Old-school Nintendo fans will want to get a look at Puma’s latest launch
Get a sneak peek at these new Super Mario-inspired kicks.
Dust off your old Nintendos, millennials, because this news is for you. Puma is releasing Super Mario-inspired sneakers in honor of the game’s 35th anniversary. Dubbed The Super Mario 64, these brightly colored red, blue and white kicks will be available on Friday at 10 a.m. ET.
Where can I buy these sneakers?
The Super Mario 64 will be available at Puma.com, Puma stores and select shops like Foot Locker, retailing for $125. Junior sizing is also available, with a slightly lower price of $100. If you order from Foot Locker, you can snag free shipping on the sneakers.
What can I expect from The Super Mario 64?
Peek inside the shoe and you’ll find themed graphics featuring Super Mario and the game’s logo spelled out in colorful lettering. The tongue of the sneakers also displays the Super Mario logo, and the back of the shoe has the Super Star symbol (aka that cool game feature that makes players invincible).
The sneakers offer a textured foam strip at the midsole and a sticky outsole for extra grip.
Other ways to celebrate Super Mario’s anniversary
Is this news putting you in the Super Mario spirit? Nintendo has several other offerings to celebrate their iconic character’s birthday, including a Super Mario-themed clothing line from Uniqlo and more game-inspired apparel from Black Milk Clothing (due out October 5th). There’s also a Jenga: Super Mario Edition, which offers a real-life spin on the game, out now.
Photo: Foot Locker