I searched long and hard for a clean/modern looking pair of white dress sneakers. Most sneakers that I saw were solid white and a bit dull looking. I came close to buying a pair from Cole Haan. I own a pair of Taft dress boots, so one day I looked at their sneakers on the website. As soon as I saw this pair, the search was over! I just automatically knew these were the sneakers for me. They're dressy white, but at the same time have an interesting color pattern woven into the fabric, which really makes sneakers POP and stand out. They're super comfortable! As with all Taft footwear, the construction of the shoe is top notch. You can sense the high level of quality and craftsmanship when you examine the shoe up close. The shoes came in a beautiful Taft shoe box, with black cloth storage bags for each shoe. I bought a pair of cedar shoe trees to preserve these sneakers for as long as possible. I will be holding onto these sneakers for years to come.