Wearing all white is a bold look—a flex of style, a total power move, a hip yet timelessly chic color choice. Like a pair of all black running shoes, all white sneakers are simultaneously classic and au courant, capable of instantly elevating any outfit.
Adding a little tech to the mix will up the ante on monochromatic footwear even further. A high-performance feature here, an ultralight material there, and before you know it, you’ve got an uber-comfy pair of speedy, energetic white running sneakers underfoot that look good and perform exceptionally well for miles.
As your trusted source for the best design-driven outdoor lifestyle gear, we at Field Mag have done the research so you don't have to. Below are our top picks for the 15 best white running shoes that you can wear anywhere, whether you’re running in the city, on mountain trail, or to catch the subway.
Field Mag's Top Picks:
- Salomon XT-6
- Arc’teryx Vertex Shoe
- Norse Projects Lace-Up Runner
- Hoka Bondi 8
- Norda 001
- Merrell Nova 3
- ASICS Gel-Nimbus 25
- Adidas Ultraboost Light
- New Balance Fresh Foam X More Trail v3
- Brooks Ghost 15
- Nike Pegasus 40
- Tracksmith Eliot Runner
- Altra Lone Peak 7
- On Running Cloud X
- Saucony Triumph 20
The 15 Best White Running Shoes for Men & Women
A unisex shoe with a one-lace system for easy-on, easy-off that rivals the ease of a slip-on shoe, Salomon’s best seller is designed with a supportive chassis and heavy-duty lugs that dig into rocky terrain with granular surfaces for a stable ride up and down the mountain. Ideal for long distances and trail running, these white running shoes are still good-looking enough to be your daily driver, which has earned them legendary status among Gorpcore adherents.
If speed is what you’re after and security is what you need in a pair of white trail running shoes, then the Vertex is it. In addition to its sturdy Vibram Megagrip outsole and recycled polyester material, the integrated knit collar provides another layer of innovative performance technology that takes the fear of slipping while scrambling up steep terrain off your mind so you can focus on your run. Available in unisex sizing as men’s and women’s running shoes.
The Norwegian style masters at Norse Project designed an ultralight pair of unisex low-top running shoes with a clever cord and stopper lacing system that features a low-profile pocket on the tongue to keep laces in place. Inspired by trail running yet suitable for everyday wear, these sleek white sneakers are pricey, but the trade-off is a durable pair of do-it-all runners. Also available in all-black and with a zippered upper.
Built with plenty of cushioning in the midsole for a comfy yet supportive ride that feels light as air, these all-white running sneakers are a go-to for long runs and everyday wear. The extended foam heel makes for a light and swift step that, when paired with a breathable mesh upper, will make you want to lace up for more than just a run and these excellent men's or women's shoes are capable of whatever that might be. Hoka knows how popular the all-white Bondis are too, so you probably don't have to worry about it being a limited time thing. Women’s sizing avaialble.
Billed as the world’s lightest, toughest, and most sustainable running shoe, Canadian upstart Norda crafts each pair of 001 white running shoes from Bio-Dyneema, a blend of plant-based Dyneema fabric and recycled Cordura nylon. Beneath that, there's a layer of waterproofing and a little extra warmth without significant weight gain—a pair weighs just 9.5 oz. Another notable innovation is the seamless construction that’s made to eliminate rubbing and enhance comfort around the ankle. With Norda, you get what you pay for—an extremely high-quality running sneaker with a low carbon footprint.
Strategically-placed foam cushioning pods in the heel and toe readily absorb shock, while the durable upper keeps out dirt and debris, and rugged lugs on the outsole help you get a grip making the Novas a trail runner’s best friend. Sure, Merrell offers a variety of sensible earth-toned trail running shoes and even a highlighter yellow colorway for visibility, yet these white running shoes are an obvious choice for the risk takers among us who aren’t afraid of a scuff.
Designed to make hitting the pavement feel more like running on clouds, the newest iteration of Asics’ best sellers are updated with a soft, stretchy knit upper that molds to fit the unique shape of your foot. The only thing better than riding around on these plushy, bio-based foam cushioning road running shoes are the compliments you’ll get for this crisp white look. They're comfy beyond belief, too. Women’s sizing available.
Made using 30% less signature Ultraboost foam than previous iterations without compromising performance, the unisex Ultraboost light running shoe provides an impressive amount of cushion underfoot without adding weight. While they are well-suited to logging miles, they also function as super comfy walking shoes that will put a pep in your step. Women's sizing also available.
The New Balance Fresh Foam X More Trail v3 features a breathable mesh upper to keep your feet cool while the two-part Fresh Foam X midsole offers exceptional cushioning and a Vibram Ecostep Recycle outsole provides traction on all types of terrain. The high all-terrain stack height and “toe protect technology” (lol) shield your feet from debris. An adjustable lace closure ensures a customized fit. Available in men’s sizing on Amazon and women’s from Backcountry.com.
A lightweight, classic running sneaker that’s one of the brand’s best sellers, this all-white pair of men’s shoes has a bit more cushioning in the midsole to ensure you move fast and light with plenty of support underneath. Not only does it perform, the Ghost 15 really enables you to put your best foot forward by using 57% recycled materials to construct the upper, saving 6.58 plastic bottles from landfill to make one entirely carbon neutral shoe. Women's sizing available.
Whatever mileage you’re after, Nike's fan favorite, the Air Zoom Pegasus, is an athletic shoe that caters to runners of every level thanks to an improved supportive design that blends their comfortable flyknit upper with a springy and energetic sensation from heel to toe. Kick it around town, run the trails, or do sprints at the track. Nike also offers this Pegasus 39 upgrade in an extra wide fit to accommodate a range of shoe sizes in both men's and women's styles. If the Pegasus isn’t for you, check out the Free Run 5.0 and React Infinity, also available in all white.
Decked out in a classic ivory rather than pure white, the collegiate-inspired Eliot Runner is right on par for the New England-based running brand, Tracksmith. This unisex high-performance running shoe is crafted from premium materials for a responsive sneaker that can easily tackle the variety of surfaces found in the Northeast and beyond. Heritage style and modern technology are fused together to deliver a smart-looking white running shoe that you can wear from Cambridge to Camden. Available in men's & women's sizing.
An attractive mix of soft cream and stark white makes the Lone Peak a seriously good-looking shoe whether or not you ever take a jog in them. But if you do, expect a comfy and supportive feel underfoot thanks to Altra’s responsive EGO foam and 0mm drop that encourages a natural gait. An extra-wide toe box accommodates an au natural splay of the forefoot, and earned Altra a lot of cred among trail runners.Women’s sizing available.
The versatile Cloud X appears to be a lightweight running shoe, but they're deceptively durable thanks to an engineered mesh upper and no-sew construction that wards off wear and tear even when they take a beating. Wear these all-white running sneakers during high-intensity workouts at the gym or on long road runs, and while you’re out and about for a cool and effortless look. For women, check out the all-white On Cloudswift.
Get maximum cushion in every step with Saucony’s Triumph road running shoes. Designed for neutral support, the focus here is on softness and comfort, so expect a smooth and plushy ride for running or walking around town, and slip on something more durable for the off-road excursions. Another not-so pure white shoe, the Triumphs land somewhere close to silver on the color wheel for a cool metallic look. Women’s sizing available.