Vans and Nintendo Link Up for One Seriously Nostalgic Collaborative Pack [PHOTOS]

Always the ones to pay homage to pop culture (and do so correctly), legendary brand Vans joins forces with Nintendo to reminisce on the good ol’ days of video gaming with their all-new line of commemorative sneakers. Highlighting some of Nintendo’s more notable characters of their gaming universe was the goal for the two companies, as they both nail the vintage feel of Nintendo’s graphics mixed with the comfortable approach that Vans brings to its sneakers.

The Authentic, Slip-On, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi are the included silhouettes for the collection, as we see strong representations of Donkey Kong, Mario, Princess Peach and more showcased throughout the capsule. Also featured are graphics of throwback NES controllers and retro Duck Hunt images, in addition to other Super Mario-related graphics throughout.

The Nintendo x Vans pack hasn’t been released in the states yet (you can pick them up here if you can’t bear the wait), but look for these to drop in time for the fall. Take a look at the full pack up top in the gallery now.

Photo Credit: Vans

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