When it comes to Halloween, purple, green and orange are often the colours du jour, while pumpkins, witches and ghouls are the heroes of the season. More is more and no outfit is too daring; but for those among us who prefer a more minimalistic approach to the most haunted season of the year, Nike has the only sartorial staple you need: the Nike Air Force 1 Skeleton. 

A capsule made up of four Halloween-inspired colourways, the AF1 Skeleton first landed back in 2018 in a white colourway that tested the waters. Slightly more subdued than the colourways that have landed since, the Air Force 1 Skeleton “White” updated the classic hoops shoe with a greyscale skeleton foot printed onto the medial and lateral sidewalls. Arriving the following year, the OG black AF1 was printed with the same skeletal print which was then featured on more holiday-appropriate purple and orange offerings in 2020. Each iteration is rounded off with a glow-in-the-dark outsole for extra playfulness, while Swoosh branding is kept to a minimum to let the print do all the talking. 

A sneaker with personality that doesn’t take decoration too far, the Nike Air Force 1 ‘Skeleton’ is our Editor’s Pick for best Halloween sneaker of all time. Get in the Halloween spirit and find your size with Laced.