It always irritates me when things I really want aren’t sold in the US, mainly because the cost of getting something imported is insane. I’ve been known to pay upwards of $45 just to get a DVD shipped from Europe since it couldn’t be found in the US. Its not very often I have stuff imported (I would quickly go broke if I did it a lot), but sometimes it is just necessary and I suspect that this is one of those times because the Super Mario Bros shoes below are awesome!
In the past, I have posted some really cool Super Mario Bros themed shoes including some neat Super Mario Bros heels (here is another pair I like just as much) as well as some Paper Mario VANS sneakers. However, unlike those, these Super Mario Bros themed Converse One Star shoes are going to be available to the masses, at least assuming you live in Japan.
These shoes come in red or green depending on if you want the old 8-bit Mario or 8-bit Bowser and the feature a Super Star on the side replacing the normal Converse Star.
Apparently if you can find them in Japan, they are running in the area of 20,000 yen or $195. At that price, I think I can live without them because by the time I got done with the import costs and everything, I wouldn’t be surprised if the total cost ended up closer to $300 and that is just crazy for Mario shoes. I will never pay that much for shoes!
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[via Fashionably Geek]