The 17 Best Trendy White Sneakers for Women in 2023

The ultimate street style staple.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - FEBRUARY 01: Emili Sindlev wears white socks, white shiny leather and green logo suede sneakers from Adidas , outside OperaSport , during the Copenhagen Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2023 on February 01, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
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Very rarely am I caught not wearing a pair of white sneakers. Yes, I have plenty of boots and flats in my collection, but sneakers will always be my go-to if I’m in a rush to get out the door. And while new trendy sneakers will always have a piece of my heart, the real superheroes in my collection are my trusty white sneakers. I have several that I wear on a near-constant rotation, and I obsess over finding a new pair once one of them bites the dust. With nearly two decades of expert sneaker shopping under my belt, I’ve rounded up a few of the coolest and best white sneakers for you to get your hands on in 2023. 

What to Look For in White Sneakers

Start at the beginning: What are you looking for in a white sneaker? If it’s a canvas, retro-inspired pick that you’re after, consider brands like Superga or Converse. If you’re on the hunt for the best white athletic sneaker, brands like Nike or Adidas might be a better fit. If you’re on the hunt for the best designer sneakers that happen to come in a shade of white, consider brands like Golden Goose or Alexander McQueen. Finally, if you just need to find the best slip-on sneakers that you can get in and out of with ease, iconic brands like Vans have you (er, your feet) covered. 

With that in mind, consider which styles are trending or popular right now. While chunky sneakers were once the go-to's among the fashion set, a slimmer silhouette has become prominent for 2023. “There’s certainly a movement towards more nostalgic styles in the sneaker market as a whole and it-items are being deemed by celebrities like Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber,” says Kendall Becker, the fashion and beauty trends editor at Trendalytics, to that effect. “The Adidas Samba and Gazelle are a great example of this as they’re currently up 484% and 250% in average weekly searches to last year,” she says. 

Another popular style is that of the New Balance 550, which has a slimmer silhouette but a thicker, rubber sole. Similar styles were seen on the runways at Chloe and Fendi for their Spring/Summer 2023 collection. The 550, in particular, is a great option for those looking for the look of a more dramatic sneaker without the bells and whistles—bright colors, 3D elements, and reflective paneling—seen on other chunkier styles over the year. Think of the New Balance 550, a personal favorite of experts like stylist Lizzy Rosenberg for its versatility and accessible price point as the middle ground between traditional and modern sneaker styles. 

“They can be styled with an explicitly sporty vibe—scrunched white tube socks, bike shorts, and a sports bra— or with an ironically intended twist in mind, [with an] oversized low-rise slacks and a basic tank,” she says. 

Here’s to securing the most versatile shoe in your collection, bar none. (And before they arrive, make sure you know how to clean your white sneakers!)

The Best White Sneakers

Meet The Experts

Kendall Becker wears black sunglasses, gold earrings, gold large chain necklaces, a white pearls necklace, a white cropped t-shirt, a white latte oversized blazer jacket, gold rings, high waist brown large wide legs suit pants, gold rings, outside PatBo , during New York Fashion Week, on February 12, 2022 in New York City.
Kendall Becker

Experienced in luxury editorial, trend forecasting, and strategic consulting, Kendall is currently the Fashion & Beauty Trends Editor at Trendalytics as well as a freelance writer for Refinery29, The Zoe Report, LuisaViaRoma, WhoWhatWear, and Coveteur. Prior, she was the Assistant Fashion Director for Women’s RTW at Bloomingdale’s and contributed to global trend forecasting agencies. Plus, she’s a fashion media personality and expert that’s been featured in ABC, Cheddar News, Harper’s BAZAAR, GQ, Bustle, Sourcing Journal, Brides, and Vice.

Lizzy Rosenberg
Lizzy Rosenberg

New York City based Wardrobe Stylist Lizzy Rosenberg over the last decade has worked in-house for Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, J.Crew, and has since assumed representation at Art Department. Her body of work includes celebrity, editorial, and commercial styling in addition to private client dressing, and creative consulting acting as a fashion editor and trend forecaster. 

Julia Marzovilla
E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.