As a child of the 80s, when Super Mario Bros. was first released, anything with the iconic plumber's image was instantly on my Christmas list. And as an adult, despite being expected to "grow out" of my love for retro video games, I can't help but hold a burning desire for these brand new kicks from Converse. Produced in a partnership with Nintendo, these Mario-themed shoes ooze nostalgia out of every stitch. It's been about half a year since the official 25th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. title for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The timeless classic forever changed the hobby of gaming and many credit the game with bringing video games into the mainstream, and these shoes are meant to honor that triumph. They will be available in both black and white color schemes when they go on sale in July. Converse has also noted that the limited edition kicks will come in a collector's box complete with retro 8-bit styling. No price has yet been revealed, but let's hope they go "old school" on that front as well. [/p] Source Well, now I know what my next pair of Chuck's are gonna be.