Sometimes, less is more. And that can certainly be the case when it comes to style, especially sneakers. With summer arriving, there’s no better time to level up your seasonal style refresh than by scoring a good deal on a minimalist sneaker. Shoes are often the first thing that people notice, and a summer sneaker should be light on your feet and understated. At the time we put this list together, these minimalist sneakers were all available under retail on StockX.
Common Projects Original Achilles White
The Common Projects Original Achilles in white has achieved cult status, thanks to its impeccable construction and sleek minimalist design. This white version will look good with any outfit, and can be dressed up, down, and everything in between, ensuring that you’ll look dapper at any occasion, no matter how dressy or casual the event. Just call it the perfect sneaker for minimalists.
Common Projects Original Achilles High Black
Similar to the Original Achilles white, the Common Projects Original Achilles High black is another sleek minimalist sneaker, with a bold touch. Crafted in Italy from high-shine black leather, this sneaker features the brand’s signature gold stamped serial numbers, along with leather lining and rubber soles. Though low-key, the monochromatic black of the shoe makes for an eye-catching look, a stellar option for a night out.
Common Projects Achilles Low Warm Grey
Much like the previous two Common Projects sneakers, the Achilles Low Warm Grey is instantly recognizable to both in-the-know sneakerheads and fans of simple, understated leather sneakers alike. The monochromatic Warm Grey colorway is the perfect shade for cool autumn weather. But that doesn’t mean you can only wear this pair on gloomy days. Pair these kicks with a black or white shirt, regardless of the season, and you’ve got sneakers you can rock year-round.
Jordan 1 Mid Triple White 2.0
The Air Jordan 1 Mid Triple White 2.0 boasts an ultra-clean white leather-look throughout, making it a standout amongst minimalist sneakers. It’s a clean, simple luxury sneaker, featuring the signature Jumpman logo and Jordan’s wings logo on the tongue and collar, respectively. A white sole rounds out the design.
adidas Stan Smith White Green (OG)
If you’re in the market for a minimalist sneaker with just a pop of color, the adidas Stan Smith is a solid choice. It’s appropriately named OG for a reason – it’s a classic style that still looks good after all these years. True to its original design, the Stan Smith’s silhouette has endured sneaker style for four decades. Featuring a crisp white upper, the shoe is constructed from a series of high-performance recycled materials called Primegreen. Stan Smith logos on the tongue and heel tab are complemented by three perforated stripes, rounding out this tried and true favorite.