These White Sneakers Are Spring’s Blank Canvas

Bring on the marks, scuffs, and stains.

There’s an argument against white shoes: without resorting to extreme measures, your bright sneakers won’t remain pristine. The thing is, we think that’s a great reason to invest in the paler shades of shoe—why not show the world you’ve had a great time running around? Common Projects’ Achilles low is the perfect candidate for some stylish wear and tear. For one, they’re incredibly sturdy, with an all-leather body, bonded rubber sole and double-laces; for two, they’re pure white, so every surface, rivet and string will equally bear the signs its use. At $398, these albino kicks aren’t cheap, but their quality means your increasingly colorful relationship will last season after season. [$398;]

Photos by Common Projects