Men’s White Shoes FAQs
Why do people like white shoes so much?
I can’t speak for everyone but I absolutely love white shoes. I rarely wear shoes that aren’t white anymore. I think my love for white shoes started in high school when I started wearing white cleats. At the time most people wore black cleats so I liked how the white made me stand out. Also, I always thought that white cleats made me look faster lol. I think people like white shoes because they have such a clean look and can be worn with almost any outfit and look great. It can be difficult to try to match shoes, belts, shirts, pants, etc. so by simply choosing white shoes it takes one element out of the equation.
Can I wear white shoes to formal occasions?
Yes, you definitely can wear white shoes to formal occasions given the right circumstances. If you’re going to a black tie event then it’s probably best to get a black tux and black dress shoes. However, if it’s more of a business casual event or summer wedding you can pull off a nice clean pair of white sneakers with a blazer. White Nike running shoes won’t cut it though.
When should you not wear white shoes?
If it’s raining or you know you are going to a place where you’d have to walk through grass, sand, or dirty streets you might want to leave your white shoes behind because they can get ruined easily. I always own at least two pairs of white shoes so that I can keep my newer pair for nicer occasions and nicer days and wear by beat-up pair when I’m going out or the weather isn’t great.
How do I clean white shoes?
Cleaning white shoes is something that you have to do frequently. I clean my white shoes almost every time I wear them. There are different ways to clean white shoes based on the fabric. White leather sneakers are the easiest to clean. All you have to do is get a microfiber rag, rinse it in some warm water, ring it out and then wipe the leather clean. Once the leather is clean take that same rag and scrub the soles. Make sure to have a clean towel to dry them immediately after to help preserve the quality of the leather. You can do this with canvas and suede shoes as well but it doesn’t work quite as well.
Can I wear socks with white shoes?
Yes, you can definitely wear socks with white shoes but you have to follow some guidelines. White running shoes should have white low-cut socks. White high tops should have white crew-cut socks. Low-top white sneakers should have no-show socks. You should always wear white socks with white shoes.