Made of a white leather and with a minimal design, tennis shoes with a touch of Seventies (the legendary Adidas Original Stan Smiths leading) are living its golden time again. Top fashion designers also show them on their runways and style them with basically anything… even with an evening dress. Check out some ideas on white sneakers.
Do you think that sports shoes are the invention of the 21st century? Maybe neon ones with technological details are, but their prototype was created much earlier. In the middle of the 18th century, the first slipped sports shoes were created. At least their simplified version.
They had a material, sliding top and (above all) a rubber sole so that you could sneak in without any noise. They were mainly worn to work out and on the beach. A little bit later, around 1890, (yes, long before Nike and Adidas!)the first sneakers manufacturer was established, Keds. And that’s how it all started.
Sneakers cannot be associated only with the Americans. Already in the 1920s German businessman Adolf Dassler created a model of a sports shoes and called it his own name – Adidas, and soon it became the most popular sports brand in the world.
In the 70s, tennis was at its peak of popularity and Stan Smith dominated his opponents because of his 193cm height. With over 100 pro matches won, he is considered one of the greatest players of all time. In 1971 Adidas dedicated him a pair of sneakers, destinated to enter fashion history.
White Stan Smith Sneakers with navy details.
New versions of those legendary shoes fill up shelves not only in sports stores, but fashion boutiques as well.
The famous white sneakers with 3 pierced stripes and coloured details on the back have made a comeback, earning themselves the title of must-have accessory. And now fashion brands are releasing their deluxe editions.
Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Leather
From Céline, that brings them on the runway to style them with everything, even an evening dress with floreal print, to Valentino, which changes his into a fashion accessory adding a coloured band. From Jil Sander‘s and Woman by Common Projects‘s total white essential and clean versions, to Chiara Ferragni‘s, Zara‘s and Joshua Sanders‘s fashion details like such as glitter, animalier or fur, and ending up with colours and applications that are real brand signatures as for Gucci and Charlotte Olympia.
Lots of offers (and with a wide range of prices as well). So many that just one pair in your closet doesn’t seem to be enough. Even more now that white leather vintage sneakers go with anything. With a pair of cool jeans in your spare time, under some cropped tailored trousers at work. And they’re chic as never before!
Jack Purcell leathers sneakers.