June 24, 2021

Puma Looks Ready To Pounce On Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary With Some Nintendo-Branded Sneakers

Not modelled after the plumber's own sensible footwear, we might add.Not modelled after the plumber's own sensible footwear, we might add.
Not modelled after the plumber’s own sensible footwear, we might add.

In recent years we’ve seen sportswear giant Puma getting in on the vidya game action with various crossovers: a couple of years back there was a line of Sonic-styled sneakers, and last year the company teamed up with the Tetris company for a fetching line of Tetris-based footwear (more comfortable than you might imagine given that particular crossover).

Now it seems that Puma and Nintendo are getting together for a similar Super Mario crossover, no doubt as a tie-in for the plumbers upcoming 35th anniversary. As reported by Press Start, a pair of Super Mario sneakers (or trainers as we say around these parts) appeared on Footlocker’s website.

The product page has since been taken down, but not before the internet got a good look at the red and blue footwear:

It seems just a matter of time before these are officially revealed, as rumours of other announcements related to the plumber’s 35th anniversary continue to intensify. Besides the telltale colour scheme, the Super Mario branding is limited to the tongues on each shoe and the cute little Starman on the back. Neat!

Garish? A little too much? Or do those classy, subtle yellow buckles (implying the plumber’s dungaree buttons) have you wondering if you could pull off this look? Let us know if you’d wear these down the pub below.

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