Super Mario Oddities

25 years of wackiness inspired by the legendary Nintendo game, from lost levels to breakfast food to pop art.

Posted by  | Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nintendo Shoes
With these vintage Nintendo shoes, you could wear a beautiful illustration of Mario exactly where no one would ever see him — on the soles of your feet. Twelve numbered circles that look like buttons accompanied Mario on that pink rubber sole, which also contained a “Power Pad.” Meanwhile, on the top side, the words “The Legend of Zelda” spanned the very 1980s Velcro straps, and an illustration of Princess Peach throwing an egg at a green creature embellished the sides.

It’s very possible that these shoes represent the most complete physical manifestation of 1980s kids’ fashion ever created. May they never haunt your dreams like they have mine.

Photos: The Mushroom Kingdom

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. lesinge32 Says:

    as a fellow love of old school video games you should check out the pac man video this swiss artist made!… also tetris, pong, space invaders

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  3. Guest Says:

    How about Communist Mario?

  4. GamesOgre Says:

    That's a fantastic collection of weird Mario stuff. I agree, that control-Mario-by-hand video is amazing!