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“In the never-ending race to create the world’s most impractical fashion trend, a new entrant is hitting the streets: the all-white designer sneaker. Pristine white sneakers are showing up on the feet of the fashion elite, from Saint Laurent’s $545 Yeah Baby court classic to Tom Ford’s white python tennis shoe at $2,490….
Unsullied sneakers are important to shoe aficionados, who have developed their own lingua franca. Clean sneaks are ‘crisp’ or ‘fresh.’ An irretrievably scuffed sneaker is a ‘beater’ and can generally be worn only for very casual use. Except when it can’t. ‘For me, there’s two different types of white sneakers,’ says celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson. For fashion-focused ones like the spotless pair of Allbirds she wore this week, she says, ‘Once they’re gone, they’re gone.’…
Luxury brands often add a little detail to their white shoes, such as the Italian-made $400 Common Projects Achilles, adorned with gold-embossed numbers at the outside heel. The tiny digits depict the style number, European size and color, and serve as a semi-secret logo. To the initiated, they are as valued as the Nike swoosh.
Gucci’s Ace is out this summer in white leather with the brand’s red and green stripes on the sides. Versions for fashionistas offer embroidered hearts or flowers, at prices ranging from $600 to $900. Fendi used studs in its version to create the visage of its designer Karl Lagerfeld in sunglasses. The shoe, called the Karlito, costs $1,000….
For retailers, the obsession for white is a boon, as many people adopt Capac Roberts’ approach. The 38-year-old graphic designer from Los Angeles wore crisp white Vans sneakers in New York’s Meatpacking district on Wednesday. Asked how he keeps the $40 shoes clean, he said, “I buy a new pair.”