Converse Japan wanted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved and massive Super Mario Bros. franchise so they shacked up with Nintendo and birthed these nostalgic gamer kicks. The full title is a mouthful, “Super Mario Bros. x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 25th Anniversary Collection”, or you can just call them Mario Chucks for short.
They come in black and white with a fun 8-bit Mario pattern, paying homage to the original NES version. There is also the Super Mario logo on the tongue. But my favorite detail is the eyes on the Converse star logo which instantly transforms it to the invincibility star item *cue invincibility star music*. They make me want play Mario Kart and ram into everyone in my path! You can rock these July 2011. Check out Super Mario Bros. Tattoo Tuesday.