Halloween is just around the corner, and quite frankly, if you are like me, you want to get into the spirit of the holiday without bricking or sacrificing a fit. Do not worry! There a hypebeasts that love Halloween just as much as you love the Lil Uzi fit pics on Instagram. With that being said, brands start coming out with Halloween inspired drip around a month before the best day of the year. Now the real question lies in how much money you are willing to spend to get into the spooky mood.
If you are looking for a shoe that will keep you festive, but still leave enough money for your Uber rides to and from parties on Hallow’s Eve, I would recommend the Nightmare Before Christmas and Vans collaboration. Ranging from $45 to $75, the collaboration includes different designs from the simple “Slip-On”, to the classic “Sk8 Hi”, and even a pair of slides that dons graphics from the timeless Tim Burton masterpiece. Not only will you be dripped out in the Halloween spirit, but the shoes also have a price that is pretty manageable for anyone who is trying to buy some more drip for the Christmas season.
Since you now know of a shoe that does not cost too much but will still get you into the spooky mood, I will now begin to up the price range a little for those who want to a classic silhouette and up their drip just a little, I would recommend the Nike AF1 ‘07 QS Skeletons. The best part about this shoe is that they have a white pair and a black pair! The white pair released last year and will run you anywhere around $250-$350. A little pricey, but you can drip with the likes of Austin Babbit; a young creative in fashion who first gained recognition from Kanye West after releasing and bootlegging his own The Life of Pablo merchandise. On the other hand, the black pair has not been released yet, but is slated to drop on the 25th of the month and will retail at $130. Even though it gives off big “Black Air Force 1” energy, the shoes will nonetheless get you leaving puddles with every step you take. Personally, I like the black shoe aesthetic but I am too afraid to venture into that color pallette just yet, so if you want to beat me to the aesthetic, by all means!
Lastly, I will now discuss the shoes that are so expensive that I only dream of the day I can place my foot within the confines of them. The first two shoes are the Off-White blazers. One of the pairs has orange accents and coloring, ultimately the name “Hallow’s Eve” fits perfectly. This colorway is the more expensive of the two Halloween-themed Off-White blazers with a starting price of $900 for a brand new pair and about $550 for a slightly used pair. On the contrary, the “Grim Reaper” colorway, all black with a white Nike swoosh, will run you $600 and a used pair will only knock a mere $440 out of your bank account. Although very expensive, the gallons of drip that will be left behind with each step will be insane.
Now for the holy grail of all Halloween inspired shoes: the Nike Dunk SB Low Freddy Krueger. This shoe came out back in 2007; honestly I had no idea who Freddy Krueger was at that age. Modeled after one of the most iconic horror movie villains, the shoe features the classic stripes of his sweater and blood stains of his victims. Worn by the likes of Travis Scott, these shoes are not even available in all sizes, and the lowest price for this grail is about $7,000. At least one thing is certain if people see you wearing this pair, they know your payroll is the highest in the room.
Ranging from affordable to extremely expensive, there are shoes for every hypebeast that wishes to get into the holiday spirit without sacrificing for the fit. So now, there really is no excuse for not being stylishly spooky this Halloween season.
Written By: Jake Romo
Edited By: Kami Strander