As a skater, I’ve always enjoyed Vans for their wide, flat soles that keep my feet firmly planted on grip-tape. As a horror fan, I can’t resist genre-themed merch and fashion. So it was with me in mind, perhaps, that the iconic footwear brand has announced a new line of horror-themed kicks coming out in October!
The folks at Vans took to Twitter to announce their new line, featuring shoes based on IT, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Shining.
The IT shoes sport Pennywise’s signature red balloons on a traditional slip-on. The Friday the 13th shoes are also of the slip-on variety and feature Jason Voorhees’ iconic hockey mask. The Nightmare on Elm Street kicks feature the red and green stripes of Freddy Kruguer’s sweater on a high-top. The Shining shoes are also high-tops and sport traditional poster art and a menacing “Redrum” scrawled around the seal.
No word yet on an exact order date for these horror kicks, but you can stay up-to-day by visiting Vans’ official website, here.
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