The most versatile colored volleyball shoe is undoubtedly white.
White kicks are one of the cleanest, most professional looking options for all volleyball players and suit any uniform perfectly.
I’ve hand selected the 5 volleyball shoes that look best in white and ranked them in order from best to worst.
And when I say worst, I still mean really excellent. All of these shoes hold their own and I highly recommend each and every one of them.
So without further ado, let’s jump straight into it!
Best Overall Shoe
Asics Sky Elite FF Volleyball Shoes
In my opinion and in the opinion of many others, the Asics Sky Elite FF is the greatest volleyball shoe of all time for so many reasons. To me, this shoe is flawless!
Best Overall White Volleyball Shoes
I’ve written about this shoe in my Top Volleyball Shoes of 2023 article, but I’ll quickly summarize what you need to know.
The traction and responsiveness of this shoe are second to none.
The cushioning and impact protection of this shoe are absolutely fantastic.
The ankle and lateral support/containment are brilliant.
They give you a nice extra bit of pop when jumping in them and are extremely safe with great ankle lockdown.
These come in low tops as well as mid tops which, as you’ll notice, closely resemble basketball shoes – as all good volleyball shoes should!
They’re excellent for wide feet, come in men’s and women’s sizes, and most importantly come in white! There’s also a few other awesome colorways to think about.
The one potential downside of these shoes is that they have quite a thick midsole, which means they feel quite high up off the ground to wear.
Some liberos/setters/outside hitters may prefer a slightly lower to the ground feel but that’s just a preference thing.
- Every volleyball player. There’s a reason I voted these as the greatest volleyball shoes of all time!
Not Ideal For
- Liberos who prefer being lower to the ground. If anyone’s going to contest something about this shoe, it’ll almost certainly be liberos.
Mizuno Wave Momentum 2 Volleyball Shoes
This shoe is not only one of the best volleyball shoes on the market, but it comes in a variety of white and ‘mostly white’ colorways.
Mizuno Wave Momentum White Volleyball Shoes
The Mizuno Wave Momentum volleyball shoes are right up there with the Asics as being the best in the business.
One thing to note is that there’s 2 versions of this shoe: Wave Momentums and Wave Momentum 2s.
They’re very similar but have one major difference: the Momentum 2s are a lot springier and feel incredible to jump in, but have significantly worse cushioning and impact protection than the original Momentums.
Either volleyball shoe is great, but I personally recommend going for the original Momentums as they’ll protect your joints from the constant jumping more effectively.
If you’re a setter or libero, you likely need less shock absorption and can therefore happily select the Momentum 2s.
Be aware that there’s some slight variation in the colorways between the 2 shoes, but the white ones I’ve seen all look awesome.
- Players who prefer very lightweight shoes. These things feel like feathers on your feet!
Not Ideal For
- Depends which version you get… Just beware of the major difference between the 1s and 2s that I mentioned. Otherwise you can’t really go wrong with either of these shoes!
#3, Also Great
Nike React Hyperset Volleyball Shoes
The Hypersets are the most popular volleyball shoe of 2023 and possibly of all time. Certainly if you look in the professional leagues, all you’ll see are Hypersets!
Nike React Hyperset White Volleyball Shoes
The Nike Hypersets have taken the volleyball world by storm in recent years.
With gum rubber soles, the responsiveness and traction on these shoes is right next to the Asics Sky Elites.
The Hypersets actually have quite a low to the ground feel when wearing them, which makes them ideal for liberos, setters, and outside hitters.
Having said that, these kicks are worn happily by every single position on the floor.
The cushioning system is really solid, but nothing to write home about.
These are not the ideal shoe if you have wide feet, so either avoid them or order half a size bigger.
Oh and they’re so incredibly popular that they’re currently only available in women’s sizes!
They come in white with different colored Nike swooshes as well as black colorways.
- Women. As of right now, these are only available in women’s sizes!
Not Ideal For
- Anyone balling on a budget. This isn’t the most beginner friendly shoe with a pretty fat price tag.
- Those with wide feet. Some people with wider feet have reported a fair bit of discomfort wearing these shoes, so just be aware of that.
#4, Also Great
Nike Zoom HyperAce 2 Volleyball Shoe
The HyperAce sports a super clean, minimalist look which goes really nicely in the white colorway. Perfect mix of low key aesthetics as well as functionality.
Nike Zoom HyperAce 2 White Volleyball Shoes
The HyperAces are one of the best volleyball shoes to wear if you’re concerned about ankle support and comfort.
With a solid amount of padding around the ankle area, both on the outside and inside, the lateral stability this shoe provides is second to none.
It maintains a super lightweight upper which still allows for excellent forefoot flexion, making this an incredibly smooth and comfortable feeling shoe – all while offering unparalleled support.
If you’re anything like me and have dodgy ankles, the HyperAce is a great option.
In the white colorways you can choose between red, blue, and black swooshes, just like in the Hypersets.
- Anyone concerned with ankle support and stability. If you worry constantly about injuries, these will make you feel a lot more confident.
Not Ideal For
- Men. Unfortunately, just like the Hypersets, these are only currently available in women’s sizes.
#5, Also Great
Adidas Stabil Next Gen Volleyball Shoes
Since we’re talking about white volleyball shoes, I decided to mention the Adidas Stabil Next Gen court shoes because they’re quite possibly the sexiest looking white sneaker I’ve ever seen!
Adidas Stabil Next Gen White Volleyball Shoes
Technically, these are a ‘court shoe’ which were originally designed for handball and other general court sports, which makes them excellent for volleyball too.
They conform to your feet incredibly well and the one-piece tongue makes it feel like you’re wearing a sock!
This shoe is extremely responsive and lightweight and feels super low to the ground, making it perfect for liberos and setters.
The one small drawback of the Adidas Stabils is that the cushioning is fairly average, meaning they’re not the best shoe for hitters.
If you do a ton of jumping (i.e. middle/opposite/outside), these probably aren’t the best option for you as you may start to get sore joints over time.
However if you’re just playing just once a week, these might be perfect.
They feel amazing to jump in, but if you do it too much you’ll probably start to crave some more cushioning.
These are not great for wide feet but will probably be fine if you order 1/2 a size larger than normal.
I honestly considered buying these just to frame as a centerpiece on my wall they’re that beautiful!
The white unisex colorway looks particularly amazing on these!
- Liberos and setters not doing a ton of jumping. This is one of the best shoes for defenders.
Not Ideal For
- Volleyballers doing a high volume of jumping. Middles and opposites should be careful wearing these if they’re playing really often.
For me the unequivocal best white volleyball shoes have to be the Asics Sky Elite FFs and if for some reason I couldn’t get those, the Mizuno Wave Momentums would be my next choice.
Or if I was a lady, I’d strongly consider the Nike React Hypersets – there’s a good reason they’re the most popular shoe out right now!
If I was unfortunate enough to be a libero, I’d 100% go for the Adidas Stabil Next Gens as they’re not only the most effective shoe for the back court, but they also look brilliant.