Deal: White Leather Nike Tennis Classic for Only $35 + 7 Getups for Inspiration

Deal: White Leather Nike Tennis Classic for Only $35 + 7 Getups for Inspiration
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Nike Tennis Classic

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.

Pick up a pair at Finish Line.

Nike Classic McEnroe Ad

A vintage Nike ad

How to wear white sneakers


Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.


  • Reply January 3, 2017

    Zac Silk

    Nice getups here Andrew! I really like the second one, well of course because it features a shawl collar cardigan. Noticiby enough Gap are offering a similar alter taive to the American Eagle / Chaps cardigan you feautered before just search Gap shawl collar cardigan as the link isn’t working. But it’s a close match

    I really like wearing my vans authentics with some dark denim and a white pocket tee. Pretty basic but that’s the great thing about white sneakers, they go with everything.

  • Reply January 3, 2017

    Zac Silk

  • Reply January 5, 2017

    Kenny David

    I have been looking for some white leather sneakers for a while!! thanks!! I have a question though, is the leather synthetic or genuine? I’ve looked online and found claims ranging from full-grain to synthetic.

  • Reply June 12, 2017


    I believe those Nike tennis classics were the first pair of Nike shoes I ever owned. I paid around $30-35, but this was 1978. Back then, nearly everyone owned a pair of these and it was usually the only Nike shoe most stores carried. Stan Smith’s were far less common.

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