennis, the Puma Smash V2 has a soft leather upper and a durable rubber sole. The clean design and classic Puma branding mean they can be dressed up or down.

Puma RS-X

Bold and chunky, the RS-X has exaggerated proportions and vibrant colourways. The standout sneaker is also comfy and supportive.

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3. Adidas

Adidas is all about classic designs that are now making a major comeback:

Adidas Stan Smith

Originally designed for tennis legend Stan Smith in the 1970s, these sneakers have become an icon in the fashion world. Dress it up or down; it’s a staple for any sneaker lover.

Adidas Superstar

First launched in 1969, these sneakers have been a favourite among basketball players and hip-hop artists. The distinctive shell toe not only provides protection but also gives the shoe its iconic look.

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4. New Balance

New Balance is famous for its comfort and performance. These are our top picks:

New Balance 550

A retro basketball sneaker that’s back in style. The 550 was originally launched in 1989 and has made a strong comeback thanks to its vintage design and modern updates.

New Balance 574

Comfortable and durable, the 574 has a supportive sole and a classic design. With a blend of suede and mesh materials, they’re ideal for those long days on your feet.

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5. Skechers

With a major nostalgic appeal, these Skechers sneakers will add a retro vibe to your outfits:

Skechers D’Lites

Chunky and comfy, the D'Lites combine retro style with modern comfort. The cushioned insole and supportive midsole, make them ideal for most activities.

Skechers Flex Advantage 3.0

These sneakers are designed for maximum comfort and performance, featuring a flexible outsole and breathable upper. Perfect for gym sessions, running or whatever you’re into!

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6. Reebok

Reebok mixes classic designs with modern features. Here are their most versatile white sneakers:

Reebok Club C 85

Originally launched in the 1980s as a tennis shoe, it has since become a staple. A clean design that goes with anything.

Reebok Classic Leather

Launched in 1983, the Classic Leather has a simple, elegant design. Not to mention, its high-quality leather upper and cushioned sole makes them super comfy and durable.

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7. Superga

Superga keeps it simple and stylish. Check out the 2750 to see what we mean:

Superga 2750

Known as the "people’s shoe of Italy," the Superga 2750 is a classic canvas sneaker that’s been around since 1925. Its timeless design and sturdy construction make it a consistently popular choice. 

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8. Lacoste

If you want a slightly dressier look, these Lacoste sneakers combine style and comfort:

Lacoste Carnaby EVO

Lacoste’s Carnaby EVO has a sophisticated design with clean lines and subtle branding.

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9. Gucci

Gucci brings luxury to your feet. Here’s their most popular sneaker:

Gucci Ace

Super comfortable and perfect for turning heads. The Gucci Ace is known for its luxurious materials and signature green and red stripes. 

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10. Calvin Klein

If you have a sleek, minimalist style, check out these Calvin Klein sneakers:

Calvin Klein Low Top Lace Ups

Perfect for casual and semi-formal wear, these sneakers offer a clean look that pairs well with anything from jeans to dresses. And of course, the iconic CK logo doesn’t hurt.

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New vs. pre-loved white sneakers

Buying new sneakers means you get the latest styles, untouched materials, and a return option. They’re fresh and clean, and you get the joy of breaking them in yourself. On the other hand, used white sneakers can be a great way to score high-quality brands at a fraction of the price. Plus, they’re often already broken in, meaning you’ll avoid any blisters. 

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Kick up your style

So, there you have it. Whether you’re looking for something sporty, stylish, or sustainable, these top brands for white sneakers have you covered. Choose the pair that best fits your lifestyle and step out in style

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