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Your Guide to Wearing Tennis Whites

Pass the strawberries and cream – Wimbledon has begun!

 

With Wimbledon in full swing (pardon the pun), it seems respectful to honour the oldest tennis tournament in the world with a Tennis Whites Edit showcasing the whitest and brightest of on and off-court footwear.

It is a strong tradition for the grass courts to only be accompanied by players wearing white; a protocol dating back to as far as the 1800s. Rumour has it that the sight of sweat through coloured clothing was noted as improper,  and from this point onward ‘tennis whites’ became an institution. A classy choice!

With such a serious game, comes such serious rules. For example:

  • Strips of colour can only be a centimetre wide.
  • White is white. No cream or off-white attire is acceptable.

Although at AllSole we aren’t that particular, we do have some bright white shoes you need to know about, for both the on-court player and spectator.

 

Men’s On-Court

Asics, Lacoste and Diesel make up or Men’s On-Court picks. Clean designs, rubber soles and easy fasteners – what more could a tennis player want? For anyone keen to take up tennis, see the full AllSole range.

Men’s Off-Court

Such a sophisticated game requires smart, on-theme shoes. For the men, a simple plimsoll could smarten up your look or perhaps a leather trainer. Ralph Lauren, Converse and Vans are our fave’s!

Women’s On-Court

On to the ladies. Ascis, ASH and Michael Kor’s are our choice for the on-court ensemble. For the Serena Williams wannbe’s we have pulled out the chunky rubber heel for that extra bounce, but of course still keeping it stylish.

Women’s Off-Court

Whether you’re watching at home or in the stand next to Post and Beck’s we have got you covered. Superga’s flatform trainers, Van’s Classic Slip On and the Converse High Top’s are ideal choices for a summer watch.

Shop the entire Wimbledon Whites Edit now at AllSole!


Olivia Seed

Olivia Seed

Editor

A minimalist fashion fan with high interests in the odd print or check. Constantly trying to make my home look like a catalogue; you can find me shopping for cute bedding, candles and other Instagrammable interior accessories.