Vans and Nintendo Are Partnering on a Retro Gaming Sneaker Line

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Vans and Nintendo are joining forces to combine retro style with 8-bit gaming. Vans will release a new collection of Sk8-Hi (high-top), Old Skool (low-top), and Slip-On sneakers emblazoned with iconic video game characters and imagery from Nintendo.

The new Vans x Nintendo Collection features vintage games like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and Duck Hunt, along with Mario and Princess Peach character sneakers. There’s even a pair of Vans Sk8-Hi covered in images of the original NES controller. In addition to the sneaker line, Vans will also release Nintendo-inspired sandals and T-shirts.

This isn’t the first time Vans has introduced a bit of pop culture into its kicks. In the past, the shoe company has released limited-edition Star Wars, Marvel Comics, The Beatles, and Disney sneakers. They even released a collection of Late Night Snacks.

Vans x Nintendo Collection will launch in stores and online this June.

[h/t Sole Collector]