During the month of February, and in honor of Valentines Day, there’s hundreds of products out, just waiting to be gifted, received, used, adored, or my favorite, obsessed over. This month, we’ll feature the coolest ones we find of the bunch, starting with the awesome line of Vans that Lucky Magazine recently wrote about. With these shoes, you have permission to walk all over me….
Along with Venessa Arizaga’s bone-beaded “Let’s” bracelets, Vans’ LOVE ME capsule collection is a solid Valentine’s Day choice for the heart-covered-doily-and-talking-teddy-bear averse. Done in collaboration with artist Curtis Kulig, the three-sneaker range incorporates graffiti prints, paint splatter motifs and black accents to deliver the sentimental message in a non-saccharine way.
When the shoes hit stores on February 1, the brand is celebrating with a huge party—headlined by a live Sky Ferreira performance—at Space15Twenty Urban Outfitters in Los Angeles. After that, the same space will house a two-week-long pop-up shop and Polaroid art show. You can learn more about those festivities hereon Facebook.
And for those who can’t make it, there’s still lots of non-cheesy V-Day fun to be had on the LOVE ME microsite. (Check it out here.) Our favorite part? The free digital Valentine’s Day cards with conversation-heart-worthy sayings (“Adore me!” “Ignore me!” “Hug me!”) cheekily scrawled in red shoelaces. It’s a quick, quippy, un-cliché way to say that you care and that saves you time for other important stuff this coming February. Like choosing between embroidered high-tops and checkered slip-ons.