The All-Time Greatest ‘Triple White’ Sneakers
There are few things in the sneakersphere that rival a box-fresh pair of all-white kicks! Putting on a new pair of ‘Triple Whites’ can make you feel like a million dollars.
The all-white shoe, just like its ‘murdered-out’ cousin, is a staple within wardrobes across the globe. While the colourway is a common sight, we still think that it's occasionally under appreciated, so here’s a look at some that have really made their voice heard over the years.
Nike Air Force 1Nike Air Force 1
Iconic is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but one shoe that definitely deserves that title is the Nike Air Force 1. The classic all-white low-top Uptown has enjoyed a strong presence in the sneaker zeitgeist for almost 40 years now.
Designed by Bruce Kilgore, the Air Force 1 first hit the hardwood in 1982 as a high-cut model – before adding a low-cut iteration later down the line. Nowadays, ‘Triple White’ Air Force 1s are readily available, making them a welcome addition to the rotations of people from all walks of life.
adidas UltraBOOSTadidas UltraBOOST
The adidas UltraBOOST ‘Triple White’ was a shoe that had the sneakersphere in a frenzy a few years ago, thanks in large part to Mr. Kanye West being spotted wearing a pair circa May 2015. The following years saw sell-out releases and unprecedented hype for the silhouette, and not just for the all-white version.
While the shoe itself was actually designed for performance, the UltraBOOST quickly became a favourite for many who dabble in the lifestyle sneaker category. Nowadays, the BOOST is not as hyped as it once was, but has still comfortably settled into the annals of sneaker history as one of the greats.
Reebok Club CReebok Club C
This list wouldn’t be complete without the Reebok Club C, an underrated heater that debuted all the way back in 1985! Decades later, the retro tennis shoe enjoys its status as an all-time classic, with the all-white scheme arguably the strongest weapon in its arsenal. The Club C remains a readily available silhouette globally, making it a staple in the closet of many a sneakerhead.
Common Projects Achilles LowCommon Projects Achilles Low
If you’re into fashion and sneakers, there’s a very good chance you’ve seen the classic Common Projects Achilles Low. While it doesn’t boast a storied history like some of the higher profile models on this list, its simplistic, clean and luxurious leather build looks right at home in all-white. Straight out of Italy, this is a ‘Triple White’ option for those who like the finer things in life.
Converse Chuck Taylor All StarConverse Chuck Taylor All Star
Things that will never go out of style: white tees, denim jeans, and Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. To some of us, the Chuck Taylor seems like a shoe as old as time. You’ve worn them, your parents have worn them, and your parent’s parents have probably worn them! And it seems like they’ll be here for decades to come. While many of the white releases are not technically ‘Triple White’ – there is often a slight addition of colour – the beloved Chuck deserves its place on this list. It just looks so pure and clean when white is the dominant colour.
adidas Stan Smithadidas Stan Smith
There was no way the adidas Stan Smith was escaping our sights – even if the heel tab is often delivered in a different colour. Over 50 years old, the iconic all-leather tennis shoe has transcended the sport to become an icon in the lifestyle sector. It’s the kind of shoe that you’d be able to catch a glimpse of everyday, and is worn by everyone from rappers to regular Joes and Josephines. The Stan Smith also has links to the high-fashion universe, with Raf Simons and Yohji Yamamoto reworking pairs a few years back as part of their adidas collaborative collections.