Celebs, Supermodels, and Fashion Editors Agree: This Is the Only Shoe to Wear This Summer

It makes all your outfits look more expensive, too.

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There aren't any hard and fast rules about which shoes are appropriate to wear in the summer. There are only logical no-nos, like you might not want to wear shearling-lined Ugg boots because your feet will sweat (though the Fluff Yeah slides have proven to be a beloved warm-weather shoe). Flats, sandals, and slides are classic summer footwear picks because they're airy, lightweight, and let feet breathe on scorching hot days. But recently, a fourth style has been added to the list, and we'd argue it might be the coolest, most comfortable option yet.

It's hard to pinpoint exactly which celebrity started the trend — one that likely dates back years — but recently, a slew of celebs and models have made a strong case for the summer sneaker, more specifically, the white sneaker that'll elevate your favorite breezy dress, skirt, or romper in seconds. And according to an <em>InStyle</em> fashion editor, it also makes your outfits look more expensive.

Emily Ratajkowski has been wearing a variety of cool white kicks with dresses and bike shorts, and if her outfits aren't enough to convince you to invest in a pair (or two) for yourself, we're not sure what will. You'll certainly get plenty of use out of them.

The model has been know to wear $65 Superga sneakers with a dainty white dress. While you might usually go with sandals or slides, the juxtaposition between the ethereal mini and the sporty footwear made this a winning street-style look. Not to mention, EmRata was prepared to walk all around NYC sans any foot pain because these Supergas are comfy through and through. They're made with a breathable canvas upper, a cushioned footbed, and a rubber outsole that offers traction and durability.

Shop the best celebrity-favorite summer sneakers, below.

Our Top Picks

​​Superga Cotu Sneaker

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In the past, Ratajkowski also styled her Supergas with linen trousers and mini skirts — all summer staples that look extra luxe when paired with classic white sneakers.

Chloë Sevigny regularly reaches for her tried-and-true Reebok leather sneakers, sometimes wearing them with socks, sometimes without, but almost always pairing them with a dress. Keds, the classic '90s shoes, have also proven to be a top contender for the season (of course, EmRata is a fan), as have Converse's iconic Chuck Taylors.

The two-second trick — a.k.a. slipping into your favorite white sneakers — will not only make all your summer outfits look cooler and more expensive, but also alleviate any pesky pain you typically associate with warm-weather footwear. You'll actually be able to walk a mile (err, more) in these shoes. And based on what's on our agenda in the coming months, that's just what we all need.

Cariuma Salvas

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Let's be honest — leather sneakers can be uncomfortable, especially in the beginning. But not this pair from Cariuma. According to senior commerce writer Eva Thomas, these are the most comfortable leather sneakers she's ever owned. "The leather was so soft and supple; it felt like I had been wearing these sneakers for ages, though of course they were brand new," she writes about first trying them on. Besides the softness, the leather is responsibility sourced from Leather Working Group-certified tanneries. And the other materials in the shoe are either recycled or sourced sustainably. No wonder celebrities like Helen Mirren are fans.

Keds Triple Up Platform Sneaker

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For anyone that wants to look taller, we suggest trying out a platform sneaker. The 1.5 inch sole sneakily adds an inch or two while still cushioning your feet, so you can wear them all day. Compared to canvas Keds, these are made from leather, so they won't look so dirty after only a few wears. These definitely are not your grandma's Keds.

Reebok Club C 85 Sneakers

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Spotted on celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Ariana Grande, these Reebok sneakers look classic on just about anyone. The leather upper is easy to clean and durable, just as is the high abrasion outsole. For added comfort, the sockliner is padded with foam to cushion your feet and absorb impact.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Sneaker

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Another platform pick, this Converse can be styled in so many ways, even on the campaign trail, like Kamala Harris. Despite the thick sole, these sneakers still feel lightweight and look sleek, not clunky as one might expect from a platform sole. The brand does note the style tends to run large, so go down one half size to be safe.

Nike Air Force 1 Sneaker

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How could we write a roundup of the best white sneakers and not include Air Force 1s? Beloved by celebs like Hailey Bieber, this unisex shoe melds pop culture references with pure function. The vintage silhouette is slightly more chunky than others without looking too bulky. The leather design molds to your feet and resists stains. Plus, there's perforation on the toe to keep your feet as cool as you look.

Vagabond Zoe Platform Sneaker

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"I've owned a couple boots from Vagabond and the quality has always impressed me," says assistant commerce editor Emily Cieslak. "The leather looks luxe, lasts forever, and somehow feels comfortable on my feet even after hours of trudging across the city." This sneaker offers that same durable leather and comfy footbed, converting celebrities like Jessica Alba into religious wearers. The ankle is padded for extra support, and there's a removable insole. Gold brackets add just the right touch of glam.

Vans Slip Ons

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On those mornings when you can't be bothered to tie your laces, slip on a classic pair of Vans. As Ashley Olson recently demonstrated, they're the ideal coffee run shoe — as comfy as a slipper but as elevated as the rest of these white sneakers. And the brand's signature grip sole will keep you secured on whatever your mode of transportation, whether it be a scooter or a skateboard.

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