Sporting brand PUMA has revealed that it is collaborating with Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons to release a new collection of sneakers and hoodies. Details are scarce, and the company has yet to announce the full collection or release date. However, a few official images show off the special edition suede sneaker. [Thanks, Sneakerfreaker!]
Animal Crossing is, of course, no stranger to the world of collaborative apparel and merchandise. Earlier this year, Build-a-bear revealed a new line of plush toys featuring Tom Nook, Isabelle, and K.K. Slider. Around the same time, clothing brand UNIQLO also revealed a collection of shirts and pants featuring the game’s most prominent characters and quotes. However, it’s safe to say that this is the first time Animal Crossing: New Horizons has released collaborative footwear.
Currently, two products are confirmed as part of the PUMA Animal Crossing collection: a special edition Wild Rider sneaker, and a light-turquoise hoodie with several Animal Crossing characters printed on the back. Additionally, PUMA is reportedly planning to reveal two more special editions of its Future Rider and Suede sneakers as part of the collaboration.
The Wild Rider sneaker in particular features the Animal Crossing: New Horizons and signature leaf logo printed inside, with character graphics printed on the outside. Furthermore, it comes with an alternate pair of light green shoelaces.
You can get a better look at the sneaker and hoodie in the screenshots below:
The PUMA Animal Crossing collaboration collection currently has no confirmed release date, price, or lineup. PUMA plans to release further information about the collection at a later date.