Vans has collaborated with game company giant, Nintendo, to add another classic to its long line of pop culture inspired shoes.
The renowned footwear brand has taken inspiration from iconic titles like "Super Mario" and "Donkey Kong" to launch its new Nintendo Collection. Vans has combined its classic footwear models with Nintendo's legendary 8-bit designs to create the ultimate kicks for video game geeks.
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The renowned shoe brand offers four footwear designs under the Authentic silhouette. The first one is the "Super Mario Bros." Tie-Dye, which showcases the famous Italian plumber, its mushroom, star and flower power-ups and the iconic villain, Goomba, all in its original 8-bit glory. The second design is another "Super Mario Bros." themed shoe featuring the lovely Princess Peach in her classic pink-and-yellow color combination.
Meanwhile, the third design pays homage to the famous "Duck Hunt" game, including the hunting dog and the ducks, of course. Then, there is the "Donkey Kong" inspired Vans, which features floral print. Vans has also included a high-cut shoe in the collection with Nintendo's classic NES controller design all over it. Additonally, all the shoes have the words "Game Over!" written on its soles.
The last thing you will see as I stomp on your head! Yeah! So excited for Friday!@joystiq #vansxnintendo pic.twitter.com/5ljZDsq4bw — NintendEmz (@AwesEmz) June 1, 2016
Endgadget reported that Vans has given them a closer look at the footwear brand's latest collection. According to the site, the sneakers also come in stylish boxes and one actually looks like a NES game console.
The Nintendo Collection will be available for a limited time only, a Vans spokeperson told Endgadget. The sneakers will come in both kid and adult sizes and will range from $37 to $70 per pair.
Vans will also be offering more than just sneakers in their Nintendo-inspired lineup. Backpacks, caps, flip flops, socks and tees will also be available for purchase as well. The Vans Nintendo Collection will be available on the online store by Friday, June 3, 2016.