Sales of white slip-on Vans skyrocket by 7800% after ‘Squid Game’ premiere

We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of you dressed in ‘Squid Game’ drip this Halloween.

Sales of white slip-on Vans skyrocket by 7800% after 'Squid Game' premiere
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Netflix’s super-popular series Squid Game keeps conquering the world, and now, it looks like it’s set to conquer our wardrobes too. The strange thing is that, of all the eccentric ensemble on the show — from the Front Man’s geometric mask to the gamekeeper’s red jumpsuits with painted visors — the one costume that captured our fancy are the players’ pure-white slip-on Vans?

According to data gathered by Variety from Sole Supplier, Vans saw a 7,800% spike in sales of the white slip-ons ever since “Squid Game” premiered on the streaming platform. Meanwhile, Lyst reports that there has also been a 97% increase in search volume for white slip-ons. 

That’s not to say that the other colorful costumes aren’t an eventual Halloween eye-catcher. The aforementioned attire worn by the gamekeepers looks to be a crowd favorite too, with red boiler suits and fencing masks also seeing a 62% spike in searches in recent weeks. Meanwhile, those who are looking to don a simpler look may opt for the drip worn by the giant laser-eyed doll in the show’s first episode. The orange dress, yellow inner shirt, and the knee-high socks ought to do it — minus the gory “Red Light, Green Light” game, of course.

In any case, you might want to cop your own pair of white slip-ons before sneakerheads get the idea of reselling them!

Art Daniella Sison

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