We've gone bat crazy for Halloween over at Sneaker Weather. Dragging Sabotage Times into the cobweb fueled frenzy, we've rounded up the Top 5 Halloween-edition Sneakers of all time.
5. Nike Dunk SB "Freddy Krueger"
Based on: The Nightmare on Elm Street's main ghoul.
Complete with blood splats and trade mark stripes of Freddy Krueger. A little too trademarked in-fact, as Nike had to change the colour used in the samples from red and olive due to infringement and copyright issues from Cinemax and Time Warner about the similarities to Freddie's jumper. The five sample pairs that were leaked now change hands for £1000+. The chrome tick pierces the sneaker's lateral and medial panels, much like Freddy's rather fetching glove in the movie. The insole has the disgusting texture of his face for good measure.
4. Chucky Ventilator
Based on: The repulsive ginger doll Chucky.
Who would have thought that such an obscure reference as Chucky's denim dungarees and multi coloured stripe jumper could create such a great colourway for a shoe? Featuring a gum sole (always a good thing) these light weight Reebok Ventilators are much more breathable than an all-in-one Halloween gimp suit costume.
3. Alife X Asics Gel lyte III green monster
Based on: A crocodile?
A striking collaboration for Asics and the Lower East side NYC streetwear boutique Alife. These monstrosities have got a personality of their own, and can be toned down (a little) by taking off the removable eyeballs. If you're going as a sexy crocodile this Halloween, these kicks are a must.
2. Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Teddy Bear
Based on: Teddy bears, duh
These Jeremy Scott for adidas sneakers are not strictly Halloween releases, but we can't think of anything more scary than having a couple of impaled teddy bears lifelessly flopping around your feet. They were famously rocked by Lil Wayne on stage at the New Year's Eve 106 & Park celebration. Maybe Weezy (fresh out of jail) was trying to show his more fluffy side.
1. Nike Air Force 1 "Savage beast"
Based on: The 'Savage Beast' character from Bugs Bunny
Behold our number one Halloween sneaker. The AF1 is arguably the best sneaker silhouette EVER, although the UK would disagree with our stateside cousins (adidas Gazelle anyone?). We love that they are completely covered in orange pony hair, including the midsole. But beware, in wet weather they may not perform well.
Happy trick or treating!
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