Valentine’s Day can be a real buzzkill for us sneakerheads, but fear not! Nike and I are here to assure you that your one true sneaker soulmate is out there. All you have to do is trust in the mystical power of the red string of fate to guide you to sneaker love.
For those who aren’t familiar with this concept, the red string of fate is deeply rooted in East Asian culture. It believes that a divine thread connects each person’s pinky finger to their destined love. And guess what? Nike is just as captivated by this enchanting myth as we are. They’re paying homage to it with the Dunk Low “Valentine’s Day” release.
Now, don’t be fooled by the simple design of this shoe. At first glance, it may look understated with its neutral colors, but the real charm lies in the insoles. They feature a beautiful depiction of two hands connected by the elusive red thread, a visual representation of the red string of fate. And to make sure this symbol doesn’t go unnoticed, the thread elegantly wraps around the Swoosh of the tongue label.
What’s even better? We’ve got an exclusive sneak peek of the mesmerizing Nike SB Dunk Low “Valentine’s Day” right here. Though an official release date is yet to be announced, we’re willing to bet that these beauties will hit the stores just in time for February 14th. So, keep your eyes wide open and your heart ready to grab a pair.
In equally thrilling news, the A Ma Maniere Jordan Air Ship is making its triumphant return this October. Make sure to mark your calendars, my fellow sneaker enthusiasts, because these babies are not to be missed.
Photos courtesy of the immensely talented @thesolesorcerer on Instagram.