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These Are The Shoes Mario Fans Have Been Waiting For

Super Mario Bros.' 35th anniversary has been celebrated in many ways, including Mario-themed Lego sets and a new Game & Watch portable device, and it appears the celebrations aren't over yet. Nintendo and Puma are collaborating to release Super Mario-themed sneakers based on the games included in the controversial Super Mario 3D All-Stars.


Info on the sneakers was originally leaked in mid-September, but the shoes' original release date eventually received a delay. However, on Nov. 16, Puma officially announced the full line of sneakers on its website, where the shoes were discussed in more detail.

The upcoming sneakers, launching November 27, are based on Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxyall of which comprised the collection in Super Mario 3D All-Stars. The first pair of sneakers are the Future Rider Super Mario 64 sneakers, which feature a classic Mario color palette. The sneakers are white, with vibrant red and blue throughout. For added charm, Puma has included tags of Mario with the iconic Wing Cap from Super Mario 64.


There are two pairs of sneakers based on Super Mario Sunshine, which include the Clyde and RS-Dreamer Super Mario Sunshine sneakers. These pairs "feature details from the water-filled game" and sport prominent colors from Super Mario Sunshine, including gold and blue. The shoes also have tags of Mario with the F.L.U.D.D. device, which was used to help Mario clean up Isle Delfino.

Finally, Puma will release the RS-Fast Super Mario Galaxy shoes. Unlike the previous shoes, this pair of sneakers has a darker color palette, prominently featuring black and blue. They also feature a "metallic silver with a galactic print."

Puma is also releasing a pair of sneakers with an NES theme, called the Future Rider Nintendo Entertainment System. These shoes are primarily gray and black, but also feature hints of red and NES controller tags.

Puma hasn't listed prices for the shoes yet. However, given how close the launch date is, fans will find out soon enough.

The shoes do look very sleek, and their colors are highly reminiscent of the trilogy of games. With Puma as a leading brand in sports apparel, they are likely to be practical for physical activity as well. For any athletic Super Mario fans out there, these shoes are no doubt a great collector's item.


Plus, Super Mario 3D All-Stars includes three of Nintendo's best games ever made. While Super Mario Sunshine isn't regarded quite as highly as Super Mario 64 or Super Mario 64, the three are considered game changers of their eras. The games are also part of what 47% of gamers believe to be the best gaming franchises of all-time, according to a National Today poll.