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There’s no shortage of options for those who want to wear some Animal Crossing-themed apparel, with Cakeworthy, UNIQLO, and Graph being just a few of the many brands and retailers that have partnered with Nintendo to bring you all manner of shirts, dresses, and hoodies. But what about footwear?

That’s where Puma steps up. The company, which previously releases Super Mario Bros. and NES-styled shoes, teased an upcoming collaboration with Nintendo and Animal Crossing: New Horizons today.

The official reveal is very vague, but thankfully, Sneaker Freaker has offered a first look at the new collection, which “will feature styles for both adults and kids.” The sneakers are a special edition variant of PUMA’s Wild Rider line and incorporate the game’s soft pastel aesthetic with calming greens and blues. Both the PUMA logo and the Animal Crossing leaf logo are visible on the back, and inside the sole, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons logo can be seen near the heel. “Suede and Future Rider” sets are set to accompany the Wild Rider line.


There’s also a hoodie featuring a variety of faces of the game’s most recognizable villagers on the back, presented in stylish line art.


News regarding the game itself has been fairly quiet of late, besides a small content update in July and a recent patch. Nintendo has promised, however, that “more free content for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is currently in development for later this year.”

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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!