It’s-a me, the Red Wing Ultimate Plumber’s Boot, AKA Mario’s Boots. Yes, Mario from the Nintendo video games where you jump on animated mushroom-like creatures called Goombas.
It makes sense that Nintendo would ask Red Wing to craft a real pair of Mario’s Work Boots to commemorate the new Super Mario Bros. Movie, so you can jump on real mushrooms on your way to the movie theatre. It’s potentially the most anticipated animated movie of the last decade, and Nintendo has been sure to whip Mario fans into a frenzy with a range of promo activity, including the opening of Super Nintendo World in Universal Studio’s Hollywood. And when it comes to makin’ boots, there are few brands as iconic and recognizable as Red Wing.
This tangible rendition of Mario’s Boots are faithful to Mario’s shoe silhouette, but crafted from Red Wing’s quality leathers. I mean, these are literally the perfect shoes to cosplay Mario in, no? Or it would be sick if they issued them to the people who wear the Mario costume at Universal or something. It’s too bad they’re not for sale, we could see this being a hot, niche item among fashion-heads of a certain age, especially considering people have genuinely and un-ironically worn those Astro Boy boots lately. We’re sure there are also some enthusiasts of both Red Wing and Super Mario that would relish the chance to put these on display.
The Ultimate Plumber’s Boots are detailed with gigantic reinforced toe box, heel-pad made from innovative mushroom-infused material (perfect for launching yourself upward and over dangerous enemies crossing your path, just don’t try to eat them), and three-hole lacing.