Straatosphere Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Guides February 7, 2017

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2017: Good Gifts for Bae

Treat your bae this Valentine’s day with these red hot drops worthy of anyone’s love.

1.Hello Kitty & My Melody x A Bathing Ape

Photo: Bape
Photo: Bape

Bape gears up for Valentine’s Day with its upcoming collaboration with Sanrio. Featuring characters like Baby Milo, Hello Kitty, and My Melody emblazoned on black or white t-shirts. We think the collection makes for an adorable gift for bae, or both of you – if you’re into that couple-wear stuff.

The Hello Kitty & My Melody x A Bathing Ape collection will drop February 11th (US). The Hello Kitty versions will be exclusive to Bapexclusive stores while the My Melody versions will be available at Bape’s webstore and at ZOZOTOWN.

2. Air Jordan 1 High “Valentine’s Day”

Valentine's Day for the bae
Photo: Sneaker News

Spread sneaker love to your girl this Valentine’s Day with the black and pink accented Air Jordan 1 High. The “Valentine’s Day” edition also comes with Jordan Brand’s heart-shaped basketball logo detail on the heels.

These sneakers will set you back US$120 (approx. S$169). Available from February 11th.

3. ASICS GEL-LYTE Komachi

Photo: Asics
Photo: Asics

The ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE KOMACHI is the first ASICS Tiger model designed exclusively for women. The KOMACHI series is a spin-off of the classic GEL-LYTE silhouette with cleaner and sleeker lines. The powder pink, featuring floral jacquard mesh upper made of synthetic fiber and synthetic leather, is pretty as a picture.

The ASICS GEL-LYTE KOMACHI, available in Peach Beige and White, will cost S$129. According to a press release, the shoe will be available from this month at Star 360 and Solecase; no firm release dates have been revealed.

4. Gucci Logo Sweatshirt

Photo: City of Hype
Photo: City of Hype

Gucci vintage styles from the 80s are making a grand comeback, so there’s more where this sweatshirt came from. Word has it that the sweatshirt will be available in the next couple of weeks (source) – so tell bae this year’s V-Day gift will have to be belated. We’re sure she’ll understand.

5. Nike Valentine’s Day Collection

Photo: Kicks on Fire
Photo: Kicks on Fire

Wear your heart on your feet with the Nike Valentine’s Day collection. Choose from three different silhouettes: Nike Air Force 1 Low, the Nike Huarache, and the Nike Air Max 90. All three pairs will come in a similar black and white colorway featuring graphic hearts all over the black base. To add to the theme of love, the sneakers come with a red insole.

The Nike Valentine’s Day Collection is available at select retailers and is priced between US$80 – US$95 (approx. S$113 – S$134).

6. SW x Air Jordan

Photo: Sneaker Bar Detroit
Photo: Sneaker Bar Detroit

The SW x Air Jordan was created to commemorate Serena William’s record-breaking 23rd major win at the Australian Open. The shoes come in the NikeCourt Flare silhouette featuring the iconic “Wings” logo in Serena’s favorite colors: pink and black.

The pack is available in two colorways: red and pink. Both colorways of the women’s NikeCourt Flare Air Jordan 1 are available on SNKRS (US, Western Europe and Japan) while the Girls’ Air Jordan 1 Retro High SW is available on Nike.com (US only).

7. MADNESS x Vans

Photo: Sneaker Freaker
Photo: Sneaker Freaker

Though the upcoming MADNESS x Vans collection is not created or inspired by Valentine’s Day, these sneakers are a must-have for significant others who are movie buffs.

Madness, a notable Hong Kong streetwear brand, joining forces with Vans, recreating the Sk8-Hi and Sk8-Mid in two colorways: tonal grey and prussian blue. The sneakers also feature the words “all work and no play makes you mad”, referencing The Shining. 

The MADNESS x Vans collection debuts February 18th, The shoes, priced at S$129 each, will be available at Vans Ion Orchard and Limited Edt Vault.

8. New Balance 420

Photo: New Balance
Photo: New Balance

New Balance announced its latest 420 colorways for February 2017, which sees the MRL420 silhouette in black, white, and red. The pack features reflective rope laces, a colorful heel and tongue branding. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the minimalist sneaker lover. The New Balance 420 is now available online.

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