The popular shoe company Vans, known for their fashionable skater shoes, has plans to launch the gaming shoe line with the brand of Nintendo. The shoes will include famous title such as Mario Bros, Pacman, Ms. Pacman, Donkey Kong, Legend of Zelda, and Sonic the Hedgehog. All of these classic games with have their original retro designs as they debuted in the early 1980’s.
The prints include a Super Mario Bros. Tie-Dye, a pink Princess Peach, a digi-camo Duck Hunt, a floral arrangement Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, an NES pattern and, my personal favorite, a show with a subtle 8-bit stripe.
The lace-up styles include Nintendo game logos on the tongue, NES controller lace caplets and (so very cool) “Game over” printed on the waffle sole of the shoes. Some of the shoes will also be available in children sizes and the team-up will also include things like co-branded t-shirts, backpacks, bags, socks and hats.
All of the shoes and other merchandise has not yet been officially priced. The Vans brand of shoes can be found at your local shoe dealer. The Nintendo line up will arrive this fall.