There might already be too many throwback-themed pieces out there, but we don’t ever seem to get enough. Just recently, Vans and Nintendo teamed up to bring us straight to the earlier gaming days. Adopting the inspiration from iconic games like Super Mario, Donkey Kong, and Legend of Zelda, the extensive collection includes an array of footwear, apparel and accessories that will take us to travel back to the pixelated era and beyond.
The Vans x Nintendo Classic footwear line consist variations of the Authentic, the Classic Slip-On and the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Slim. 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, a NES pattern and a show with a subtle 8-bit stripe. Whereas the lace-up styles include Nintendo game logos on the tongue, NES controller lace caplets and playful "Game over" printed on the waffle sole of the shoes.
While it might be a bit juvenile by design, but we guess that’s where the appeal lies—to take us on a complete trip to the good old 8 bit gaming days. The collection is expected to be released on June 3 via Vans’ official website.