Vans and Nintendo revealed their partnership earlier this week and unveiled an extensive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories that pack a nostalgia punch for fans.
Vans presents exclusive graphic prints using 8-bit inspired artwork and characters from Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, Donkey 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 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 Classic footwear line features four variations of Vans Authentic silhouette:
The Sk8-Hi and Sk8-Hi Slim pay homage to the NES with prints and colors inspired by the console. The Lace-up styles are trimmed with special details which include the 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 collaboration extends into apparel and accessory items for men and women with co-branded tees, backpacks, bags, socks and hats are available in prints that tie back to the Classic footwear.
With sneaker styles sized down to youth and toddler fits, the new generation can easily join in fun that is the Vans x Nintendo collection with patterns designed just for kids with characters from Mario Kart and Super Mario across the Sk8-Hi Zip, Classic Slip-on and Authentic sneakers.
The Vans x Nintendo collection is available to all gamers around the world with the collection available today in the US and at international retailers throughout the month of June. Simply visit vans.com/nintendo to shop or find a store near you.
And don’t forget to tag your purchase from the Vans x Nintendo collection with the official hashtag—#VansxNintendo.
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates nearly 600 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere.
For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.