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7 best women's white trainers that go with everything in your wardrobe

Do away with boots and welcome in these staples for the months ahead

Whether you're after a tennis style or something for your holiday, we've got it covered ( iStock/ The Independent )

We all know trainers are not just for the gym, or doing exercise.

They’re something you can throw on to pop to the shop, dress something down with, or just feel super comfortable in, as no one needs shoes to be painful.

And a pair (or two – ok, maybe three) of white trainers are an absolute wardrobe staple. No matter on your style.

Although they’re unlikely to stay sparkly white for all that long – despite your attempts at trying to keep them that way – it’s a classic go-to shoe that goes with, well, everything, from your old jeans to a long floral and floaty skirt.

Whether you’re more of a traditional Stan Smiths kinda person or a Nineties-inspired plimsoll flatform, there’s a pair of white trainers for you – and probably the occasion, too. 

We’ve found a selection of the best. 

Air and Grace copeland white and leopard print trainers: £159, Air & Grace

We feel like we’re walking on air in these leather trainers which are made in Portugal, and are one of the most comfortable new pair of shoes we’ve had in ages. And that’s down to the cushioning. It’s been lovingly patented as the Tender Loving Air design: essentially three layers of foam give extra comfort. So there’s no new-shoe-rubbing or "wearing in" needed here. We found them to perfectly comforable from the first wear. If the slightly glittery leopard print isn’t for you, there’s seven other rather fun designs too. If you’re going to be wearing trainers a lot while walking, then we're sure these are the pair for you.

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Vagabond Peggy white textile shoes: £50, Vagabond 

These white platform plimsoll-style trainers absolutely remind us of Spice Girl fever circa 1996. The canvas uppers and thick white rubber sole and white laces make these simply designed shoes from the Swedish brand easy to wear with almost anything from jeans to skirts. These are a great choice if you want a platform sole, but not too thick, as these are only 36mm. They’re easy to wear, comfy, light and available in three other colours. 

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Veja campo vegan white trainers: £107, Veja

Using organic materials that have been fairly traded, these are the eco-conscious shoes that everyone is wearing. Veja is Portuguese for “look” and these will make people look. The retro inspired design of the shoe uses the latest manufacturing techniques for replicating leather uppers which is made from a bio-sourced material – corn waste – which 63 per cent biodegradable, while the insides are made from recycled polyester. It’s a supportive and smart shoe that’s office worthy. We love them worn with wide leg trousers. 

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Superga  2750 cotrope: £55, Superga 

These shoes were made for sandy shores and spending time on boats, thanks to the ultra cool style of this Italian brand. We’re wearing ours with cropped linen jumpsuits this summer and pairing with a straw bag for the ultimate breezy – and chic – holiday feel. As one of the brand’s most popular styles, it’s been given a cute summer update with espadrille rimmed edges. Expect the same rubber sole and canvas uppers as usual. We find they come up just a little bit smaller than actual size, though. Also available in black and navy. 

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Adidas Originals Stan Smiths: £74.95, Adidas

The classic tennis shoe design has practically never gone out of fashion, and these are Adidas’s version of the 1972 creation named after one Britain's most accomplished tennis player. With it’s simple Adidas stripes limited to just tiny holes in place of the brand’s three stripes and branding at the back and the player’s face on the tongue. And although they come in a huge array of colours, the original grass green colour is our favourite. We love these paired with dark blue cropped jeans. 

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M&S Collection leather lace up trainers: £49.50

Steering away from the tennis shoe toe design, we love these chunkier, slightly off white, shoes for the design of the rubber sole which is most white, paired with a contrasting navy blue edge at the front. And as one of the cheapest shoes in the list, we think they’re great value. We wear them to dress down suit trousers to the office and with maxi dresses for the weekend. They come up fairly large, so consider going down a half size. 

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Reebok Classics Club C 85: £64.95, Reebok 

These Eighties trainers have benefited from a real resurgence in the past few years. The sleek low cut design with the small logo on the outside make them understated and very casual. We like the gum soled colourway as it adds just a little bit of something different. The moulded inside soles make them a comfy wear and a good day to day shoe, especially if you're doing a lot of walking.

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The verdict: Women’s white trainers 

For original style and comfort, our favourite pair is Air & Grace’s copeland leopard print trainer. Although they look loud, they go with plenty of outfits, and they’re so comfortable they’ll easily become a got-to shoe for months to come. For a cheaper everyday pair, we love the Reebok Classic Club C 85. We also love the Superga 2750 cotrope for it’s summery look.

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