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Summer's best white trainers that deserve to be on your feet this sun season

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Adrian Clark
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Summer's best white trainers that deserve to be on your feet this sun season

For about four weeks of the year, white trainers make sense. Five, if we’re lucky.

The clouds disperse, pavements shimmer in the heat and puddles become a dim and distant memory of winter. It’s in these hallowed weeks that white footwear isn’t just permissible - it’s downright essential. And then there’s this year. Where the heat, that blessed, sweet sun, is showing no signs of ending and you know as well as us that it’s time to get something on your feet that’ll dazzle in white. 

We’ve perused the summer’s latest trainer releases to bring you the best gleaming white looks, box fresh and ready for lawn season.

And don’t you even think about wearing them for a cheeky kick around, okay?

Fila Tourissimo Low

Remeber those now rather splendid looking ‘90s blank VHS boxes? Well the grey graphics, perforations and red accents on Fila’s revived 1989 court shoes are giving us all those feels and we’re into it. These ones are lighter than the originals, though, and feature a lovely EVA-midsole that will make wearing them most enjoyable. Oh and did we mention that they’re currently on sale? Go on!

Buy now: £40; size.co.uk

Nike Air Max 98 SE

Nike’s newest iteration of the comeback-winning Air Max 98 sees the addition of snake-effect embossed leather and Sepia Stone suede insets to white uppers to create the heaven-sent Nike Air Max SE, inspired by the Grand Canyon. Inside, the original full-length-cushion remains for unrivalled comfort. Summer won’t be complete without a pair of them.


Buy now: £150; mrporter.com

Adidas Originals Forest Hills

Adidas’ Forest Hills stunners kind of speak for themselves. They’re timeless, easy to wear and the claret on these particular ones is more delicious than your favourite Malbec.

Buy now: £80; size.co.uk

A.P.C. Techno Sneaker

A lighter option if you just want to dip your toe in the trend. This is Dadcore the Parisian way. Kings of basics A.P.C. have stripped back some of the omnipresent bulk and combined reflective nylon uppers with suede panels with hiking laces and a matching navy sole for an altogether more refined statement trainer that’s totally pret-a-porter.

Buy now: £229; endclothing.com

Alexander McQueen Oversized Runner

Fine, if you want to be pedantic: they’re only two thirds white, but we don’t mind that. Not when they look this good. The Alexander McQueen Oversized Runners aren’t going anywhere and these ones for spring summer 19 have evolved from the original style to incorporate a contrast sole, colour blocking and additional side panelling. There are a tonne of other colours and variations but these ones have our vote.

Buy now: £560; AlexanderMcQueen.com

Kurt Geiger Valadez Trainers

Kurt Geiger’s tennis shoes give luxe sportswear vibes way beyond their high-street price tag. Wear them just as easily with a suit as you can with your casual looks.

Buy now: £99; kurtgeiger.com

Adidas Continental 80

Just yes. Adidas’ Continental 80 court shoes are all retro tennis everything and you should go and get some immediately. And if you’re really not ready for all this bright, shiny white - the cream ones are just as great.

Buy now: £74.95; adidas.co.uk

Nike Air Max Monarch

Nike’s Air Max Monarch are the daddy of all dad trainers. The best bit? They’ve got a price-tag so handsome you wouldn’t find yours frowning with disapproval at it. Go full-hog and wear them with a pair of wide-leg chinos or big ol’ baggy jeans worn nice and high.

Buy now: £37.99; sportsdirect.com

Nike Air Vapormax Plus

Have you ever worn a pair of Vapormax? If your answer is no, then you haven’t experience true comfort. For the Vapormax Plus you get the bouncy-as-anything cushioning system and bubble soul with the added beauty of the TNs’ iconic 20-year-old upper design.

Buy now: £169; oki-ni.com

Vans Paradoxxx Shoes

Look beyond the Old-Skools and consider these low-tops designed with pro-surfer Dane Reynolds. Vans vintage branding features on the canvas sides and the toe piece and uppers are suede. Enjoy them now before the rain decides it’s time for your jeans to infiltrate them.

Buy now: £65; vans.co.uk

Fila Spaghetti Knitt

Part of the brand’s heritage line, Fila have brought the ‘90s basketball shoe bang up to date with the lightweight, breathable knit uppers and fresh colourways.

Buy now: £100; fila.co.uk

Swear London Crosby Shoe

Sick of seeing everyone else in your favourite new creps too? Well then check out Swear London where you can create a genuinely unique pair all your own. You can fully customise their base styles with your choice of colour or panels, soles, strips, uppers and various other detailing. They also have ready to go pairs like the Crosby which you can customise with your initials in metals and a choice of laces. 

Buy now: £275; swear-london.com