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The Best Budget White Minimalist Sneakers for Men

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Mercanti Fiorentini

Mercanti Fiorentini

Fresh White Sneakers

A pair of fresh white sneaks are a staple in any mans wardrobe. Pair them with shorts and no shows (no tube socks, please.), chinos, or jeans for a cool, classy, casual look. My obsession with minimalist white sneakers began back in the 80's with my first pair of Adidas Superstars. Fat laces were a thing back then. In 91' I got a deal on a pair of Stan Smith's. I still have them. I once walked 18 miles in those bad boys. I've owned quite a few different pairs from then until now and I think my most recent minimalist sneaker find is worth sharing.

Childhood Memories

The 80's were wild when it came to sneaker choices, from Adidas, Classic Reebok, Nike, and cool Suede Puma's. Throw some fat shoelaces in them and you were set for a night at the skating rink or hanging out at the mall. These casual sneakers weren't made for running or crossfit. They were designed strictly for chillin'. Those were the good old days!

Adulthood and Fashion Statements

Fast forward to today. When your looking for a versatile pair of sneakers that says "hey I'm refined, a bit older but still enjoy chillin'." Reach for a pair of white leather minimalist sneakers. Fall has arrived, break out the jeans, t-shirt, and a zip up hoodie for a casual look that is acceptable just about anywhere. Need something a little spiffier? Pair those sneaks with some chinos and a v-neck sweater for simple but classy look. These minimalist white sneakers pair with so many things, a truly versatile sneaker.

Common Projects, Mercanti Fiorentini, Adidas

Common Projects, Mercanti Fiorentini, Adidas

Vintage Stan Smith's

Vintage Stan Smith's

Stan Smith Adidas $85

In 2011, sneaker heads thought they were never going to see these again. Adidas, in their infinite wisdom decided to stop producing these iconic sneakers. With much backlash from consumers, They we're brought back in 2014. The classic green trefoil design was back with a few other colors as well. I love these classics and will hate to see mine go.

Common Projects $480

Not really a budget sneaker but I had to throw these in here to show where the top of the bar is. The "Achilles", handmade with soft, supple leather in Italy is arguably the minimalist white sneaker that all white sneakers want to be. With it's gold numbering at the heel, these shoes will be noticed by the keen sneaker folks out there. If you have the dough, I recommend owning these iconic sneakers. Founded by Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami in 2004, Common Projects is a relative newcomer to the game.

Mercanti Fiorentini $50-$60

Catch these if you can, genuine leather, classic minimalist styling at an affordable price. Almost identical in look and feel to the more expensive Cole Haan Crosscourt II. A DSW house brand that hardly ever seems to be on the shelf. My personal favorites and I wear these at least a couple of days a week. Totally affordable and well crafted. Definitely a bargain IMHO.

Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt II $95

The theme here is that all these sneakers are made of genuine leather and the Cole Haan's continue the tradition. Under a $100 for well made leather sneakers is a deal. The reason I considered these sneakers budget, is that if you shop around, you can find these for $60 on sale at DSW or at the Cole Hann outlet. Cole Haan is an American company that has been in the shoe business since 1928. Founded in Chicago, Illinois, Cole Haan specializes in high quality shoes, sneakers, and clothing.

The Best Budget White Minimalist Sneaker

Hands down, for me the $50 Mercanti Fiorentini is the best budget white sneaker. From the classic styling to the solid construction. These shoes are hard to beat. Extremely comfortable out of the box, they only get better the more you wear them. Even though they are 100 percent leather, my feet never get too hot in them. The rubber sole is squishy enough to allow for hours of standing and walking without sore feet. If your looking for a sneaker that won't break the bank, then the DSW house brand Mercanti Fiorentini is the sneaker for you.

Thank You

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Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on October 21, 2021:

Good information. Well presented.

manjah zakaria from marrakech on October 21, 2021:

Excellent article, thanks for sharing this helpful information.

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