Nintendo Teams up with Vans to Make Gaming-Themed Sneakers


They won’t give you Mario’s jumping skills, but they look cool!

The latest collectible Nintendo merchandise is much more family friendly than the handgun that looks like a Zapper. Nintendo are collaborating with shoe manufacturer Vans for a line of gaming-themed sneakers.

Vans have done pop-culture themed collections like their Star Wars shoes before, and Nintendo games are the next to be featured on the popular skate shoes. This new lineup features art based on The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. and even classic NES controllers.

The current collection can be viewed at German sneaker store 43einhalb. This website ships to other countries, but it’s likely that this collection will be sold on the official Vans website and at their licensed stores.

This line of Nintendo-themed sneakers will launch in June, and according to Solecollector there are more designs that haven’t been revealed yet. Which gaming franchise would you like to see get its own line of sneakers? Let us know in the comments.


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