‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Vans line drops new Jack Skellington design
These shoes are the perfect nightmare just in time for the holidays.November 22, 2019
The 1993 stop-motion animated film became an instant classic with help from songs such as “What’s This?” and “This Is Halloween.” The latter has been revised by multiple artists, including Panic! At The Disco and Marilyn Manson.
The latest addition to the Vans The Nightmare Before Christmas Collection is appropriately named Christmas Town. They take the imagery from the scene where Jack Skellington comes across the Holiday Doors while singing “What’s This?”
The Vans original hi-top model is drenched in red and black suede, with navy side panels and white stitching. Mr. Skelltington can be seen holding Christmas lights on one side in the pouring snow after falling into the Christmas Town door. On the other side, Skellington shares a magical moment with a snowman as snow continues to fall on the both of them.
The Christmas tree that is found on the entrance to Christmas Town in the circle of Holiday doors is plastered on the back of the shoe. Gold eyelets finish off the front, with striped laces that resemble the giant snake Skellington leaves as a Christmas present while impersonating Santa Clause.
For residents of Halloweentown and Christmastown alike, a new The Nightmare Before Christmas x Vans has arrived at Journeys and Journeys Kidz for the holidays ☃️🖤💀 available ONLINE only ✨ https://t.co/5JIQWLR2pU pic.twitter.com/PP4FJev0n8
— journeys (@journeys) November 22, 2019
More on Vans Nightmare Before Christmas Collection
The collection was first teased to the public in September. The series offered four different shoe styles with SK8-Hi, Authentic, Old-Skool and Slip On. Each of them have been transformed to include The Nightmare Before Christmas characters like Sally, Jack Skellington, the Zombie Band and more.
The Authentic style are black-and-white with a collage of most of the characters from the movie all on one shoe. The Slip-On style takes some inspiration from Skellington’s outfit, with the bow-tie bat placed front-and-center on the top of the shoe’s tounge.
The Sk8-Hi style showcases a frame from Jack’s iconic walk through the town center from the film. There is a hoodie and a backpack that also shows this scene. The Old-Skool style features Oogie Boogie’s henchmen Lock, Shock, and Barrel.
In October, the line released the full collection at the time. This included a different style of shoe with the Era Stacked silhouette that comes complete with a matching crewneck, hat and backpack inspired by Sally’s patchwork outfit. Sally, along with other characters, can also be found on the colorful Era canvas style.
There are multiple slip on additions including one inspired by the Haunted Toys from the film, Oogie Boogie-inspired Slip-Ons as well as Slide-Ons and Journeys exclusive Jack & Sally Slip-Ons.
— journeys (@journeys) October 4, 2019
Aside from shoes, the collection also includes hats, socks, t-shirts, backpacks and more available for sale at Vans.com.
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