Why you’ll want Nike’s Day Of The Dead themed sneakers

Posted: 3 October 2019 10:41 am


This collection of sleek new kicks will have you ringing in the spooky season in style.

Having already released a first look at both a glow-in-the-dark Black Skeleton Air Force 1 and a Halloween-themed kids shoe, Nike has now unveiled a spooky new take on two sneaker models. A tribute to the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, these new design are definitely worth checking out.

If you love a good pair of Air Force 1's, wait until you see these. The sneaker sports vibrant colours and skull graphics. The all-white upper contrasts the coloured piping in shades of yellow, green, blue, pink and black. Once the lights go off and the silhouettes are in the dark, the skull pattern becomes fully reflective throughout the entire upper.

The Cortez style arrives in an all-black reverse leather texture forms the upper of the shoe, while a stark white Swoosh provides an eye-catching contrast. If you look a little closer at the Swoosh you'll notice subtle Día de los Muertos geometrics blended into the design. Orange stitching, an orange stripe on the midsole and orange Day of the Dead imagery on the insole round out the style.

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican public holiday where family and friends gather to remember loved ones who have died and support their spiritual journey. The iconic sugar skull design has become the face of the three-day celebration, with the brightly coloured skulls now a popular Halloween decoration worldwide.

When can you get them?

The collection are set to drop on 15 October on the US Nike site, though there's no word yet on if they'll be landing on the Australian site on the same day. We'll keep our fingers crossed!


Nike Day of the Dead sneakers

If you're looking for something even bolder to go trick-or-treating in, streetwear brand Vans is about to drop a sneaker and apparel collection based on Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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