If you’re a fan of Ghost Rider, more specifically, the comic book—not the awful 2007 movie starring Nicholas Cage—then we have just the custom sneaker for you. Andrew Chiou (@andu.c) has created a stunning pair of Nike Dunk Low “Ghost Rider” sneakers that will surely make any fan’s heart race. These one-of-a-kind sneakers feature intricate details, such as flames and chains, that perfectly capture the essence of the iconic character. So, why don’t we take a closer look at these fantastic sneakers and see how they pay homage to the beloved Ghost Rider?
What’s captivating about Chiou’s creations, including these sneakers, is his spot-on choice of colour palettes that lend a distinguished, aged charm to his work. For these Ghost Rider sneakers, he’s adeptly woven a blend of muted shades of black and pale ivory with red accents inspired by the artwork on one of the Ghost Rider vintage comic book covers.
The design of the sneakers is in full throttle with a predominantly black base, alluding to Ghost Rider’s black attire and motorbike. The upper is then accentuated by overlays of muted ivory that add to the vintage feel of the shoe. Adding flair to the design is the bold black skull emblazoned across the toe box, with ivory flames extending to the shoe tongue. It’s eye-catching, daring, and an apt tribute to Ghost Rider’s signature flaming skull.
Even the iconic Nike Swoosh hasn’t been left untouched. With ivory flames dancing on its black background, it’s noticeably akin to the blazing trails Ghost Rider leaves as he speeds through the night, enhancing the shoe’s overall design concept.
Touching up the design is a collar dressed in red and Nike branding on the tongue label, mimicking the comic book’s lettering. The back of the tongue, too, has a flash of red matching the insole’s colour.
Breaking away from tradition, the sneaker employs a silver chain in place of standard shoe laces. This bold design choice not only imparts an edgy appearance but it’s also reminiscent of the Hellfire Chain Ghost Rider wields in the comic series. This versatile chain has various supernatural properties, including morphing into a range of weapons and controlling fire. And while the chain laces don’t possess the same capabilities as the Hellfire Chain, they certainly add a touch of intrigue to the overall design of the sneaker.
Finishing off the design are a black midsole and red outsole that further enhance the boldness of the sneaker. The balanced colour combination creates an eye-catching contrast that seems ideal for commemorating Ghost Rider’s fiery, potent character from the Marvel universe.
With the attention to detail and eye-catching colour scheme, we certainly hope these Nike Dunk Low “Ghost Rider” sneakers are one of Chiou’s designs that will be made available to the public…and soon, too.