The fall season is here and it’s time once again to gear up for the end of October with a new pair of shoes to wear for Halloween. In the past decade more and more brands have joined Nike, Adidas and Vans to create special edition shoes to celebrate various events throughout the year. Halloween is a great time for these footwear brands to give a new makeover to some of their renowned models a new, “spooky” look. These sneakers undergo a creative makeover, embracing the eerie and the enchanting. Whether it’s ghoulish graphics, hauntingly beautiful colorways, or playful details inspired by classic horror films and folklore, these Halloween sneakers offer a bewitching twist to your footwear game.

For 2023 several brands have came up with several options for those to gear up, from special versions of Nike Air Force 1 and Dunk to Adidas Campus and Vans. Whether you are into playful models or more classic, low key designs, there is something available for everyone to pick from. Below is our list for this year that we look to update up until the end of October when we actually expect to see some of these available for retail.

adidas JS Bones cAMPUS 80

Adidas JS Bones Campus 80

Style# HQ4494/HQ4493

Adidas and Jeremy Scott continued their collaboration in 2023 with a “Bones” edition of the Campus classic sneaker that tops our Halloween shoes list. Available in two colorways, the shoe’s base remains true to the original Campus 80s, but it’s the bone-shaped accessories on the tongue, stacking three femurs topped with faux fur, that give it a distinct prehistoric flair, perfect for Halloween festivities. While this shoe was released earlier in the year and not related to this holiday it’s still a remarkable shoe to wear this fall.

Nike Air Force 1 Low Haloween 2023

Nike Air Force 1 Halloween

Style# FQ8822-084

Nike has been maintaining a constant presence when it comes to this holiday. This special edition of  Air Force 1 features a sleek black base, alternating between tumbled leather and embossed snakeskin textures. Ghostly green hues grace the patterned outsole, while vibrant oranges accentuate the Nike branding on the tongue and a menacing Jack-o’-Lantern adorns the insoles. This spooky pumpkin also adds a silver-casted finish to the lace unit, making these Air Force 1s the perfect Halloween footwear.

Vans SK8 black glow Halloween

Vans SK8 Glow Halloween

Style# N/A

The California based footwear brand is probably the most active when it comes to special edition shoes, along with Converse. This year, among their offerings is the Skull Glow line that includes a pair of SK8, a Wayvee and a slip-on. They all come in a black and green glow colorways, with a skull pattern on the upper canvas. We selected the SK8 to top this list given that in the fall season when the weather is getting cold these will come handy throughout the season, not just for Halloween.

Nike Dunk Mid Haloween 2023

Nike Dunk Mid Halloween

Style# FQ8749-010

Another offering for Halloween this year is the Nike Dunk Mid, a style that otherwise is not as popular as its low version counterpart. The upper is crafted from leather with a pitch-dark finish. Overlays on the forefoot, tongue, and heel are adorned with a multitude of scales, adding a distinctive touch. The tongue label features rugged lettering, complementing the eerie scenes depicted on the sock liners. Insoles are embellished with Jack-o’-lanterns, and the goblin green outsoles sport an abstract pattern.

Vans Halloween shoes 2023 Old Skool

Vans Old Skool Dia de Los Muertos

Style# N/A

Another take on this holiday for Vans is their “Dia De Los Muertos” series which started a couple of years ago and it is still going strong with new designs this year. For 2023 we have a pair of Old Skool and one of the Authentic, both featuring colorful, skull themed embroideries on a black canvas base. Along with these Halloween shoes there are several pieces of garment line t-shirts and hoodies that follow the same design colorways as the sneakers for a perfect match up. 

Franky Villani x New Balance Numeric 417 Halloween

Franky Villani x New Balance Numeric 417 “Halloween”

Style# S-NBN-417-BOO-9

New Balance and Franky Villani partnered this year for a special edition of the numeric 417 that features a sturdy black canvas and suede upper, white stitching details contrasting the darkness, while pumpkin orange accents on the “N” logo, collar overlay, and tongue tag embrace the Halloween spirit. A grinning Jack O’Lantern face on the heel and themed insole complete the look, all anchored by a black rubber midsole and translucent outsole with playful Jack O’Lantern and New Balance branding.

The Simpsons x adidas Rivalry Low 86

The Simpsons x adidas Rivalry Low 86

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Another remarkable Adidas addition to the Halloween shoes lineup this year is the collaboration with the Simpsons for the “Treehouse of Color” edition of the Rivalry 86 low sneaker. Crafted from a blend of materials in a striking orange hue, the shoe combines canvas and premium leather with distressed textiles, paying homage to Bart Simpson and his eerie twin, Hugo. Complete with custom tongue labels, The Simpsons packaging, and three sets of laces, these kicks are a must-have for fans of the show and sneaker enthusiasts alike.

As Halloween approaches in 2023, sneaker enthusiasts and skateboarders alike have a multitude of eerie and captivating options to choose from. These limited-edition sneakers not only offer style but also a chance to express your enthusiasm for this spine-tingling holiday. So, whether you’re looking to make a bold statement on October 31st or simply want to immerse yourself in the Halloween atmosphere, these sneakers are the perfect way to step into the season with hauntingly good style.