It’s time to gear up for the new school year with a refreshed wardrobe, which includes a fresh pair of kicks. This season one of the biggest sneaker trends that’s back is black and white. Spotted on celebrities like Zendaya, Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez, it’s a classic combo for a reason, since it pairs with whatever school uniform you’re wearing and looks great outside of the classroom too. Whether you go for the combo or opt for all white shoes or all black shoes, we’ve got you covered. Read on to get our back to school guide for the best black and white shoes to wear this year.
The Superstar shoe from Adidas is nothing short of iconic. Made with premium leather, the body is white with three black stripes down the sides, and features a classic rubber shell toe. It’s a streetwear essential that looks fresh and will instantly elevate your back to school look.
Love the classic Superstar style but looking for a twist on the original? Designed with all of the elements that make this white shoe a wardrobe staple, including the premium leather and rubber shell toe, this version is reimagined with iridescent details for a fun and flashy take.
Inspired by tennis legend Stan Smith, this timeless shoe style has a clean and crisp look, featuring its trademark green heel patch. Known for their iconic designs, these Adidas white shoes are also sustainably made from Primegreen, which uses a minimum of 40% recycled content.
If you’re looking for a Nike white shoe that transcends time, this is it. A popular silhouette since it made its debut in ‘82, the durability, feel and air are what makes this pair of sneakers so loved. Composed of both real and synthetic leather, making it easy to clean, while the rubber sole provides traction, it’s an instant wardrobe upgrade.
A street style favourite for its combination of style and comfort, this classic white shoe will go with any back-to-school outfit. A low-profile, hoops-style sneaker, it features a retro swoosh design, super-soft low-cut collar and a crisp leather upper, making it both comfortable and sleek.
This Vans black shoe in a low profile silhouette is inspired by the Vans classic skate sneaker. You don’t need to be a skater to appreciate the features like the sturdy canvas uppers and padded collars. With a convenient velcro closure and signature rubber waffle outsole, you’ll be styling for school.
Introduced to the world in 1977, first as Vans #98, it’s now known as the Classic Slip-On and has been a favourite ever since. Done in a fun, yet timeless checkerboard pattern Vans is known for, it’s also comfortable too thanks to the easy wearability. It’s an everyday essential that will bring you back to school in serious style.
The Old Skool Vans style first debuted in 1977 with a new addition of a jazz stripe along the side created by its founder, Paul Van Doren. Every pair of Old Skool sneakers have this trademark design, including this black pair with a pretty sunflower print. If you’re looking for a twist on the all black shoe, this is a fun find to add to your collection.
The ultimate black and white shoe with a little edge, this skater shoe has all of the classic features of the Old Skool Vans, like the sidestripe, low-top lace up and reinforced toe caps. With padded collars for support and flexibility, plus the signature waffle outsoles, you’ll be on-trend and comfortable as you go back to the books.