For every sneakerhead, Halloween is the ultimate opportunity to show off their creepy crep game. Around this time every year, trainer fans across the world rock the some of the spookiest sneakers ever made. From Dunks inspired by horror's most infamous characters to Yeezys that pay homage to extraterrestrials, there out so many killer kicks out there.
To make it easier to keep track of them all, The Edit LDN has highlighted some of the scariest sneakers of all time. While some of these are extremely limited, there are quite a few that you can actually buy right now, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the bold "Buy Now" text and secure your size while you still have the chance!
Nike SB Dunk Low "Freddy Krueger"
There's no doubt in any sneakerhead's mind that the Nike SB Dunk Low "Freddy Krueger" is one of the most legendary SBs in history. Originally supposed to release as part of 2007's "Horror Pack," the collection was cancelled on the very last minute when A Nightmare on Elm Street's production company New Line Cinema issued a cease and desist. With that said, while the majority of the pairs were destroyed, a small handful still managed to get to the hands of some retailers, resulting in it being one of the most limited colourways of all time. In fact, some sizes continue to sell for around £90,000 even after 15 years.
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Black Skeleton"
Out of all the "Skeleton" releases, the Nike Air Force 1 Low "Black Skeleton" is probably the most popular of the pack. While it might look like just another all-black AF 1 from a distance, when you take a closer look you'll quickly find a X-ray foot graphic across the lateral panel that nods back to the collection's roots. On top of this, the lace tips and outsole glow a ghoulish green hue in darker conditions.
Yeezy Boost 380 "Alien"
The Yeezy Boost 380 "Alien" is one helluva Yeezy. According to our sources, this was originally meant to be the 350 V3 but Ye liked it so much that he decided to make it an all-new silhouette instead. Inspired by extraterrestrial life, the Primeknit upper features an other-worldly pattern with mesh paneling across the lateral and medial side and a chunky Boost midsole down below. If you haven't got a pair of these yet then you should definitely cop because these are some of the comfiest Yeezys available today. Buy now
Nike SB Dunk Low "Night of Mischief"
If you're looking for the ultimate Halloween sneaker, the Nike SB Dunk Low "Night of Mischief" from 2019 certainly ticks all the right boxes. With jack-o-lantern detailing along the toebox and spider webs throughout, this Dunk is certainly not for the faint of heart. We haven't even mentioned the "Trick" or "Treat" detailing around the heels and the glow-in-the dark outsoles underneath. Best of all, it's available at The Edit LDN right now. Buy now
Off-White x Nike Blazer Mid "Grim Reaper"
Before his untimely passing last November, Virgil Abloh worked on many coveted collabs with Nike, one of them being the Off-White x Nike Blazer Mid "Grim Reaper." Part of the aptly-named "Spooky Pack," this pair feature a "Triple Black" design for an extra stealthy look and feel. Leather and nylon make up the upper, while a white Swoosh shoots down the sides and straight towards the midsole underfoot. Regarded by many as one of the best Halloween-inspired sneakers ever, we think that it's definitely up there among the greats. Buy now
Nike Air Max 95 "Freddy Krueger"
If you, like 99.99% of us, didn't get a chance to cop the aforementioned Dunk Low "Freddy Krueger" back in 2007, the Nike Air Max 95 "Freddy Krueger" from 2020 is no doubt the next best thing. Taking on the Sergio Lozano sneaker, it's been infused with a stripy hemp upper that resembles Krueger's sweater. You'll also find stitched detailing throughout which gives the AM 95 a hack-and-slash look and feel.
Nike SB Dunk Low "Mummy"
Released during the height of SB hype back in 2021, the Nike SB Dunk Low "Mummy" is literally what it says in the tin. Wrapped in bandage-inspired canvas throughout, a pair of creepy eyes around the heel stare in your soul and sole, while Ancient Egyptian symbols embellish the inner tongue. On top of that, the midsole has been given a glow-in-the-dark finish for an even more ghostly look. Buy now
Air Jordan 4 Retro "Black Cat"
Other than being one of the most iconic AJ 4s of all time, the Air Jordan 4 Retro "Black Cat" is also one of the best Halloween-esque sneakers in history. Originally released back in 2006, the "Triple Black" terror returned in 2020 in an almost one-to-one design. Wrapped in all-black suede throughout, this feline-inspired release should not be missed. If you want a pair in your rotation, it's actually available at The Edit LDN now. Buy now
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Shibuya Halloween"
The Nike Air Force 1 Low "Shibuya Halloween" is, no doubt, one of the rarest pairs in this list. Inspired by Shibuya's world-renowned Halloween celebrations, this fiery pair was released exclusively in Japan. Famous for its multi-material upper, the toebox is crafted from tumbled leather, the midfoot opts for see-through panelling, and the heel arrives in glossy patent. All of this is topped up with "SBY" branding around the back as a nod to the region in Tokyo.
Nike SB Dunk Low "Day of the Dead"
And last but not least, we have the Nike SB Dunk Low "Day of the Dead." While Mexico's Día de Muertos doesn't really have any association with Halloween, it still deserves a spot here. With snakeskin detailing and skeleton graphics throughout, the midsole has also been done up with a see-through rubber for an even more ghostly aesthetic.
And that's that! While there are hundreds of Halloween-inspired sneakers out there, these are just some of The Edit LDN's favourites. If there are any creepy creps that you think should be added on this list, hit us up over on Instagram and don't forget to give us a follow while you're there!