Whether you think Halloween is overrated or underrated is pretty irrelevant at this point. As it is just around the corner whether you like it or not. I always say If you can’t beat them, join them. So either way, Laced are the here to help you get prepared for ‘Scream Season’. On the face of it, you might think Halloween Trainers aren’t necessarily a high priority but when it comes to your fit. It is always essential to stay relevant and specifically topical. Meaning that even if you aren’t one of these people who is comfortable donning a full pumpkin costume. It is always important to drop something themed and the best way to do that, in my opinion, is via your choice of kicks.
Off-White x Nike Blazer
Kicking off my rundown with unquestionably the most premium model on this list. As part of the now-infamous, ‘The 10’ Collection Virgil Abloh dropped two versions of the Nike Blazer both of which inspired by Halloween. For the purposes of this, we have grouped them into one spot on this list and am going to let your personal preference make the choice between them. The aptly named ‘All Hallows Eve’ and ‘Grim Reaper’ designs take a number of design cues from the spooky holiday. Either donning the pumpkin-inspired ‘All Hallows Eve’ or the more shadowy ‘Grim Reaper’ the important thing to note is that you are not only going to be appropriately themed for Halloween, but you are also going to be repping a pair of Off-Whites. Meaning that you aren’t in any way sacrificing style points.
Nike Air Force 1 Skeleton
Next up is a shoe that is actually dropping October 25th. The Nike Air Force 1 Skeleton really doesn’t need a lot of explaining when it comes to Halloween relevance. We have all gone trick or treating in one of those all in one, onesie type skeleton costumes as a kid. Well, this design is essentially Nike’s rendition of exactly that. A design that would also accompany that costume incredibly well come to think of it. Arriving to join up with a previously released white colourway of the same shoe. The new black version hits all the right notes aesthetically for what we are trying to achieve and does so without looking too ridiculous.
The Nightmare Before Christmas x Vans
Tim Burton often epitomises the spookiest of seasons. Whether that be through the eery tones of Edward Scissorhands. Or the similarly stylised visuals in Alice in Wonderland or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Without question, however, the most Halloween central film in his collection is the one we are focusing on in the rundown. The Nightmare Before Christmas since its release in 1993 has been a cult classic. Its popularity has been harnessed for this collaborative capsule with Vans. Arriving on the California native brands most iconic silhouettes, each inspired colourway takes direct source material from the stock motion marvel. Authentic, and quintessentially Halloween. If you like Vans then this slight tongue and cheek take on Halloween trainers is perfect for the festivities.
Nike Air Max 95 Halloween QS
One of the most blatantly obvious Halloween trainers is the one with Halloween in the name. The Nike Air Max 95 Halloween QS from 2014 is as close to zombified as you are going to get. With a theme motivated by the eye detailing on the tongues. As well as a colourway that evokes Frankenstein-esq greens and ghoulish hues to create a model that really does live up to its Halloween moniker. Not to mention the Air Max 95 to this day is one of the most iconic Air Max silhouettes to date and an opportunity to rep them should be welcomes with open arms.
Nike SB Dunk Low Night of Mischief Halloween
The resurgence of the Nike SB Dunk Low has been well documents. So what better way is there to welcome back the iconic silhouette than to get your hands on this brand new Halloween themed variation. The Nike SB Dunk Low Night of Mischief Halloween drops October 25th crafted from a wide range of premium materials. The model is dressed in a stealthy black suede with bold purple detailing featuring across for a creepy vibe. With additional pumpkin-hued hits arriving on the Swoosh branding and toe box. Where you’ll find a sneering jack-o-lantern that’s formed by a slew of perforations. All of which results in a design that is not only brand new but also ticks all the boxes for Halloween trainers. Head to our online trainers platform now to cop your favourite pair.