Nintendo x Vans: My wallet is ready

Thomas Wellburn
May 4, 2016

When gaming and fashion cross paths, the results are not always a match made in heaven. Thankfully, the new Vans x Nintendo collaboration solves this with perhaps some of the best looking gaming themed trainers we’ve seen in a while.

The shoes seem to hark back to the good ol’ days, with various designs taking inspiration from the 8-bit era. Often seen as Nintendo’s golden age, it was a time of classic Zelda titles such as A Link to the Past and Donkey Kong. And Duck Hunt… Never forget Duck Hunt.

The collection is still yet to be fully revealed, with more expected to show up in June. For now, Vans has released a handful of solid designs for us to feast over. Most of the designs are striking with only one pair being truly understated; there’s even a bright pink-coloured Peach variant for the ladies. Just a hint; I’ll be snapping up the NES hi-tops as soon as they go on sale.

Typically, Nintendo stray away from things such as cross-collaboration, though after their recent embrace of smartphone gaming, things seem to be changing down in Kyoto.

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