As we wait for Nintendo’s new console, set to release in 2017, the Japanese gaming company surprise us with an unexpected collaboration with shoe manufacturer Vans. Meet the Nintendo Vans Shoe.
There is an entire lineup of shoes in the collection that releases June 3. From Legend of Zelda to Donkey Kong, and of course, Mario, you can choose the shoe that is right for you. The lineup pays homage to Nintendo games from the 80’s, when the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System dominated the scene.
Vans noted in a press release –
“To present a throwback-styled, head-to-toe look, the Vans x Nintendo collaboration extends into apparel and accessory items for men and women. Co-branded tees, backpacks, bags, socks, and hats are offered in prints that tie back to the classic footwear.”
Nintendo aims to add variety to its lineup of products with this move. The Wii U didn’t get the response the company had hoped for since release, but the company is striking deals with others, like the one with Universal that will put Nintendo characters and brands in their theme parks.
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