This article was originally published on October 20, 2020.
It’s spooky season! And what better way to celebrate than with some head-spinning Halloween sneakers? From the Nike Air Max 95 ‘Beetlejuice’ to the Nike Air Raid ‘Hannibal’, which blood-thirsty silhouette would you like to see hack and slash its way to the top of your sneaker rotation?
Nike Air Raid ‘Hannibal Lecter’
A tribute to Anthony Hopkins’ skin-crawling Dr Hannibal Lecter, the Nike Air Raid is manufactured with a plastic mask on the toebox and tongue, with an orange jumpsuit material (with prisoner number B5160-8) stitched into the uppers. Of course, we have plenty of blood splatter on the midsole and restraint straps, while the grimy off-white uppers reflect Hannibal’s physical struggles in the straight jacket.
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The Nike Air Rad ‘Hannibal’ goes great with some fava beans and a nice chianti...
Nike Air Max Plus ‘Billy the Puppet’
Inspired by Saw’s ‘Billy the Puppet’, this paralysing rendition of the Nike Air Max Plus is going to bring more heartbreak than Supreme’s recent colab. Transplanting the tongue for Billy’s face, the colourway also transposes Billy’s swirling red pattern on the cheeks for the material underlay. With blood-speckled sole units and a bowtie at the bottom of the laces, you’ll need all the oxygen you can get from the Air unit to escape Jigsaw!
Converse All Star ‘Chucky’
Everybody’s favourite foul-mouthed killer doll is immortalised in our Converse All Star ‘Chucky’. Beginning with graphic-print overalls on the upper, the All Star is splattered with gallons of blood on the sole (harvested straight from Chucky’s knife, presumably). A customised ‘Chucky Taylor’ logo is emblazoned on the medial heel, while wild red pony hair is sure to become matted with vital body fluids. Exclusively available in children’s sizing.
Nike Air Max 95 ‘Beetlejuice’
Tim Burton’s 1988 classic Beetlejuice is surging through the veins of our anatomical Air Max 95. Paying homage to the perverse poltergeist ‘Beetlejuice’, the upper takes cues from his iconic purple and white striped suit, while the toxic green tongue makes reference to Michael Keaton’s inimitable hair. A sneaker straight from the netherworld, these are enough to scare away any uninvited guests in your household!
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Check out our list of ‘13 of the Most Horrifying Sneakers Ever!’