Shoes are often overlooked, but the right pair can add the perfect footnote to a themed, head-to-toe look. To simplify your shopping, we scoured the market for the coolest footwear to match this year’s most popular costumes.
According to the National Retail Federation’s just-released 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, superhero styles muscled out princess looks for the first time in 11 years. More than 3 million kids will dress up as their favorite action or superhero, while 2.9 million will step out as their favorite princess.
Coming in third place on the survey are animal costumes, whether it’s cats, dogs, owls or monkeys. Old favorite Batman came in fourth, followed by “Star Wars” in fifth. Witches and DC superhero characters tied for sixth place. Also making the Top 10 list of most in-demand costumes are “Frozen”characters, Marvel superheroes, zombies and Spider-Man.
With so many footwear brands getting in on the licensing game, there are plenty of character shoes to choose from, at prices for every budget. Click through our gallery to see all of our picks for colorful, costume-ready shoes for little trick-or-treaters.