Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you’re at a loss for what to do or give your loved one, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. The Highsnobiety Gift Guide has rounded up the top products from across the internet, guaranteeing that no one will be disappointed when they open their presents.
We all know that February 14th is the day to increase your heart rate and let off a slew of feel-good endorphins since that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about, right It turns out that falling in love is a lot like getting your hands on a brand new pair of kicks. Whether you’re looking for new releases or shoes that can be worn on Valentine’s Day but still have a romantic vibe, we’ve got a great assortment for you below.
Valentine’s Day Dunks
The plethora of options in soft materials and sweet hues make Valentine’s Day sneakers a goldmine for off-the-wall romantic presents and deserving additions to your pristine rotation. All the major brands, from Nike and Adidas to Salomon and New Balance, have released Valentine’s Day-themed footwear, so select your favorite and go make some love.
1. Salomon x 11 By Boris Bidjan Saberi Bamba 5 Low Sneakers
Salomon’s relationship with Boris Bidjan Saberi is quietly growing stronger by the season. While the collaborative products usually end up being the total opposite of what you’d look for in Valentine’s Day sneakers — moody and dystopian — this pair features a baby pink finish which offers a cute contrast to the technical build.
2. Nike Air Force 1 Mid-Valentine’s Day
Nike is a hotspot for Valentine’s Day sneakers. Not only does the brand release a capsule of dedicated kicks for the holiday every season, but the By You design platform is the ideal place to build a pair of personalized sneakers for that special someone.
3. Nike Air Force 1 Low ’07 QS Valentine’s Day Love Letter
If you’re not in the mood for designing your own, but you are in the mood for love, then skip the middleman and cop this 2021 Valentine’s Day Air Force 1 ’07 Low. The Quickstrike release features subtle detailing like the “True Love Since ‘82” embroidery on the inside of the shoe.
4. Norda 001 W LTD Edition
Not a dedicated drop, but something about the contrast between this trail-running silhouette and the soft lilac uppers has got us feeling weak at the knees. Valentine’s Day is about getting creative to show your love, so if they’re into performance runners, then this is a great shout.
5. Nike Dunk Low Valentine’s Day
The 2022 Valentine’s Day Dunk Low was a very frilly affair, embodying the over-the-top decoration we love to see in Valentine’s Day sneakers. The all-red uppers are topped off by a pink organza frill border to the Swoosh.
6. New Balance M990AD2
Red is the color of passion, and this pair of 990s resplendent in the romantic hue shows us why. Textured suede only adds to our burning desire for this pair.
7. Adidas Ultra Boost 5.0 DNA Valentine’s Day
Last year, the Three Stripes got in their feelings about the iconic Ultraboost 5.0. Dressing the silhouette in a grid of bright red hearts, the fan-favorite runner becomes an affectionate gift.
8. KENZO Boke Flower High-Top Sneaker
Since NIGO’s takeover of KENZO, we’ve seen the Boke flower become a central component of the new aesthetic. For all those who forget to buy real flowers this year, this pair comes in handy as a wearable replacement.
9. New Balance 57/40 Valentine’s Day
The New Balance 57/40 is a relatively new silhouette for the brand, which means there’s massive scope to dress it in wild color palettes. This peachy pink affair is a serious head-turner.
10. Nike Jordan 8 Retro Valentine’s Day
Let’s run it back to 2018 when Nike dropped one of the most underrated Valentine’s Day sneakers ever in our opinion. The Nike Jordan 8 Valentine’s Day features a full, unmissable red finish which continues to impress well after the big day.
11. Reebok Club C 85 Valentine’s Day
We’ve made no secret about the fact that we love a massive gesture when it comes to Valentine’s Day kicks, but this subtle pair of Club Cs does the job too. The simple palette combines with understated touches like a heart next to the Reebok logo for a holiday-specific sneaker that lasts well past its intended date.
12. Nike Dunk SB Low Valentines Day
Dropping in 2014, the Nike Dunk SB Low Valentine’s Day features a classic white and red color combination. The pair is given a visual pop with a marbled texture to the red trims and a white cracked leather base.