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Valentine's Day is all about upping the blood flow to the heart and releasing a truckload of serotonin, right? It turns out that the rush of love is almost exactly the same feeling as copping a new pair of sneakers. Whether's it's specific releases or footwear that still fits the romantic agenda this Valentine's Day, we've got a heady selection lined up for you below.
Something about the pastel pinks, reds, and purples, as well as the possibilities in the form of plush materials, make Valentine's Day sneakers a treasure trove of unexpected romantic gifts and worthy new additions to your spotless rotation.
From Nike and adidas to Salomon and New Balance, all of the big names have got in on the Valentine's Day sneakers action, so take your pick and make love happen.
Shop the best Valentine's Day Sneakers below.
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.
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.
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 to the inside of the shoe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 which lasts well past its intended date.
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.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Valentines Day 2021
An off-white sole unit and Swoosh counteract a clean white leather upper in this pared-back 2021 Valentine’s Day exclusive Air Force One from Nike. A marbled heart to the heel section introduces a rich red hue to the mix which continues at the heel tab and tongue label.
Strangelove x Nike SB Dunk Low
SB Dunk Low
Strangelove x Nike
Strangelove Skateboards teamed up with Nike to drop this extremely cute Dunk Low just last year and it features everything we want in a Valentine's Day sneaker. From plush pink velvet uppers to a skeletal heart symbol to the heel, the Strangelove x Nike SB Dunk Low gets full romantic marks from us.
Nike Dunk Low Orange Pearl
So it turns out that the Nike Dunk Low is the silhouette most suited to Valentine's Day updates. This pastel iteration dropped last month and is definitely near the front of the queue for Valentine's Day gifting thanks to its baby pink overlays and general wearability.
Nike Air Max 90 Valentines Day 2021
The go-to pink, white, and red of any self-respecting Valentine's Day sneaker is on full show for this 2021 Air Max 90, but the thing that really caught our eye is the coarse pink suede used on the upper — textural perfection.
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