WORDS BY JOSEPH FURNESS
The sun’s out and it’s here to stay, which means one thing to us fashion folk – it’s all white sneaker season. Yes, it’s time to get your hands on a pair of fresh white kicks and wear them with absolutely everything in your seasonal wardrobe – from your basketball shorts to your satin skirt to your oversized cargo trousers. Fortunately for you, our style-conscious reader, we’ve got more triple-white sneaker silhouettes available here on FARFETCH than ever before.
Which pair should you be rocking this summer? Allow us to run you through our top ten pairs, including kicks from the likes of Balenciaga, Nike and adidas x Yeezy. How many should you collect? Well, that’s totally up to you.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, performance trainers are currently all the rage, and French brand Salomon is one foot ahead of their competitors. The jewel in the brand’s crown is the S/Lab XT-6: the best-kept secret of fashion insiders and adventure explorers alike. Naturally, we’re wearing the kick in triple white for the foreseeable future.
Kanye is full of innovative ideas, and his latest sneaker silhouette is the product of his focus on sustainability. The adidas x Yeezy Foam Runner is a one-piece construction created using two environmentally friendly materials: harvested algae foam and a petroleum-based ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. The result? A perplexing, otherworldly sneaker-cum-sandal, best worn in the all-white colourway dubbed Ararat.
Yes, the Balenciaga Track sneaker is still trending, which is a testament to Demna Gvasalia’s forward-thinking mind and eye for design. The chunky, trail-inspired crep may take some time to get used to, but once you are, you’ll never want to wear another shoe. Bearing this in mind, we recommend picking up the most versatile colourway – the triple-white pair.
Nothing beats a triple-white Nike Air Force 1 Low, our go-to summer sneaker since, well, forever. The supple leather kick – first released back in 1983 – refuses to be passé; hence, it looks super fresh when paired with any outfit, whether that's a 00s-inspired velour tracksuit, a hoodie-and-shorts combo or a long flowery dress. On our wishlist is this pair created in collaboration with coveted streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market.
The Air Jordan 4 is having a moment (again), and one of our favourite pairs dates back to 2006. The Pure Money colourway – which, FYI, was re-released in 2017 – is constructed with white premium leather and accented by flashy metallic silver details. In short, it’s eye-catching and versatile, which is why it’s the mainstay in our sneaker rotation.
The Nike x Sacai LDWaffle is the kind of all-white sneaker that whispers ‘if you know, you know.' The type to help you secure that dream job, break the ice on a first date and bump up your stats on Instagram. The idiosyncratic crep is defined by its double swoosh, double tongue, double midsole and offbeat panelling; and, like most of the trainers on this list, it’s a shoe that harmonises well with any ensemble you pair it with.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of all-white adidas Superstar 80s, especially those created in collaboration with Human Made. Nigo’s streetwear brand elevates the sneaker staple with its house codes – adorning the heel tab with its striking heart logo and the three stripes on the sidewall with its ‘gears for futuristic teenagers’ slogan. Neat, right?
As we all know, Virgil Abloh – founder of Off-White and all-round tastemaker – enjoys dissecting the familiar. In 2018, the designer teamed up with Nike to release a triple-white deconstructed-then-reconstructed take on Jordan brand’s biggest moneymaker – the Air Jordan 1. Offset by orange and blue details and bold black typography, the white sneaker is a lot of fun – ergo, it’s one of our favourite all-white trainers on the market.
AMIRI is an LA-based brand that creates high-quality, rock star-inspired pieces, and their triple-white sneaker for this season is adorned with boyish flame appliques that give the simplistic low-top silhouette a little edge. Personally, we’d wear them with a varsity jacket and a pair of blue jeans – both from AMIRI, of course.
By now, every productive sneakerhead has picked up a pair of Nike Dunk Highs for summer; the Pure Platinum colourway – a triple-white sneaker spruced up with metallic silver details – is our hero pair. The foolproof kick works for everyone, no matter your age or style; plus, they’re super comfortable and remarkably easy to clean. Essentially, what we’re trying to say is that they’re a stellar investment – so go and get yours now!