What comes to your mind when you think of video games and style? Probably not Vans Sneakers, right? Well, that odd combination has come to be a reality because Vans has been creating some interesting friends in the pop culture world. They have come out with numerous lines of different themed shoes that appeal to so many different types of audiences. They have released a Beatles line, Disney, and more. This year, Vans stepped up their game to appeal to gamers’ childhoods through their new Nintendo inspired collection. This new and unique plan is a good way to push gaming culture into this new day and age.
Vans does an amazing job at turning games such as Duck Hunt and Donkey Kong into groovy designs for the new line of shoes. This is exciting news to the awkward gamer in us all. Now we can all be nerds in style. Although the collection doesn’t draw much inspiration from Nintendo’s newest games, they make a fashion statement with familiar faces such as Mario. The shoes come in some of Vans’ trendiest styles like the Old Skools and the Sk8-Hi. The line of shoes is expected to release sometime this summer sometime in June, according to the Euro sneaker store 43 Einhalb. There is no telling what other designs Vans will be inspired to create from this collaboration, but on behalf of all gamers, thanks for keeping us fly!
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Pictures: 43 Einhalb