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
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.
Adidas Originals Forest Hills
A.P.C. Techno Sneaker
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.