Nintendo teams up with Converse

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  1. gloweyjoey
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    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.
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    Well, now I know what my next pair of Chuck's are gonna be.
     


  2. ZaeZae64

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    Check the flag dumby
    In my opinion I find those shoes to be extremely ugly. Even without the Mario Sprites I dislike them.
     
  3. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    *drools*

    I bought the Batman/Joker Converse... and I think I'll buy these too!
     
  4. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

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    I would buy these if they had them in low top chucks. I don't like the high tops.
     
  5. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    Not saying the shoes are ugly, but it wouldn't be something I would wear.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

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    Meh, I'll go out and say they're fugly.

    I think the design of the shoe itself is pretty ugly and the design is very mediocre.

    Only good pair of these I've seen were I think my friend owned a pair with the Wish You Were Here album art on them (Pink Floyd album for those who are musically challenged).
     
  7. azntiger

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    Same. I don't like these type of shoes.
     
  8. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    those shoes are awesome 0_0 it's a shame they wont appear in europe though, i have a pair of converse but they aren't special or anything, but these are one of a kind, complete geekness [​IMG]
     
  9. ZaeZae64

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    Yeah that's my main issue with the shoe.
    why does Nintendo always seem to like using the worst things when they advertise?
     
  10. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    They chose to use Converse because their old and alot of other companies have used converse for this.
     
  11. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    I feel sorry for those who don't know Wish You Were Here or Pink Floyd as a whole.

    The shoe is pretty ugly though. It is a very lazy design. Why just Mario sprites? Why wasn't more thought put in to every aspect. At best, these would be bought to be put on a collectors shelf and never seen again.
     
  12. jefffisher

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    those shoes are ugly as hell i love nintendo and converse but i just don't think i can wear them.
    if the box is cool i might be a pair as a collectible
     
  13. gloweyjoey
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    There are some with Dark Side of The Moon , Animals, and The Wall art work too.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Also, the design is from 1917 and was a Basketball shoe.
     
  14. Raika

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    This honestly looks terrible, no matter how much I try to like it, I just can't.
     
  15. FrozenIndignation

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    Not even nostalgia can blind me so deeply as to want something so putrid. [​IMG]
     
  16. Westside

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    Air force ones are way better:
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  17. jerome27

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    Hideous.
     
  18. Forstride

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    Nah, those are definitely worse. Seriously.

    On-Topic: I can picture it now...Hoards of nerdy scene kids will flock to the store to buy these, even though they look absolutely hideous.
     
  19. KingdomBlade

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    Fuck, I want those Dark Side of the Moon shoes. Design is really nice.

    The Nintendo one looks like shit. It's exclusively for overly loyal fanboyish idiots.
     
  20. wasim

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    IMO converse are better without any pictures