NICE WORK, BONE DADDY!
‘Tis the season to revive a cult classic, which means while some prepare for Halloween by stocking up on mini chocolate bars and carving pumpkins, animated film fans will instead be visiting their local Vans store.
Vans has released a massive new collection celebrating Tim Burton’s artistically brilliant “A Nightmare Before Christmas.” Many of the popular characters from Halloween Town are represented in the ten-shoe offering that encompasses the entire Vans Classics repertoire, plus there are other goodies with their likenesses that include clothing and accessories.
Although we have our eyes on the Sk8-Hi that features Jack Skellington’s romp through the Halloween Town cemetery (and has “Nice Work, Bone Daddy” written inside its collar), there are many other enticing options to choose from.
For those who want all of the main characters on one shoe there’s a ComfyCush Authentic with a collage of the cast against the signature Vans checkerboard pattern.
Other notable models include a Classic Slip-On that has been transformed into a stylized rendition of Jack’s Pumpkin King suit, and an Era Stacked featuring Sally, Dr. Finkelstein’s human-like creation. Another Classic Slip-On uses Oogie Boogie’s underground lair as a theme, while Lock, Shock and Barrel, his trio of henchmen, are prominent features on an Old Skool and Era.
A less obvious touch, which only becomes evident when the lights go out, is many of these shoes feature glow-in-the-dark elements.
Also worthy of mention for those of us who love our shoeboxes almost as much as the shoes inside of them, this collection is specially packaged to reflect the imagination and artistry of the timeless film.