Well, it’s that time of the year again - horror movies on TV and Halloween parties in full swing. Unlike those who’ll be dressing up as The Nun this year (or Pennywise last year), plenty of people actually start picking out their costumes months in advance, and without a doubt, one of the most overlooked things is sneakers.
Just because your outfit is the focal point, it doesn’t mean you should forget about what’s on your feet! With that said, we’ve compiled a list of ten killer kicks to help you survive the spooky season! From Balenciaga to Vans, there’s something for everyone here! What’s more, everything in the list is currently in stock, so they’ll arrive in time for Halloween!
To kick things off, we have the Skepta x Nike Air Max Deluxe SK! One of 2018’s most hyped sneakers, for some odd reason, these sneakers did not sell out instantly – if that isn’t scary, I don’t know what is! Crafted from a black neoprene base, a static pattern features on the upper, kind of like what you see in The Ring, you know, that horror movie where the creepy girl crawls out of the TV?
Oozing with pumpkin vibes, the adidas Originals Yung-1 ‘Hi-Res Orange’ is by far the most popular Three Stripes dad shoe at the moment. Painted in a bold orange hue, this chunky crep is crafted from a combination of breathable mesh and premium suede. Inspired by the adidas Falcon Dorf from the late ’90s with a newly revamped sole, the silhouette is back with a vengeance.
You can’t write this list without including the Balenciaga Triple S. The godfather of the ugly sneaker trend, you either love them to bits, or you hate them with a deep, burning passion. Described by the Spanish luxury fashion house as a “visual composite“, this shoe takes design cues from three different sports and stuffs them into one silhouette – sounds like something from the Human Centipede.
The Nike Air VaporMax CS ‘White’ is the pinnacle of Air. Featuring a full length Air unit that provides impact protection with every step, this ghostly white shoe is crafted from a synthetic and mesh panelled upper for the ultimate breathing experience. The trainer is finished off with the iconic Nike Swoosh branding on both side walls.
Like a dark vampire with a drop of blood still on his fangs, the adidas Originals NMD R1 ‘Bred’ is the quintessential Halloween sneaker. Painted in a classic colourway, this Nomad features a breathable mesh upper painted in black, while red accents make their way onto EVA plugs for a beautifully contrasted aesthetic. Creepy.
Brought back from the dead after twenty years in ice, the PUMA Cell Endura boasts an extra chunky upper constructed using a combination of mesh, leather, and suede. The white EVA midsole adds an extra layer of bulkiness, and multiple green bubbles give this crep an experiment-gone-wrong type of vibe.
The Nike Air Max 95 OG ‘String Orange’ transitions from white on the upper to black on the midsole, kind of like a zombie clawing its way out. Painted in an earthy hue, highlighting the shoe are bold orange accents, and to round it all off, a vibrant Air unit features on the midsole for additional comfort and a smoother stride.
You cannot have a list like this without including the adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 ‘Triple Black’. Merging next-level performance with street-ready style, these murdered out sneakers are built with a breathable Primeknit upper, whilst a TPU midfoot cage brings a locked-down fit. Whether you’re running the track or trying to escape from the bogeyman, these are the kicks for you.
Witch vibes feature on the Vans Sk8 Hi ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’. Painted in a midnight purple, a star and moon motif adorn the side panels for a spooky, spellbinding look. A chunky midsole offers extra comfort, and yellow visible stitching mimics a wand casting a spell.
Introduced earlier this year, the Nike Air Max 97/BW ‘Black Hematite’ is nothing if not striking. Fusing the Air Max BW upper with a full-length Air Max 97 sole unit, this murdered out crep is the perfect pair to rock for those short days and longer nights. 3M reflective detailing also makes sure you get seen too, hopefully by the living.
Well, there you have it! Ten creepy creps you can cop right now to survive the spooky season! Do you agree with it or do you think there should be a few more worthy mentions? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to keep it locked at The Sole Supplier for the latest and greatest in sneakers!