We Shoo Shoo Shoes You: Sneaker Freaker Crew Goes Valentines Shopping
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.
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
VALENTINE: Georgie, the vegetarian
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
VALENTINE: Janelle, lactic acid addict
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
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
VALENTINE: Oli, snappy dresser
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