Vans Powers Up with a New Nintendo Collection!

Vans and Nintendo Team Up for the Ultimate Adventure in Footwear
and Apparel

CYPRESS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gamers, it’s time to power up as Vans and Nintendo, the ultimate
two-player partnership, unveil an extensive collection of footwear,
apparel and accessories celebrating the early days of video games. Vans
presents exclusive graphic prints using 8-bit inspired artwork and
characters from Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, Donkey
Kong
and The Legend of Zelda, as well as an assortment
inspired by Nintendo’s first console, the Nintendo Entertainment System
(NES). Set to release June 3, this coveted collection will be available
in adults and children’s sizing, making it ideal for Vans and Nintendo
fans of all generations.


The Vans x Nintendo Classic footwear assortment kicks off with four
variations of the Authentic silhouette. Travel to the Mushroom Kingdom
for the first colorway, the Super Mario Bros. Tie-Dye, which
showcases an all-over character print of Mario alongside several
“power-ups” and the villainous Goomba over an 8-bit tie-dye pattern. A
second color-up features the original damsel in distress, Princess
Peach, awaiting rescue from her brave hero. Duck Hunt comes to
life atop a digi-camo backdrop featuring the hunting dog and flying
duck, and the final execution of the Authentic is an ode to Donkey
Kong
and incorporates imagery from its first level to present the
title character in a unique floral arrangement. Vans’ iconic lace-free
silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, appears in the sneaker lineup with
graphics and quotes from The Legend of Zelda. A Sidestriped trio
of the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Slim for women pay homage to the NES
with prints and colors inspired by the console. Lace-up styles are
trimmed with special details, including Nintendo game logos on the
tongue label and NES controller lace caplets. For the greatest feature,
kick up your heels to reveal Vans iconic waffle sole printed with ‘Game
Over!’

To present a throwback-styled, head-to-toe look, the Vans x Nintendo
collaboration extends into apparel and accessory items for men and
women. Co-branded tees, backpacks, bags, socks and hats are offered in
prints that tie back to the Classic footwear.

Vans invites the newest generation to join in on the fun with sneaker
styles sized down to youth and toddler fits. Tiny tykes can get their
hands on patterns designed just for kids with characters from Mario
Kart
and Super Mario across the Sk8-Hi Zip, Classic Slip-on
and Authentic.

The Vans x Nintendo collection is available to all gamers around the
world with the collection available this Friday in the US and at
international retailers throughout the month. Travel through a warp zone
and visit vans.com/Nintendo to shop or find a store near you.

#VansxNintendo

About Vans

Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is
the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans
authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries
through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international
offices. Vans also owns and operates nearly 600 retail locations
around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports
lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the
support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive
events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®,
the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool PartyVans
Custom Culture
, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’
cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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site.

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Contacts

For Vans
Michelle Corona, 714-889-6744
Michelle_Corona@vfc.com
or
Golin
for Nintendo

Gretchen Higgins, 212-373-6014
ghiggins@golin.com