With the Vanilla Girl aesthethic rising to popularity thanks to Tiktok, it looks like the colour white is no longer considered basic, but chic. However, it’s a different story for trainers.
Last year, the reign of the plain white trainers was strong, but the trend is slowly losing popularity. This doesn’t mean your favourite pair of trainers aren’t stylish however.
White trainers still have their purpose as a wardrobe staple. They’re simple, comfortable shoes that pair well with everything—laid-back looks, business casual, and cute sundresses.
White trainers are timeless, but for 2023 they’re getting an upgrade.
Here’s everything you need to know about white trainers and whether or not they’re still a fashionable choice for the new year.
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Are white trainers in style in 2023?
You can’t go wrong with a comfortable pair of trainers. They’re comfortable, versatile, and there’s a wide variety of styles on offer, but it was the white trainers that made a great comeback in the last few years thanks to brands like adidas.
The simple design of the Stan Smith shoe from the brand went perfectly with every outfit and mood.
Thanks to the resurgence of casual and laidback trends—especially during the pandemic—white trainers stood out for their simplicity.
Unlike other micro-trends, white trainers are timeless staples. They have gone beyond stylish to a bonafide staple, so even if it’s not the shoe of the season or the year, they still deserve a place in your wardrobe.
What trainers will be popular in 2023?
Sporty trainers and retro style-sneakers are gonna get all the love this year. According to Style Caster and The Zoe Report, outdoorsy brands like New Balance and The North Face are leading the sneaker trends.
Hiking shoes have also blown up, with Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid seen sporting them.
A few old favourites are also making a comeback, like high-top Converse and vintage-inspired Reeboks. They’re not athletic shoes, but they still fall under the comfortable vibe that’s becoming popular in 2023.
Even with the sporty and athletic trainers coming into the spotlight, white trainers haven’t exactly left the picture. Rather, they’re a lot less basic and have a few embellishments, jagged treads, and pops of colour.
Shop white trainers
Want an upgrade from the basic white trainer? Here are a few of our top picks.
530, £95.00, New Balance – buy now
9060, £155, New Balance – buy now
RC30, £110, New Balance – buy now
Women’s Vectiv™ Taravak Hiking Shoes, now £69, The North Face – buy now
Women’s Vectiv™ Eminus Trail Running Shoes, now £57.50, The North Face – buy now
Women’s Back-to-Berkley III Textile Street Boots, now £74.25, The North Face – buy now
Women’s Vectiv™ Taraval Hiking Shoes, £115, The North Face – buy now
Converse Chuck 70 At-Cx Future sneakers, now £96, Farfetch – buy now
Converse Chuck 70 high-top sneakers, £90, Farfetch – buy now
Club C 1985 TV, £85, Reebok – buy now
Classic Leather Shoes, £70, Reebok – buy now
Club C Revenge Vintage Shoes, £75, Reebok – buy now