A love letter to Valentine’s shoes
Whether Cupid’s Arrow has hit you or not, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to reflect and honour the people or the things we love. With that in mind, we thought we would celebrate love by looking at our favourite Valentine-themed shoes of the past and present from Nike, adidas, Salomon, and more. You’re about to fall in love.
Nike Air Force 1 'Pink Bag'
Let’s start with Nike’s 2021 Air Force 1 ‘Pink Bag’, not technically a Valentine’s exclusive, but more an ode to New York City. Pretty in pink, this model is inspired by the city’s bodegas and their familiar plastic bags. The rose illustration on the midsole secured this one in our hearts.
Nike Air Force 1 'Adobe'
This year’s Valentine’s Day Air Force 1 treat comes with blushes of ‘Adobe’, ‘Team Red’ and ‘Dragon Red’. Nike keeps it simple with crisp white leather uppers but adds a twist of soft suede on the Swoosh and heel tab, which signs it off sweetly.
ASICS Tiger 'Valentine's Day Pack'
Remember this one from 2016? ASICS launched its ‘Valentine’s Day’ Pack, a concept centred around Cupid and the Heart. This Gel Lyte III came in all red with arrow graphics decorating the silky nylon split tongue and inner linings. Amor.
adidas Originals x Cali DeWitt Campus 80s
adidas Originals joins up with American artist and designer, Cali DeWitt, to offer a new perspective on the Campus 80s. Suede uppers have been DIY dipped in what looks like Valentine’s candy, and co-branding celebrates this perfect pairing.
Nike Dunk Low 'Fierce Pink'
Next on our list is this women’s exclusive Dunk Low from Nike. It makes a statement, declaring itself in hot pink shades of ‘Fierce Pink’ and ‘Fireberry’, while the black base of this design offers an edge to a look that only fools won’t fall in love with.
Dr. Martens Ramsey Monk Creeper
Not feeling trainers? Not to worry, the Ramsey Monk Creeper from Dr. Martens might just be your match made in heaven. This pink pair are born to stand out from the crowd, arriving in hairy suede with fringing detail and a side buckle closure, they sit atop the brand’s signature Goodyear sole unit - to stamp out any doubts.
Salomon ACS+ OG 'Beige Pink'
Offering a love letter of its own, Salomon’s ACS+ OG pays homage to the treasured ‘Archive Gold’ - the trail shoe of all trail shoes. This rendition has a pink mesh upper with rosy red detailing, all supported by a plush cushioned midsole.
Nike Dunk Low 'Valentine's Day'
Nike’s Dunk Low ‘Valentine’s Day’ from 2022 completely hits the V-Day brief outfitted in ‘Prime Pink’ with a mixed textured upper, and a frill border added around the Swoosh. This one was love at first sight for us.
Crocs Mega Crush Clog
It’s in the name with this one, the Mega Crush Clog from Crocs arrives dressed up like a pink candy heart. The label may create a Marmite effect with some of you, however, it’s undeniable that with its Croslite footbed, you’ll feel like you’re walking on sunshine.
adidas Originals Handball Spezial
Just when you think you couldn’t love it more, adidas Originals delivers its Handball Spezial in a red and pink colourway. Whether you’re looking for a gift for that spezial someone, or treating yourself - this silhouette will do nicely in our opinion.
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