Time and time again, white sneakers have proven to be a go-to in the shoe department. Given its versatility, it was never a surprise to many when its initial athleisure stint transitioned into a permanent wardrobe staple. Plus with all the available outfit options, these kicks have surely proven to us that going back to the basics can also look cool. So don’t you think it’s about time we start investing in some quality white sneaks?
Although luxury brands consistently break out new designs each season, these goods often come at some very steep price points. But that’s not always the case, which is why we’re here to testify that you don’t need to break the bank in order to get some quality-made kicks. Go ahead and feel free to choose from our picks below that will only have you shelling out P25,000 at the most—swear!
1. Axel Arigato Clean 90
The founders of Scandinavian brand, Axel Arigato, immediately saw the lack for high-end footwear in the market with an affordable price tag, hence the subsequent birth of the Clean 90 sneakers. Functional, wallet-friendly, and made with first-class Italian leather, these sneakers simply tick all the boxes for us.
Clean 90, 230 USD (approximately P11,288), AXEL ARIGATO, axelarigato.com
2. Comme des Garçons x Converse
Do we even need to say more about this strikingly iconic design? With the combination of the quintessential Converse and avant-garde touch of Rei Kawakubo, this long standing partnership has continued to dominate the market, and is now considered one of this generation’s most popular brand collaborations.
Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Low, 170 USD (approximately P8,344), COMME DES GARÇONS X CONVERSE, shop.doverstreetmarket.com
3. Common Projects Achilles Low
Being one of the early pioneers of the minimalist model, Common Projects’ archetypal design quickly rose to prominence amongst many sneakerheads and enthusiasts. Though the Achilles Low presents quite an elementary look upfront, they’re in fact meticulously hand sewn and crafted with top of the line Italian leather.
Achilles Low , 410 USD (approximately P20,123), COMMON PROJECTS, mrporter.com
4. Golden Goose Superstars
Now if you’re looking for a pair with a touch of unique personality, you should keep tabs on this high fashion Italian brand. Since 2007, they’ve been releasing pre-distressed kicks whose battered designs have easily become a well-loved shoe. Moreover, the Superstar model comes in a number of different iterations that strike the perfect balance: It's something that's deviant against pristine white kicks, yet it maintains an authentic luxury feel.
Distressed Superstar Sneakers, 375 USD (approximately P18,405), GOLDEN GOOSE, farfetch.com
5. Maison Margiela Replica Sneakers
Originally inspired by the archival German Army Trainers, Maison Margiela decided to refurbish this model. Apart from that, the French atelier made sure to introduce new deluxe features such as quality white leather, a contrasting gum sole, and overlapping suede details. Consider this as your new prime shoe staple.
Replica Sneakers, 406 USD (approximately P19,926), MAISON MARGIELA, farfetch.com
6. Acne Studios Manhattan Sneakers
It’s confirmed that the ubiquitous dad sneakers don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Deemed a supreme design in the chunky sneaker department, these kicks have been said to guarantee optimum comfort and maximum support for the wearer. But if you're after a sleeker look for your first dad sneaker-inspired footwear, you can certainly rely on this pair. It will instantly achieve your money's worth with this Swedish label’s sneakers.
Manhattan Sneakers, 411 USD (approximately P20,172), ACNE STUDIOS, farfetch.com
7. Alexander McQueen Oversized Leather Low-Top Sneakers
These oversized sneakers are probably one of 2019’s most coveted pairs of shoes. Asides from boasting a distinctive and stylish design, these sneakers also don’t dip too far on the price spectrum. Plus, who can say no to its platform’s slight boost in height?
Oversized Leather Low-Top Sneakers, 458 USD (approximately P22,479, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, farfetch.com
8. Burberry Gabardine Sneakers
Straying away from all the leather options, Burberry’s fresh take on sneakers are made with 100% cotton, and is accompanied with a subtle brand imprint. Take this shoe’s fabric exterior as a blessing during those extra warm summers.
Gabardine Sneakers, 390 USD (approximately P19,141), BURBERRY, burberry.com
9. Saint Laurent Malibu Sneakers
Like all things Saint Laurent, these sneakers epitomize the definition of chic and effortless style. Additionally, the Malibu design carries a slightly distressed look with its handwritten inscription, stained sole, and punch-hole detailing. These shoes are certainly suited for your stretch of daily activities.
Malibu Sneakers, 453 USD (approximately P22,233), SAINT LAURENT, farfetch.com
10. APC Spencer Sneakers
Lastly, here's an option for the sportier girls out there. After its 2018 launch, APC sneakers gained popularity for its use of technical materials and fabrics. Yet, their most sought after pair still remains to be the unisex Spencer model—a fine cross between sportswear and fashion, these kicks are perfect for long walks and traveling. So be sure to pack this in your suitcase wherever you go.
Spencer Sneakers, 325 USD (approximately P15,951), APC, www.apc-us.com
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