Style

Here are the best Valentine’s Day sneakers you can buy this year

Securing a pair of shoes in today’s ultra-competitive market is one of the biggest labors of love. So go ahead, bare your whole heart and sole.

Shutterstock

Money can’t buy you love, but it can get you a fresh pair of kicks — which is almost the same thing. February 14 is just around the corner, so here are the 10 best sneakers for that special someone, yourself included.

Kashin Sergey Alekseevich/Moment/Getty Images

Nike Air Max 90

“Love Letter” $146

If your honey’s love language is words of affirmation but you’re not very articulate, these are for you. The tongue tags reveal a secret message, a detail worth a thousand words.

Nike

Do you love these? Circle yes or no.

Nike

Nike Air Force 1

“Valentine’s Day” (Unreleased)

The “Love Nike” bead dubraes? Raised Swooshes? Pink outsole? What’s not to love? These may just take your relationship with sneakers to the next level.

Nike

Love you too, Nike!

Nike

Air Jordan 8 Retro WMNS

“Valentine’s Day” $299

The color red represents passion and power, two traits that’ll follow if these Jordans make it in the Valentine’s Day gift exchange. The lace system tabs even answer romance’s eternal question.

Jordan Brand

Loves me...Loves me not...

Jordan Brand

Puma Future Rider

“Galentine’s Day” $70

You don’t need me to tell you that platonic love is just as important on V-Day. Slip into something comfy (these shoes), grab your girls, and celebrate with your Galentines.

Puma

Fries over guys and shoes over boos.

Puma

Air Jordan 1 Mid

“Valentine’s Day” (Unreleased)

These technically haven’t been released yet, but there’s still a chance they could drop before you trade gifts with your partner. The roses on the heels symbolize Valentine’s sweetest flower — but what’s better than that new shoe smell?

Jordan Brand

A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.

Jordan Brand

Reebok Question Mid

“Heart Over Hype” $102

You can wear your heart on your sleeve or on your feet. Either way, these shoes make a statement for those whose first love is sneakers.

Reebok

Roses are red, and so are these shoes.

Reebok

Nike Air Force 1 Fontanka

“Pink Foam” $131

Nike’s supply of pink sneakers never runs dry. Not only do these give the comfort and timelessness of the AF1, they’ll also match the roses you might be giving this year.

Nike

Enough to have your mate tickled pink.

Nike

Converse Run Star Hike

“Valentine’s Day” $131

Part of the bigger “Made with Love” pack, these are a fresh spin on classic Chucks. The oversized sole adds some inches, taking your V-Day outfit to new heights, literally.

Converse

With love stitched into every seam.

Converse

Puma Suede Heart Reset

“Prism Pink” $125

These are like pink Starbursts and cotton candy rolled up into a sneaker silhouette. If these are a gift and you want to be really creative, wrap the shoebox in a ribbon that matches the laces.

Puma

Gorgeous gorgeous girls love pink sneakers.

Puma

Reebok Club C 85

“Valentine’s Day” $154

The “C” in Club C stands for Cupid. Not only are these just plain classic, they’re also all dressed up for February 14th’s date night with burgundy soles, tongue hearts, and fuzzy heels.

Reebok

A pair that’ll make you feel all fuzzy inside — and out.

Reebok

Joe Freshgoods x Don’t Be Mad x New Balance 992

“Anatomy of a Heart” $1,998

These may be a bit hard on your wallet, but hey, love is hard. Make it worth it with a sneaker investment as beautiful and complex as your love life.

New Balance

Nothing says true romance like a $2,000 pair of New Balances.

New Balance