Picking out the right Halloween costume is stressful—there are so many options out there and so many questions to ask yourself before making a final decision. Scary or funny? Obscure or iconic? Very rarely, someone hits the nail right on the head. This year, it happened to be a 1,500-year-old mummy that proved the best shoes really are vintage.
Image via The Siberian Times.
The Adidas Dragon trainers would look much better with dusty cobwebs on them.
The stylish mummy was found in Mongolia back in April, but now that Halloween is upon us, this bit of mummy news is more relevant than ever. Hitting the perfect balance between scary and ironic, this mummy was buried with a full sacrificed horse and donned what looks to be a fresh pair of Adidas sneakers. The mummy's stylish kicks closely resemble a pair of Adidas Dragon trainers—from the iconic stripes to the slim silhouette to the placing of the side darts.
Did Adidas take inspiration from traditional Turkik burials or is this a classic case of time travel? Either way, the mummy's look is a Halloween costume in the making. Grab some old rags, throw on your old Adidas trainers and test out this cobweb gun—you've just won Halloween.
Image via Nike.
The 1,500-year-old style icon isn't the only one taking trips back to the future. Last week, we took a look at Nike's Air Mag raffle to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The raffle recently came to a close, but if you still have Nike Mag fever like I do, here's a video of Casey Neistat enthusiastically testing out the auto-lacing sneakers. In the video, Neistat asks some important questions that haven't been addressed before: "What does a lace engine mean?" "How do you charge it?" "Is it a generic tightness or is it different for everybody?" Nike's Senior Innovator does a pretty good job answering:
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Now the only question you have to ask yourself before October 31st is Sneakerhead Mummy or Marty McFly? Maybe you should travel to the future to see which one you picked.
Emily is a freelance writer based in NYC with an interest in all things design, specifically the design process. When she's not writing about design, Emily can either be found taking care of her 31 houseplants, going on "nature" walks in her neighborhood or studying Japanese. Before going freelance, Emily was an Editor at Core77.