The bliss of spending afternoons on an island paradise where money falls from trees and dreamy acoustic tracks play in the background has made Animal Crossing such a captivating escape. The video game franchise was inextricably associated with the early days of the pandemic, with everyone searching for a parallel universe for a dose of positivity and relaxation. Now, this serendipitous phenomenon will be revived yet again, with Puma giving a teaser of their upcoming collection with Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The collab's campaign offers a glimpse of playful pastel footwear and cozy loungewear, aptly representing the quirkiness and homely comfort of the game. Everything will be dropping this September, so mark those calendars!
Check out the Puma x Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collection below:
Puma x Animal Crossing Wild Rider
Perhaps the pair that are the most sought after among the entire collection are the pastel hued renditions of the Puma Wild Rider. These feature many of the same thoughtfully sought after designs that you would see on its original, but are made more distinct with a dainty Animal Crossing pattern of villagers adorned all over the base of the shoe. The shoe is finished off with an embroidered leaf on the heel and a unique twist on the classic white outsole, with accents coming from the brown gum soles beneath. The end result? Sneakers with a timeless style made just a touch preppier.
Puma x Animal Crossing Suede
If you're looking for something slimmer and more minimalistic, check out the collection's reimagined version of the Puma Suede. The statement shoe features a pastel chunky toothed sole, complete with an off-white canvas exterior. Though much more simplistic and modest compared to the other two styles in the collaboration, the uncomplicated appeal of the Suede will match pretty much any outfit.
Puma x Animal Crossing Future Rider
The collaboration would not be complete without the Future Rider, one of Puma's most distinct silhouettes. The pastel colors on suede together with the cream canvas base of the shoe add softness to the chunky shoe. The grey side accent features a graphic from one of the game's many design elements, juxtaposing the sporty sneaker look with a playful detail.
In addition to the highly sought after sneakers, the collection will also feature hoodies, shirts, and other loungewear. It will feature sizes for both adults and kids alike, all featuring the signature color palette of the game. Overall, this collaboration is surely not one to miss!
The Puma x Animal Crossing New Horizons collaboration is launching this September 18. The collection will be available on Puma.com and select retail stores in the US. For more information, visit Puma’s official website.
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