Vans has announced it will be launching a sneaker collection in collaboration with the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas

We all have that one friend who looks at Johnny Depp and Tim Burton like they’re Gothic demi-gods, who knows all the words to The Nightmare Before Christmas and who has a tattoo of Jack Skellington somewhere on their body.

It’s me. I’m that friend.


Which is why I’m super excited that Vans have created a new line of trainers in collaboration with the iconic 90s film, celebrating all that is ghouls, ghosts and Pumpkin Kings.

The company revealed the new collab on their Instagram this week with the following vid.



Some people get excited for Pumpkin Spiced Latte’s but for me pulling out The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD and curling up in bed with a big bowl of Halloween sweets your mum told you to hand out to ‘trick or treaters’ is absolute peak winter.


Anyway, following on from some stellar collaboration lines with David Bowie, NASA, Harry Potter, Vans have finally unveiled their TNBC range and they’re straight fire.


Naturally, goth-inspired colour schemes feature heavily, as do the animated film’s cast of kooky characters.

Jack Skellington makes several appearances across the Sk8-Hi, Authentic, Old-Skool and Slip-On styles, as do Lock, Stock and Barrel, Sally, Zero and the Zombie Band.

There’s also a few “Easter Eggs” from the film styled on each shoe.



The sax players iconic “nice work, Bone Daddy” line is inscribed inside the leather heel of the Sk8-hi, the Easter Bunny has been printed on the inside of the Authentic style, and the Slip-On (aka my next shoe purchase) has been decorated with Jack Skellington’s famous bat bow-tie.

I’m just spoilt for choice. I want them all and I want them now. One can not simply walk in to a Vans shop and choose ONE of them.

When is the Vans The Night Before Christmas Range Available?

The collection will be going global and will be available both in-store and online. Vans haven’t said when it’ll be available but one would guess it will be in time for Halloween. And if it isn’t then one is going to be very upset and will be listening to Jack’s Lament on repeat until I can get my hands on them.

Images from Vans