As far as romantic Valentine’s Day overtures go, gifting your significant other something considered and heartfelt is the best way to show that you understand their wants and needs. Still, it can be rough. Condensing your ineffable feelings into a tangible item is a feat – because, surely, any product is but a candle in the sun compared to your burning love… unless of course you’re dating a sneakerhead.
Granted, they may love you – but will they ever feel the same way for you as they do for the pebbled leather on their ‘Cement’ 3s, or the unadulterated white Boost midsole on their NMDs? Who can say. Being a sneakerhead is an affliction that makes rectangular boxes immeasurably more alluring than heart-shaped ones. Since it’s an affliction we too are burdened with, we’ve compiled this cheat sheet to buying better Valentine’s gifts for sneakerheads. You might not find the gift you bought your sneaker-loving Valentine in here, but you will find the one they wanted.