Halloween may still be months away, but Nike is already getting into the spooky spirit with its upcoming release, the Nike SB Dunk High “Sweet Tooth.” Every Halloween, the Swoosh label releases an epic special edition sneaker that captures the spirit of the holiday, and this year is no different.
Forget the trick; Nike SB’s upcoming Dunk High is a treat for any “Sweet Tooth” out there. With its vibrant colour scheme and delectable design, this sneaker pays homage to the hotly debated Halloween candy—that’s right, the infamous candy corn.
For those who may not be familiar with this controversial confection, candy corn is a tri-coloured candy that resembles a kernel of corn. It has been a staple of Halloween celebrations for decades, loved by some and despised by others. How could candy ever be despised, you ask? Well, candy corn’s unique texture and overwhelmingly sweet taste can be polarizing for many. Some find it too sugary or waxy, while others enjoy its nostalgic charm and association with the Halloween season. Ultimately, whether you love it or hate it, the Dunk High “Sweet Tooth” sneaker captures the essence of this iconic candy in a visually striking and playful way.
Candy corn may be a divisive treat, but Nike SB is embracing its polarizing nature by incorporating its iconic yellow, orange, and white hues into the shoe’s full leather upper. The colour scheme has a gradient effect which shifts from white at the toe to orange at the midfoot and yellow around the heel, creating a visually striking and dynamic look that mimics the iconic candy’s tri-colour pattern.
The tongue of the shoe has modified “Nike SB” branding, with the “i” cleverly replaced by a graphic representation of an evil candy corn, adding a playful and rebellious touch to the overall design.
The lateral heel features a tooth adorned with candy pieces for added whimsy, while a safety label on the inner tongue warns its wearers not to take candy from strangers. Additionally, the shoe innersole features an all-over candy corn print, adding to the playful look. These shoes are so delectable you might just be tempted to take a bite out of them – or someone already has, as can be seen by the bite marks displayed on the sneaker’s toe box.
No release date has been confirmed, but this sneaker will most likely be released before the Halloween season (so in October 2023) to capitalize on the holiday spirit. Sneaker enthusiasts and candy lovers alike are sure to be excited about this unique and playful design, available for just $120. The “Sweet Tooth” Dunk High is a perfect way to showcase one’s love for both sneakers and candy, making it a must-have for collectors and fans of the iconic candy corn.
Are you ready to indulge in your “Sweet Tooth” this Halloween season?