Earlier this year, we got a taste of Halloween with a Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger-inspired Nike Dunk Low created by Warren Lotas, much to sneakerheads’ and horror fans’ delight. This time, Nike is paying yet another homage to the latter fictional killer with a new pair of Air Max 95 sneakers.
If there’s anything that could represent A Nightmare on Elm Street any better, it has to be the upcoming Nike Air Max 95 “Freddy Krueger”. Slated for a Halloween release, this colourway sports a blend of Velvet Brown, University Red and Team Red on its canvas upper to reflect the serial killer’s iconic striped sweater.
The suede toecap, underside of the tongue, and sockliner are all decked out in grey to add a nice contrast. The tongue itself sports a checkered pattern that complements the overall look, while completing the upper are metallic silver overlays on the lace cage and heel, the latter of which comes with a nice, gruesome splatter of red to resemble Freddy’s iconic bladed glove. The same bloody (good) design can be found on the insole, with red blood nicely dripping off the black Nike swoosh.
The midsole comes in light brown and is accompanied with inlets revealing the Air unit, which is a really awesome interpretation of Freddy’s disfigured face. Rounding off the sneaker’s overall look is a black outsole with a nice hit of red and the visible red Air unit once again, which sports what to be more blood droplets.
While everyone is fawning over the Jason x Freddy Nike Dunk Lows, one shouldn’t sleep on these Freddy Krueger Air Max 95s either, simply due to how faithful the deign remained to the iconic serial killer. Though no release date or price has been listed yet, Highsnobiety reports that the sneaker will release sometime in October as part of a Halloween-themed pack, alongside a vampire-themed Nike Air Trainer 3.
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