Caveat: Reading this post might induce an unrelenting ear bug featuring the Original Super Mario theme song and an inexplicable desire to swipe the dust off your buried Game Boy.
This summer, PUMA revives the meaning of playfulness with a new pack of 917 inspired by classic platform video games. Remember gorging on mushrooms and speeding through golden rings? The good old days of platform games from the 80s have been resuscitated by PUMA, who have adopted the awkward, block-y graphics dear to many's hearts and childhood, for its May releases. Instead of your regular smooth leather upper in evenly colored strips, the new PUMA 917 has a sketchy quality to it with a printed fabric upper featuring brick prints reminiscent of Super Mario's ultra-flat but ultra-awesome landscape.
If Super Mario was an actual living person and is also a sneakerhead, we are pretty sure these will be his footwear of choice to stomp his enemies out in.These are set to drop in May at ASOS, and no leveling is required to get them!
Release Date: May 2010