Animal Crossing™: New Horizons has sold over 32 million copies worldwide, and is the second-best selling game on the Nintendo Switch. The incredibly popular life simulation game features cute animal characters on an idealistic island, where you're encouraged to while away hours building and decorating a home for yourself and your neighbours. You can also stay busy catching bugs, fishing, diving for sea creatures and travelling to foreign islands to meet new friends!
It's no wonder that PUMA wanted to get in on the action, and on September 18 they're dropping a collab with Nintendo's Animal Crossing that features both sneakers and clothing for the fans. They've been teasing for a while on Twitter:
The Puma x Animal Crossing™: New Horizons Sneaker Collection
Animal Crossing™: New Horizons PUMA Suede | 382962-01
The popular Suede model has been given a soft beige suede upper, and a triple formstrip featuring the well-known Animal Crossing leaf graphic. A translucent sole, a tongue label with debossed co-branding and a leaf hangtag all add to the overall look of the sneaker.
Animal Crossing™: New Horizons PUMA Wild Rider | 383070-01
The Wild Rider model, inspired by city life, incorporates the hustle and bustle of the island in a beige nylon upper featuring an Animal Crossing resident print. Maybe one of your favourite islanders (like Raymond) is in there?
Pastel green, blue and sand suede overlays come together in a natural, complementary colourscheme, with a translucent formstrip, and both an embroidered leaf on the heel and embossed leaf on the tongue label add a cute touch to the look. A white midsole and gum outsole round off the sneaker.
Animal Crossing™: New Horizons PUMA Future Rider | 382960-01
The final sneaker model in the pack, the adventurous Future Rider, features a pastel pink, mint green, baby blue and creamy yellow combination of nylon, canvas and suede overlays for a properly varied look!
Like the Wild Rider, the silhouette also features a leaf graphic on the heel, debossed this time, and a side TPU piece alos nods to the game's design elements.
As a cute bonus, all three sneakers come with additional laces that are delivered in a canvas bag inspired by the bell bag seen in the game.
The Animal Crossing™: New Horizons PUMA Clothing Collection
Coming out alongside the kicks are matching clothes that include a hoodie adorned with the game's cute characters, a tee with all-over leaf patterns (reminscent of Tom Nook's famous Aloha shirt), a long-sleeved t-shirt, sweatpants, and shorts.
All the clothing comes in the signature colour palette of Animal Crossing, with pastel blues and greens taking centre stage.
The Animal Crossing™: New Horizons x PUMA Collection Release Date
The collection will be available from 18 September 2021 at 00:00AM from PUMA and other selected retailers.