10 Romantic Red Shoes to Wear on Valentine’s Day

Sure, you could indulge in a full-on scarlet look for Valentine’s Day, but if you want to avoid looking like a walking Hallmark card, it’s best to incorporate pops of red below the ankle on the holiday. These 10 effortless looks will help you do just that, plus they work for practically any V-day event you may have planned — whether it’s a hot date night or a sweet celebration with friends. Below, shop our top footwear picks for ringing in the special day.

1. Seychelles Island Flat

A waved topline and sleek pointed toe add a sophisticated touch to this classic ballet flat.

Seychelles Island Flat
Seychelles Island flat
CREDIT: Zappos

2. Steve Madden Rome Dress Bootie

These kitten heel booties are so versatile, you’ll be able to wear them far beyond date night.

Steve Madden Rome Dress Bootie
Steve Madden Rome dress bootie
CREDIT: Zappos

3. Mango Vinyl Straps Sandals

Complete with on-trend clear straps, these slides are both edgy and effortless.

Mango Vinyl Straps Sandals
Mango vinyl straps sandals

4. Guess Carrie

For an unexpected twist on a classic pump, try a pair with a curved stiletto heel, like this option from Guess.

Guess Carrie
Guess Carrie
CREDIT: Zappos

5. Schutz Annalia

Pair these sexy sock booties with a slip dress and tights for a head-to-toe sultry look.

Schutz Annalia
Schutz Annalia
CREDIT: Zappos

6. Steve Madden Kenny Heeled Sandal

These ankle-tie sandals are an especially sassy pick.

Steve Madden Kenny Heeled Sandal
Steve Madden Kenny heeled sandal
CREDIT: Zappos

7. Dirty Laundry Fillmore Velvet Sneaker

If you’re not a heels kind of gal, you can still get away with wearing these sneakers without looking underdressed for more formal festivities. The rich velvet finish and ribbon laces offer a luxe effect.

Dirty Laundry Fillmore Velvet Sneaker
Dirty Laundry Fillmore velvet sneaker
CREDIT: Zappos

9. Roger Vivier I Love Vivier Heart-Shaped Leather Pumps

Another standout pump, this sleek satin pair features an adorable heart-shaped vamp and heart details in the sole.

Roger Vivier I Love Vivier satin pumps.
Roger Vivier I Love Vivier satin pumps
CREDIT: My Theresa

8. FitFlop Rapid Luxe Knit Sock Booties

Equal parts comfortable and stylish, these edgy sock ankle booties feature a stretchy knit upper, top-of-the-line cushioning and contrast detailing on the sole. Wear them with cropped jeans for more laidback festivities or dress them up with a maxi skirt if the occasion calls for a looks that’s slightly more polished.


FitFlop Rapid Luxe Knit Sock Booties
FitFlop Rapid Luxe knit sock booties.

9. Jewel Badgley Mischka Dustine Appliqué Sandal

These stunning heels from Jewel Badgley Mischka are especially fitting for the holiday, given their rose appliqué details lining the front of the shoe.


Jewel Badgley Mischka Dustine Appliqué Sandal
Jewel Badgley Mischka Dustine appliqué sandal
CREDIT: Nordstrom

10. Ganni Sabine Suede Slingback Pumps

Whether worn with jeans or a midi skirt, these bow-embellished slingbacks will add a feminine touch to any ensemble.

Ganni Sabine Suede Slingback Pumps
Ganni Sabine suede slingback pumps
CREDIT: My Theresa

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