When we were kids, wearing bright, white sneakers was a point of personal pride — one that required many hours of upkeep and bottles of Kiwi Sport Whitener to maintain. But, somewhere along the way, we lost our patience for the eternal vigilance of wearing white kicks. So, we left 'em to the Nellys and the Key West old-timers of the world.
But, suddenly this spring, white kicks feel as fresh and unpretentiously cool as ever. And, they're everywhere, from the instantly sold-out Nike and A.P.C. collaboration to the new leather Chuck Taylors hitting the streets of hipster enclaves everywhere. So, we rounded up our 20 favorite white-on-whites, from old-school classics to the new fashion-girl sneaker of choice to the mega-fancy designer high-tops popping up in courtside seats everywhere.
Click on to see what your white sneaks say about you. With all due respect to Nelly, there are no Air Force Ones up ahead — but we might still need two pair...
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