The celebrity-approved white trainers we need this spring

Maisie BovingdonShopping writer
Yahoo Style UK
Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge are among celebrities who have made a case for white trainers. (Getty Images)
Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge are among celebrities who have made a case for white trainers. (Getty Images)

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We have been itching to ditch our chunky biker boots, and waterproof jackets, in favour of a spring wardrobe.

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With longer, and lighter days, finally here we can hang up the dark colours and sturdy footwear in favour of dresses and skirts paired with sleek white trainers - without fear of them being totally ruined by the rain.

Global fashion search engine Lyst has exclusively told us searches for white sneakers have spiked by 60% since January this year.

The most popular designs include Alexander McQueen Oversized Low Top trainers, which are searched for every two minutes on the site.

Meghan Markle wore the Veja Esplar trainers on the royal tour of Australia in 2018. (Getty Images)
Meghan Markle wore the Veja Esplar trainers on the royal tour of Australia in 2018. (Getty Images)

Balenciaga Track trainers, New Balance 990, and Adidas Continental 80 shoes have soared by 14% month on month.

It is no surprise that Veja and Superga trainers are also up there in Lyst’s top searches, as the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge have been spotted out in the designs respectively.

In recent months street style has seen a surge in fashion enthusiasts wearing chunky trainers, whether it is designs with platform designs or wide-soled trainers.

However, Lyst has revealed shoppers are now going “back to basics” and prefer simple designs instead.

Kendall Jenner is among celebrities who have been spotted out wearing white trainers. (Getty Images)
Kendall Jenner is among celebrities who have been spotted out wearing white trainers. (Getty Images)

A spokesperson for the company told us: “Sneakers go back to basics.

“Lyst has spotted a decrease in searches for chunky sneakers and a rise in views of minimal and sleeker monochromatic sneakers.

“White is by far the most popular colour for sneakers, followed by black which is gradually increasing in searches.”

Whether you want to follow in Meghan Markle or Duchess Catherine’s footsteps - quite literally - or are on the hunt for an alternative pair of white trainers, we have found the best buys to suit all budgets.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Superga Cotu 2750 Classics to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Superga Cotu 2750 Classics to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019. (Getty Images)

Shop the 12 best white trainers

2750 Cotu Classic | £55 from Superga

Superga's 2750 Cotu Classic
Superga's 2750 Cotu Classic

White Mono Leather Converse | £59.99 from Office

White Mono Leather Converse
White Mono Leather Converse

Veja Net Sustain V-10 | £115 from Net-A-Porter

Veja Net Sustain V-10
Veja Net Sustain V-10

Nike Air Force 1 Trainers | £54.99 from Office

Nike Air Force 1 Trainers
Nike Air Force 1 Trainers

Alexander McQueen Leather Exaggerated-Sole Sneakers | £360 from Net-A-Porter

Alexander McQueen Leather Exaggerated-Sole Sneakers
Alexander McQueen Leather Exaggerated-Sole Sneakers

Adidas Originals Stan Smiths | £74.95 from Adidas

Adidas Originals Stan Smiths
Adidas Originals Stan Smiths

Sara Elastic Slip On Trainers | £80 from French Connection

French Connection Sara Elastic Slip On Trainers
French Connection Sara Elastic Slip On Trainers

Calvin Klein Maya white chunky trainers | £130 from ASOS

Calvin Klein Maya white chunky trainers
Calvin Klein Maya white chunky trainers

Adidas Continental 80 Shoes | £74.95

Adidas Continental 80 Shoes
Adidas Continental 80 Shoes

Balenciaga track logo-detailed mesh and rubber sneakers | £615 from Net-A-Porter

Balenciaga track logo-detailed mesh and rubber sneakers
Balenciaga track logo-detailed mesh and rubber sneakers

PUMA Women's Smash WNS V2 L Zapatillas | £31.40 from Amazon

PUMA Women's Smash WNS V2 L Zapatillas
PUMA Women's Smash WNS V2 L Zapatillas

Rally Leather Trainer | £80 from Dune

Rally Leather Trainer
Rally Leather Trainer

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