The special collection, inspired by Tim Burton’s 1993 film features 10 new pieces of footwear, along with additional clothing items. All the iconic vans lines have been given a spooky upgrade; the Sk8-Hi, Authentic, Old-Skool and Slip-on styles have each been upgraded with that Tim Burton magic.
The Van’s website revealed the collection with this announcement:
‘Vans invites all ghouls, ghosts and goblins to celebrate the holidays with Halloween Town’s most beloved characters, announcing the release of a special collection inspired by Disney Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.
Clearly knowing their audience, Vans continues:
‘Disney bounding fans can channel the film’s beloved couple, Jack Skellington and Sally.
‘Dr. Finkelstein’s master human creation, Sally, receives her very own Era Stacked silhouette and Sally Patchwork Crew.
‘Inspired by her very creation, each style is collaged with various prints from her dress while the Era Stacked features hand-stitched detailed as a nod to Sally’s unique beauty.’
Vans has recently tested the water for film collabs with their Harry Potter collection earlier this year, trying this time to reach out to their loyal goth fan base. It’s definitely working with me.
There are also reportedly a few Easter Eggs styled on each shoe for fans to spot.
The saxophone players iconic “nice work, Bone Daddy” line is inscribed into the heel of the Sk8-hi shoe, the Easter Bunny has been printed on the inside of the Authentic style, and the Slip-On has been embellished with Jack Skellington’s characteristic bow-tie.
If the shoes aren’t enough to satiate your hunger for the Christmas/Halloween cross-over, the brand has also released a bunch of apparel to match. The Jack Pull Over Hoodie features a special version of Jack’s lament, along with a Checkerboard spiral hill. The Pumpkin King’s suit is also featured on the Classic Slip-on.
There’s also a number of glow-in-the-dark pieces up for sale, including a Oogie Boogie Torrey Jacket and Snapback hat. Because there’s obviously nothing spookier than glow-in-the-dark.
This is off the back of the rumours circulating about a sequel to the iconic movie. Though not the feature film that fan’s hoped for, the story will be expanded further in comic book form. Released in 2018, The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey follows Jack Skellington’s ghost dog Zero on an adventure round Christmas Town.
Produced by Tokyopop, the comics have been continuously released monthly from last May, reportedly as 20 single issue comic books collected into four full colour graphic novels, as well as a black and white collector’s edition manga.
So if you want a pair of shoes that cover two major winter holidays, the collection is released today (October 04) on the Vans Website, and in store. See the entire collection here!
Images via Vans
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