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Nintendo and Vans go retro with new footwear

Retro footwear courtesy of a Nintendo x Vans collaboration will arrive this Friday, taking inspiration from NES games.

Any NES fan looking for new shoes may be interested to learn that Nintendo is collaborating with the VF Coporation to launch retro-based footwear. These shoes, which are under the Vans brand, feature four different classic games:

  • Super Mario Bros. on a Tie-Dye design featuring the entire class (as well as a second color-up starring Princess Peach)
  • Duck Hunt, featuring both dog and duck on a digi-camo backdrop
  • Donkey Kong, which will be for the "Authentic" brand of Vans
  • The Legend of Zelda, exclusive to the Classic Slip-On.

The NES console itself will be referenced in a trio of Sidestriped shoes.

In addition to footwear, this collaboration will also include apparel and accessories --  hats, backpacks, socks, and tees for both genders. Kid-exclusive items will also take inspiration from Super Mario and Mario Kart. All these will be avaliable in US and international stores beginning this Friday, but consumers can also visit the Nintendo section of the Vans website to shop online.

Are these NES-inspired shoes up your alley? Let us know in the comments below!

Image Source: BusinessWire

Published Jun. 1st 2016

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