The unofficial sequel to the legendary Dunk Low “Freddy Krueger” reportedly lands in connection with this year’s Halloween.
Shorter days and cold weather lurk around the corner, and so does Halloween – Nike’s best excuse for releasing a pair of chilling sneakers. For the past couple of years, Nike has released skeleton versions of Air Force 1 and “Night of Mischief” Dunk Lows, among others, and this year they continue the success – apparently with a special “Freddy Krueger” version of Air Max 95.
Freddy Krueger – the ardent protagonist of the iconic “Nightmare on Elm Street” thrillers – already has a connection to sneakers. In 2007, Nike created a special “Freddy” -inspired version of their popular Dunk Low model with the figure’s green and red striped shirt and blood stains. The sneaker which was so coveted that today it costs up to more than DKK 100,000 on the secondary market. Precisely for this reason, it is not so little startling that Nike, almost 13 years after the success, has given the Air Max 95 the same treatment.
Knives and blood stains
The Air Max 95 Freddy Krueger shoe comes in the same color palette as your predecessor with imitation blood stains on both the heel, the tongue and the shoe’s insole. In addition, it has been upgraded with a silver panel over the laces that mimic Freddy’s knives, as well as checkered on the tongue that imitates his hat. In general, Nike has managed to make a sneaker with a satisfactorily recognizable theme without the shoe’s expression being too much, which is otherwise often the case with this type of concept sneaker.
Comes out in a Halloween Pack
Nike has not yet confirmed the release of the Air Max 95 “Freddy Krueger”, but as I said, it is expected to be released for Halloween (October 31) as part of a Halloween Pack that should also include a Dracula-inspired Air Trainer 3. Team keep an eye on our Release Calendar for updates.