Capsule collections and models inspired by Valentine’s Day

[On the cover: HOGAN H630 basket sneakers,

M’s collection SS23]

Every day of the year now has its own anniversary, from important ones – such as Earth Day – to the most bizarre ones – like Flip Flop Day, which celebrates wearing the well-known shoe. Of them all, however, a celebration that fuels business and turnover on several fronts every year is Valentine’s Day, which also stimulates the creativity of companies. As for footwear, there are dedicated capsule collections or simply brands that love hearts all year round, whose models are ideally linked to this anniversary. Here are some tips, not just in red.

Hogan presents a special edition of the brand new H630 genderless sneakers. Inspired by the world of basketball, they have a clean line, a characteristic red sole, and a white leather upper with three small hearts for her and a heart-shaped thread for him.

Golden Goose again this year offers products and co-creation activities in store through a selection of accessories and customisation experiences. The Super-Star sneaker is reinterpreted in brown crochet with red and cream embroidered hearts and is finished with a white metallic leather star and vintage-effect foxing. Reinvented in a romantic and elegant key is the Mid Star sneaker, now proposed in checked canvas with red and white hearts, blue suede inserts, and a silver laminated leather star.

The Cult brand, with a glam-rock inspiration, has interpreted its Slash combat boot according to the rules of Valentine’s Day: to the upper in soft black leather and the lace-up closure have been added heart-shaped studs.

The Indo-Italian designer Jerelyn Creado, who produces her women’s shoes in Italy because she believes in the exclusive values of ‘Made in Italy’, has also included in her collection a black leather shoe with red profiles that form two hearts. A perfect model for Valentine’s Day.

And then there’s red in all its forms, from sandals to high-heeled pumps, from slingbacks to ankle boots. One of the best loved colours, to wear all year round.