The Best White Trainers To Wear With Everything, Including Summer Dresses

From classic hi-tops to the new PUMA Slipstream Sneakers, you'll get plenty of mileage out of these box-fresh white kicks. 

I'm of the opinion that there is no item of clothing that doesn’t look great with white trainers. Pair them with a party dress and your look will feel less OTT; style some slim sneakers with a suit and you’ve got yourself a cool-girl combo that works night or day. While I love a summer sandal for my holidays, you’ll rarely find my feet out of white kicks – meaning I’m always on the lookout for the next ‘it’ pair to purchase.

To the untrained eye, one pair of white trainers is much the same as another. But there's a lot more that goes into picking out the perfect pair. While you might not always find them on the runway, there's no denying that trainers are a bona fide fashion item, regardless of gender. Therefore, when it comes to deciphering the next big thing in street footwear, you have to look around. There's always a new name to know, or an influencer-approved style that we didn't realise we needed until that very moment. So from our research (read: obsessively staring at the feet of strangers) what have we learned so far for summer 2022? 

While excessively chunky trainers have dominated in recent years, there's definitely some movement. Die-hard streetwear fans are favouriting dynamic, futuristic styles while technical styles that favour detail and performance over aesthetics are proving popular. Following on from the success of The Last Dance on Netflix, Basketball styles are storming into our wish lists. But ultimately, it's important not to blindly follow the trends. When it comes to any important footwear purchase, it comes down to your body type and unique style.

Puma Cali Dream available at Foot Locker

The fashion girls we know are always on the lookout for something striking and substantial, without feeling OTT - something trending yet timeless that can work with the maximum amount of pieces in your wardrobe. Let’s face it, the chunkiest trainers only look truly amazing with trousers – otherwise you end up with cartoon legs and feet. That's why we've hunted high and low for the perfect white trainers that strike the right balance between style and stacked, even working perfectly with bare legs and pretty summer dresses that need an extra edge.

When it comes to this season’s trending trainers, there’s one launch on everybody’s lips right now: the PUMA Slipstream.

PUMA Slipstream, available exclusively at Foot Locker

PUMA has a loyal and proud sneakerhead following, and the Slipstream sneaker has something of a cult status since it first launched in the 1980s. For its latest iteration, available exclusively at Foot Locker, the Slipstream has a monochrome, timeless feel – and honestly, it’s going to go with everything.

Scroll on to discover our favourite of the new Slipstream styles, as well as the other Foot Locker white trainers that have piqued the interest of the Grazia team this season.

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 This retro basketball-inspired silhouette is a play on the original 80s classic, reimagined for now with plush leather uppers, suede overlays and retro pops of colour. From short hems to flowy midi dresses, these will go with everything.

These chunky sneakers boast of a stacked sole which elevates both your height and sense of style. Made with a leather upper and suede and synthetic overlays, expect durability like no other with a platform fit that looks great with fitted midi dresses and skirts.

Struggling to style your cream cropped jeans with anything other than sandals? These will work perfectly.

Not too chunky, not too slim - these are an excellent allrounder

Do these still count as white? Regardless, you'll be surprised at just how versatile a hint of pink can be with your summer wardrobe - style with white, browns, yellows and greens.

Nice and low, these will work well with midi lengths and ankle length denim and trousers without cutting off your leg length.

Chunky yet dynamic, these are a dream with cropped jeans.

Inspired by the street style scene in California, the pastel tone and stacked sole make these a staple court shoe shape that will go with any outfit.

Even more versatile in brilliant white? You decide.

I think we just found the ultimate holiday trainers...

Is it strictly a trainer? No - but love them or hate them, you can't have failed to notice their comeback. If you're brave enough to give them a go, style with a sweatshirt and cycling shorts for a failsafe look.

A streamlined shape elevated in leather is exactly what you need for tailoring - your office go-to has arrived.

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