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Look Book | VANS x Nintendo Collection

Look Book | VANS x Nintendo Collection


Gamers rejoice! Time to 1UP your wardrobe with this extensive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories celebrating the early days of video games!

VANS presents this collection of exclusive graphic prints using 8-bit inspired artwork and characters from Super Mario Bros., Duck HuntDonkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, as well as an assortment inspired by Nintendo’s first console, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Set to release mid-June, this coveted collection will be available in adults and children’s sizing, making it ideal for Vans and Nintendo fans of all generations


Stand out pieces are the white classic hi-tops (2nd image), black and white slides featuring the over the top, GAME OVER! (below) and the Princess Peach style (above).

The Vans x Nintendo Classic footwear assortment kicks off with four variations of the Authentic silhouette. Travel to the Mushroom Kingdom for the first colourway, the Super Mario Bros. Tie-Dye, which showcases an all-over character print of Mario alongside several “power-ups” and the villainous Goomba over an 8-bit tie-dye pattern. A second colour-up features the original damsel in distress, Princess Peach, awaiting rescue from her brave hero. Duck Hunt comes to life atop a digi-camo backdrop featuring the hunting dog and flying duck, and the final execution of the Authentic is an ode to Donkey Kong and incorporates imagery from its first level to present the title character in a unique floral arrangement. Vans’ iconic lace-free silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, appears in the sneaker lineup with graphics and quotes from The Legend of Zelda. A Sidestriped trio of the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Slim for women pay homage to the NES with prints and colors inspired by the console. Lace-up styles are trimmed with special details including Nintendo game logos on the tongue label and NES controller lace caplets. For the greatest feature, kick up your heels to reveal Vans iconic waffle sole printed with ‘Game Over!’

The Vans x Nintendo collection will be available to gamers in Canada June 17. Travel through the warp zone and visit to shop or find a store near you.


Photos: Vans

Julio Reyes

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