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Trend to try: White sneakers — fashion’s timeless gift

The white sneakers trend is definitely not going anywhere. What started out as tennis shoes in the 70s, then as platforms in the 90s came back last year when Adidas released a variety of designs for their Stan Smiths.

All signs point to its timeless quality as celebrities are still rocking a pair of their favourite white sneakers. After all, the great thing about these kicks is its versatility: It can be worn with anything and pretty much anywhere.

Sharifah Sakinah wore it to the mall, then was spotted together with her bff Betty Rahmad, who also wore a pair at the gym. And before you cast off white sneakers as casual wear, Sazzy Falak proved us wrong by pairing one with a golden dress at the Thavia Feminist Theory launch last month.

Sazzy Falak and friends at “the reveal of #ThaviaFeministTheory project ❤️”. Taken from her Instagram @sazzyfalak

If you didn’t join in the phase where every girls gotta own a pair of white sneakers, you might consider it now. Sneakers from sport houses are the go-to choices, but if you want to kick it up, high end fashion brands do produce some quirky white sneakers of their own as well. From rainbow stripes to funky details, there are a great deal of white sneakers out there for you to choose from.

Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneaker

If you’re not afraid of a little bling, check out this pair by Alexander McQueen with its added silver shimmer heel detail. It comes with an oversized rubber sole to add a little bit of height and the Alexander McQueen signature on its tongue.

Available at Alexander McQueen in Suria KLCC for RM2,594.

Isabel Marant Bryce Printed Leather and Suede Lace Up Sneakers

Street fashion divas, this one’s for you. These white sneakers from Isabel Marant is made of Bovine leather accented with suede for its toe caps. We love the contrasting red laces and the glossy gold tone leather panel on the back. The best part is of course the “Isabel Marant” grafitti that adds street cred to your outfit.

Available on Isabel Marant for RM2,144.

Yves Saint Laurent Signature Court Classic Lips Sneakers

Kiss your boring shoes goodbye with these dazzling lip sneakers. We love the colour play of metallic red and blue on the applique lips, which are made from snakeskin. These lace-ups sport the Saint Laurent brand signature on its tongue and heel counter.

Available at Yves Saint Laurent in Suria KLCC & Pavilion KL, for RM3,413.

Valentino Garavani Open sneakers

Made from 100 percent calfskin leather, these open sneakers manage to tread the fine line between minimalist and detailed thanks to the rubber white studs that like the back. The contrasting panel lets you play around with how you want to tie your laces and comes in a myriad of colours from black to gold, pink and even green.

Available at Valentino in Starhill Gallery, for RM2,829.

Marc Jacobs Embellished Empire Low Top Sneaker

If you want to add a splash of rainbow pizzaz to your outfit, say no more, for these blinged out Marc Jacobs sneakers will do just that. Its multicoloured stripes are embellished with crystals, so go ahead and strut the streets with pride.

Available at Marc Jacobs in Suria KLCC, for RM1,265.