The Immaculate Collection: Classic White Sneakers

Classic and unassuming, these pared-down white sneakers are versatile enough to be your default footwear through Labor Day.

Classic and unassuming, these pared-down white sneakers are versatile enough to be your default footwear through Labor Day.

From Top: PF Flyers ($80), pfflyers.com. Adidas ($60), adidas.com/originals. Converse ($65), converse.com. Junya Watanabe ($375), 212-604-9200. Common Projects ($455), commonprojects.com. Creative Recreation ($295), cr8tiverecreation.com.

Go Bareback

The beauty of these shoes is that you can (and should) wear them without socks. That said, when bare feet meet leather in the height of summer, bad things can happen. Protect against odor and discoloration with sock liners. Gallo (gallospa.it), Muji (muji.com), and Banana Republic (bananarepublic.com) make some of the best.

Show Some Skin

When wearing pants like chinos, follow Thom Browne's example and show a little skin, especially if your legs are tanned. With jeans, try not to reveal anything more than the bottom of your ankle bone.

Dress It Up

There's a long-running debate over whether it's appropriate to wear sneakers with a suit. In the case of these basic kicks the answer is yes, they go with pretty much everything (except white suits). Just be sure to keep the shoes simple and clean.

The Art of the Lace

Learn a new knot or two at fieggen.com/shoelace, a site that features more than 30 different lacing methods. We recommend the basic over under or the straight bar.

Photograph by Greg Broom

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