Building a costume around the proper pair of sneakers will give your look a boost of authenticity and attention to detail. See what we mean below with our picks below.
1. Kanye West: Adidas Yeezy Powerphase “Calabasas”
Kanye West fans have a number of sneakers at their disposable to emulate the rapper-designer this Halloween, but the Yeezy Powerphase “Calabasas” is the most accessible of them all, with semi-wallet-friendly prices.
2. Kurt Cobain: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s contributions to modern style are immeasurable, but it’s the timeless Chuck Taylor that stands out as his go-to sneaker choice.
3. Jaden Smith: New Balance Pro Court 213
Jaden Smith is known for pushing the boundaries of style, but his latest sneaker choice is surprisingly subtle with the skate-ready New Balance Pro Court 213. To make them even closer to Smith’s pair, wear them over the next few weeks ahead of Halloween for a broken-in look.
4. Marty McFly/LeBron James: Nike LeBron 14 “2015” aka “Mag”
While you probably aren’t willing to splurge on the power-lacing Nike Mag just for a Halloween costume, there’s another way to get the McFly look without breaking the bank. Or, you can also dress up as the face of this particular sneaker, LeBron James.
5. Forrest Gump: Nike Classic Cortez Leather
When it comes to iconic sneaker moments on the big screen, Forrest Gump’s prominent feature of the Nike Cortez is in a class of its own. The brand recently reissued the model in the same colorway featured in the movie — running across the country is optional, of course.