Calling lovers of all things 80s!
Today Vans launches a totally radical collection: The Vans Nintendo Collection!
“Power up as Vans and Nintendo, the ultimate two-player partnership, unveil an extensive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories celebrating the early days of video games. Vans presents exclusive graphic prints using 8-bit inspired artwork and characters from Super Mario Bros.,Duck Hunt, Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda, as well as an assortment inspired by Nintendo’s first console, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Set to release June 3, this coveted collection will be available in adults and children’s sizing, making it ideal for Vans and Nintendo fans of all generations.”
The Vans x Nintendo Collection features four “levels” of the Vans Authentic silhouette, a variety of classic slip-ons and variations of the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Slim styles as well as a range of clothing, backpacks, flip flops and kids sizes.
The feature a true gamer can appreciate? Flip them over to reveal Vans iconic waffle sole printed with ‘Game Over!’
Travel to the Mushroom Kingdom with the Super Mario Bros. Tie-Dye, which features an all-over character print of Mario alongside several “power-ups” and the villainous Goomba over an 8-bit tie-dye pattern.
A second color-up features the original damsel in distress, Princess Peach, awaiting rescue from her brave plumber.
Duck Hunt comes to life atop a digi-camo backdrop featuring the hunting dog and flying duck,
and of course there is an ode to Donkey Kong!
Vans’ iconic lace-free silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, appears in the sneaker line-up with graphics and quotes from The Legend of Zelda.
The Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Slim for women pay homage to the NES with prints and colors inspired by the console.
The full collection is available at Vans.com and select Vans retail locations nationwide.