White leather sneakers are an absolute essential for the modern man. While rooted in a long history of both athletics and urban street culture, in recent years they’ve also been firmly ingrained in designer fashion by brands like Common Projects, whose Achilles Low is priced at a whopping $400+.
Luckily for budget buyers and other sane folks, the designer versions are based on shoes by classic footwear companies.
Most notably the Adidas Stan Smith and the Nike counterpart, Tennis Classic, which a navy and white version has been sold at J.Crew for 2-3 seasons. Unfortunately third-party brands sold at J.Crew are rarely eligible for sale prices.
But luckily for us, Finish Line has been running a big sale, offering the full white Nike Classic Tennis at only $34.99 (price in cart), and other colors such as the lighter blue and the total crimson orange for only $27.99. My first pick would be the white on white, then the lighter blue. I also ordered the total crimson because I thought it was more red, but in person it’s about as neon as it can be. I decided to keep them because they were so cheap and I figure they’d look cool with some sweats or something casual.
How to wear white sneakers