The Best White Sneakers for Summer

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By Jess
10 May 2022

The forecast this week in Vermont is just too good. With temps in the 70s and even 80s (!) the town is buzzing and I’ve got summer on my mind. I’ve been planning so many summer outfits in my head and I can’t wait to finally wear some this week. White sneakers are one of my favorite wardrobe staples because they are so easy to style and what’s better than a cute outfit that’s also comfortable? White sneakers are simple and classic, and whether you’re sporting dresses or denim shorts they look great with pretty much everything.

Today I am rounding up the best white sneakers for summer with sustainable brands like Cariuma, Veja, Rothy’s and more. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight lace-up, classic slip on or high-tops there are plenty of cute white sneaker styles to choose from. Many of these white kicks are machine washable, but here’s a really helpful post on how to clean white sneakers (including leather, canvas, knit, etc).

Best White Sneakers for Summer

(1) cariuma IBI Low Off-White
Knit Sneaker
(2) converse chuck taylor All Star ’70s
Oxford Sneakers

(3) Veja – Recife Velcro-strap
Leather Trainers 

(1) cariuma ibi low off-white knit sneaker

I first hear about Cariuma from Craig, who is SO picky about absolutely everything, especially sneakers. He bought some of their skate shoes for biking and will not stop talking about a) how comfortable they are and b) how well they’re made. He is someone who really puts sneakers to the test, so if they get his stamp of approval I know they’re good. The IBI Low Off-White Knit Sneaker has a classic, low top fit made from bamboo & recycled plastics. They’re ultra lightweight so your feet won’t overheat in the summer sun. They’re machine washable and 100% vegan too! · SHOP CARIUMA KNIT SNEAKERS

(2) Converse chuck taylor ALL Star 70s Oxford Sneakers

I wear my Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers all the time. I’ve had the same pair for years and they are still in great condition. They’re super comfortable and the 70s oxford sneakers are the original style so they have a bit of a retro vibe. They also have extra padding which means more comfort. I’m usually a size 7 in most shoes and 7.5 in sneakers. I have the chuck taylors in a size 7 and they fit well, most reviews say they run slightly large. I wear them with everything from midi dresses and trousers to denim shorts. · SHOP CONVERSE ALL STAR 70S SNEAKERS

(3) veja recife velcro strap leather trainers

You’ve probably heard of Veja by now (as seen on Meghan Markle and many celebs and bloggers). I actually have the V-10 sneakers but I’ve been eyeing the Veja Recife Sneakers for a long time now. I really like the velcro straps and minimalistic look for white leather sneakers. So easy to throw on and go and I really appreciate’s Veja’s various sustainability efforts including using recycled materials, reducing water waste and limiting the use of chemicals in the tanning process. I went with my true size (7) in my other Veja sneakers. · SHOP VEJA RECIFE

VANS Sentry Sk8-Hi WC
(5) VANS Sentry Sk8-Hi WC
SOLUDOS Ashore Sneaker
(6) SOLUDOS Ashore Sneaker

(4) rothy’s the lace up vanilla

Everybody’s favorite washable shoes come in a lace-up sneaker version. No need to worry about dirtying up your white kicks because these are 100% machine washable. Rothy’s are also made with sustainable and eco-friendly materials including recycled plastic water bottles, renewable rubber and algae-based foam. I usually go with my true size in Rothy’s. These only come in whole sizes, most reviews say to go a half size down if you’re in between. · SHOP ROTHY’S THE LACE UP


I got these high-tops a few months ago and they are so awesome. I really like the slight platform sole, it gives a little height without feeling like a big clunky sneaker. They are so comfortable and really don’t need any break in period which is a huge win in my book. The marshmallow, which is a creamy off white, is made with a canvas outer and lugged soles. These run tts/slightly big. I went with my normal size 7 and they are a tad big but not enough for me to go a half size down. · SHOP VANS SENTRY SK8-HI WC

(6) soludos ashore sneaker

Made in a super light and breathable knit, the Soludos Ashore Sneaker are sustainably crafted from recycled plastic bottles and recycled rubber soles. These are machine washable and a great option for hot summer days with a cute mini dress or your favorite denim shorts and a white tee. For each pair sold, 10% of the purchase price is donated to 5Gyres, to aid in their fight to combat ocean plastics. Get 20% off any second pair at Soludos. · SHOP SOLUDOS ASHORE SNEAKER

madewell court sneakers in white leather
(7) madewell court sneakers in white leather
ON THE ROGER advantage shoe
(8) ON THE ROGER advantage shoe
rothy's the sneaker bright white
(9) rothy’s the sneaker bright white

(7) madewell court sneakers in white leather

I got the Madewell court sneakers last summer and they’re very cushy with comfortable insoles and sturdy, made with recycled leather that comes from a Gold-certified tannery. The outsoles are made of recycled rubber and rice husks. These were a tiny bit stiff at first and took a few wears to break in but are really comfy once you do. They fit true to size. · SHOP MADEWELL COURT SNEAKERS


The ON Advantage Tennis Shoes were my indoor tennis sneakers over the winter and they were great. I don’t think they have enough support for outdoor hard court tennis but they are also really comfy for everyday wear. They didn’t need much breaking in though did feel a little stiff on my first wear. · SHOP ON THE ROGER ADVANTAGE TENNIS SHOES

(9) rothy’s the sneaker bright white

Looking for a casual slip on sneaker that’s durable and washable? The Rothy’s sneaker in white is a classic that will look great with so many pieces in your closet and need no breaking in. They’re also made with recycled plastic water bottles and reviews say these fit true to size. · SHOP ROTHY’S SNEAKER IN WHITE

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  1. Valerie wrote:

    I’d love to see some of the summer outfits you’ve been planning- white sneakers included😊

    5.10.22 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Warm weather this week, finally! So I got you covered.

      5.11.22 | Reply
  2. Sarah wrote:

    I LOVE those sunglasses! Can you tell me where those are from?

    5.11.22 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      I tried to find the style but I can’t seem to find them, the brand is Le Specs but they’re a few years old.

      5.11.22 | Reply
  3. B wrote:

    Thank you for putting this together! I’ve been looking for sustainable and eco-friendly white sneakers for a while and ordered two different ones you listed.

    5.20.22 | Reply
  4. Lynn wrote:

    After having that color pink issue with my custom mistake, , I got the white/Ecru from Shopbop in the low top. I’d still like to see how your custom rusthi tops turned out . I went 1/2 size down as suggested and I usually do not wear socks with sneakers as I am a 7/ 1/2 to an 8 and I got a 7 1/2. Ivan feel it slip and an 8 would be just too big. But my foot is thin and it is narrow so it rubs in the heel . With Bombas sneaker socks it’s a bit tighter. I never see pictures of you in these with any socks .Of course I wore the older style when I was younger and they were fine . With these they are thicker . I’m deciding whether to keep them . What do you think about that heel rubbing and with no socks at first with these? Thanks Jess . I love these on you . xoxo

    10.25.22 | Reply
  5. Markopolo wrote:

    I also wanted to add that such sneakers during this time significantly added to fashion and forced many celebrities to draw attention to themselves find more And this is really impressive

    7.25.23 | Reply

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