Ahh! Valentine’s Day is one of best holidays which gives brands an interesting opportunity to do things they’ve never done before with their footwear. We’ve seen several brands such as New Balance and Vans introduce Valentine’s Day sneaker over the years, but the Swoosh was the first to do it with a variety of memorable Air Force 1, Dunk Low and Air Max styles in red-based colorways and heart shaped logos. With plenty of Valentines inspired kicks out there, it was tougher than initially expected to rank.
Check out Sole Collector’s Valentine’s Day sneaker in the list below. Released this year, this Iverson classic by Reebok celebrates the Valentine’s Day is the best holiday with a full red build, and hits of pink and white throughout. Reebok’s Valentine’s Day theme is finished off with a glittery metallic toe cap and a translucent pink outsole below. For the first time, 2016 saw Nike Skateboarding release a Valentine’s Day-inspired shoe. Nike Skateboarding executed their debut V-Day shoe with a classic white/red SB Dunk Low that’s reminiscent of an original Dunk colorway.
Premium leather and suede launch the classic White/Red color combo by Nike SB. The Jordan Brand has also released several Valentine’s Day sneakers over the years, but none has been better than last year’s Air Jordan 5 Retro for the women. The Jordan Brand kept the love-filled holiday last year with a silver and red finish taking over the AJ V, along with pink laces and heart-shaped logos stitched into the heel of each shoe. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’ve decided to round up our holiday-appropriate sneakers.
While we did call out tonal red sneakers shoes in our recap of the Worst Fashion Trends of 2016, we’re willing to make an exception for just one day of the year. Whether you’re flying solo or looking for the perfect gift, these are the best kicks to stay in theme with. From the complex of nods to the kitschiest of the kitsch, there must be a sneaker here for every taste. Before the Dunk above Low, Nike released this Air Force 1 Low back in 2004. Celebrating the Valentine’s Day holiday in grand fashion, Nike went with a full white patent leather build on these and topped them with their classic heart logos on both the tongue and heel once again.
A Dunk Low was also launched by Nike as part of their Valentine’s Day sneaker collection. Nike went with a look opposite of the AF1 for the Dunk Low, hitting them with a red-dominated color scheme in patent leather. Heart shaped logos were once again utilized by the Swoosh, placing them on the tongue and forefoot of each shoe. Easily one of a unique Valentine’s Day shoes done up by Nike is this rare Air Max 95 for the ladies. Released in 2004, the Valentine’s Day Air Max 95 features a full suede build in red, white accents, and classic Air Max-branded shaped like a heart on the tongue of each shoe.