Mario has worn many hats over the years. Plumber. Fighter. Lover. Soon, he’ll be a movie star too, in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie. But let us not forget that Mario is also a fashion icon. After all, those big old shoes of his are pieces of iconic footwear. For all of you out there who have wanted to know what Mario’s badass boots would look like in real life, now you can, thanks to Red Wing Shoes. They’ve created a special pair of Mario boots, just in time for his new animated film.
You can read the official description for the Mario boots from Red Wing Shoes below. Plus, the footwear company shared a video on how they constructed the plumber’s shoes.
Using legacy methods and innovative materials, Red Wing’s skilled craftspeople have brought some of the magic of the Mushroom Kingdom to real life. Mario’s boots are expertly crafted from Red Wing leather, with a reinforced toe box and rounded heel. The heel pad is made with state-of-the-art mushroom-infused materials celebrating Mario’s signature abilities.
These special Mario boots are a prototype. Red Wing revealed them to the world at Nintendo New York on the occasion of MAR10 Day. According to the release, Red Wing “worked with the film’s creative team to translate every on-screen pixel into a real-life stitch.” They include “durable, natural leather and slip-resistant treads.” These boots will be on display at Nintendo’s New York store through April. Right now, these are a one-of-a-kind creation. But who knows? Maybe someday soon, you can put these on and walk around town, with old-school Nintendo game music blasting in your earbuds, imagining yourself as Mario saving the Mushroom Kingdom.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie hits theaters on April 5.