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We Shoo Shoo Shoes You: Sneaker Freaker Crew Goes Valentines Shopping

Date: February 14 2018

By: Olivia Finlayson

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They say that opposites attract. We hope for your sake that it’s not true. If bae’s interests sat at the other end of the spectrum, we daresay he/she wouldn’t understand your sneaker compulsion. So let’s hope and pray, for your sake, that all boo wants for Valentine’s Day is a fresh pair of shoes. Here’s how ‘romantic’ gifts are going down with the Sneaker Freaker crew.

Nike Air Max 97 Ultra 17 Noble Red Port Wine Summit White Cat

Liv

VALENTINE: Adam, the long-suffering fiancé

WHAT: Nike Air Max 97 Ultra 'Port Wine'

WHY: Because bae is awesome and he deserves endless presents, but also because I bought myself the CDG x Nike 180s and I feel like this will help deflect his focus from my incessant treat yo'self-ing.

WHEN: Available now at Consortium 

Sq Adidas Originals Parley Nmd City Sock 02

Matt

VALENTINE: Georgie, the vegetarian

WHAT: Parley for the Oceans x adidas NMD City Sock

WHY: In the immortal words of Pulp Fiction’s Jules: ‘My girlfriend’s a vegetarian, which pretty much makes me a vegetarian.’ So in the spirit of planet friendliness, I’d go Parley for the Ocean’s NMD City Sock, built with plastic salvaged from the ocean. 

WHEN: March 10 from adidas

2 Nike Blazer V Day

Lucy

VALENTINE: Me, the deserving

WHAT: Nike Blazer Low 'Valentine’s Day'

WHY: It’s clean, cool, and price-wise it falls within the single-income realm of possibilities (and from a distance people might think they’re Common Projects and that I’ve got it all figured out).

WHEN: Available now at Titolo

Zoom Fly Sp Valentines

Dan

VALENTINE: Janelle, lactic acid addict

WHAT: Nike Zoom Fly SP 'Tokyo'

WHY: When it boils down to it, I play second fiddle to running. And while Janelle's not short on running shoes, I couldn't go past a cheesy V Day colour combo. She run laps around me in general, now she can just do it faster. 

WHEN: Available now at Nike

Puma Suede Hello Kitty

Vinny

VALENTINE: Nai Zi, equal parts Hello Kitty and sneaker connoisseur 

WHAT: PUMA Suede ‘Hello Kitty’

WHY: My missus is a sucker for all things ‘kawaii’, especially anything from the Sanrio company. It’s a gift and a curse; it makes lazy gift purchasing a breeze, but then I have to be surrounded by Hello Kitty crap at home. As always, I left the gift purchasing quite late and was panicking up until about five minutes ago when these Hello Kittied their way onto my radar.

WHEN: Available now from JD Sports

Sq Comme Des Garcons Nike Air Max 180 1

Alex

VALENTINE: Oli, snappy dresser

WHAT: Comme des Garcons x Nike Air Max 180 

WHY: These might stop him (for five minutes) from scheming how to get hold of last year’s Off-White VaporMax. Move on, boo – Virgil ain’t your Valentine.

WHEN: Available now, but scarce

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