12 most coveted sneakers for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day means more than roses and chocolates – for sneakerheads, the day of love comes with coveted limited edition drops. From heart-covered adidas Superstars to velor Nike Dunks, read on to find out some of our favorite Valentine’s Day sneakers released over the years, and how much you can expect to spend on a pair.

While you’re at it, here are five unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas to impress any sneakerhead.

Nike Air Max 90 “Valentine’s Day”

Resale price: From $140.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

Released in 2020, this Air Max 90 sports a classic V-Day Pink, Red, and White color scheme. Inspired by love letters, “Me + AM90 = True Love” reads on a hidden embroidered tongue tag.

Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 992 “No emotion is an emotion”

Resale price: Starting at US$2,399.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

Released in 2020, Joe Freshgoods and New Balance have joined forces on a 992 inspired by a human heart. The model combines fuchsia, salmon and crimson tones in suede and mesh textiles.

StrangeLove Skateboards x Nike SB Dunk Low

Resale price: From $920.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

Arguably one of the best Valentine’s Day sneakers ever, this Nike Dunk starts with a crushed velor upper in the traditional pink, red and white palette. StrangeLove’s heart-shaped skull logo adds a finishing touch to the heel.

Jordan 8 Retro “Valentine’s Day”

Resale price: From $300.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

This Valentine’s Day Air Jordan comes dressed in an all-Red suede upper. Other design details include a rose print insole and a heart-shaped chenille patch on the tongue.

Nike Air Force 1 Low “Valentine’s Day”

Resale price: From $200.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

The classic Air Force 1 gets a Valentine’s Day makeover. This 2021 release combines white and off-white leather on the upper, with a jewel-inspired heart emblem positioned on the lateral heel.

New Balance 57/40 “Pink Glo”

Resale price: From $97.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

Bright pink and bold red collide on this New Balance model, with hits of black on the heel, lining and outsole.

Nike Air Force 1 “Love Letter”

Resale price: From $195.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

Boasting a ‘Tulip Pink’, ‘University Red’ and White colourway, this Valentine’s Day AF1 features heart-shaped perforations on the toe box and midfoot panels. The shoe lives up to its name with a hidden “True Love Since ’82” message on a hidden tongue.

Air Jordan 1 “Valentine’s Day”

Resale price: From $530.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

This 2017 Air Jordan 1 combines Black and White with “Hyper Pink” overlays on the heel and collar. A White midsole and Black outsole completes the look.

adidas Superstar Valentine’s Day

Price: From $89.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

In honor of Valentine’s Day and the Superstar’s 50th birthday, adidas covered the model in a confetti of hearts and clovers. The medial side remains bare, providing contrast with the colorful graphics.

Nike Dunk SB Low “Valentine’s Day”

Resale price: From $750.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

Released in 2014, this Dunk kicks off with a white leather base. Red animal print overlays nod to the shoe theme, and a bright red hue covers the lining and laces.

Jordan 5 “Valentine’s Day”

Price: From $460.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

In 2013, Jordan Brand released this striking AJ5 sporting a red upper with laces, midsole and soft pink mesh. Jordan’s “Love of the Game” logo adorns the heel as a final nod to the theme.

Verdy x Nike SB Dunk Low “Girls Don’t Cry”

Resale price: From US$1,825.
Or buy: Select online retailers like StockX and GOAT.

Verdy and Nike SB team up for a red-on-red Dunk Low. The pair features a heart-shaped hang tag and heart-shaped perforations on the medial panels. “Girls Don’t Cry” text lands on the heel, and “Nike” branding on the back of the shoe is reinterpreted in Verdy’s signature font.

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