Custom Nike Dunk Lows Inspired by Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Bros’


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Andrew Chiou (@andu.c)

The classic Nike Dunk Lows have been completely refashioned by shoe designer Andrew Chiou. Titled What the Super Mario, these mismatched sneakers are inspired by The Super Mario Bros. movie—due to release in April—and all of the characters from the iconic game series. Each section of the low-top shoe design is filled with colors and patterns that evoke the aesthetics of Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Yoshi, and more characters, not to mention items and motifs from iconic stages in the game.

Chiou shared his customized sneakers on his Instagram with the caption, “Mashup of some of my favorite characters/ items in Super Mario.” Although it may be hard to unpack the assortment of colors and motifs, each section can be traced to certain aspects of the game. For instance, on the top of the right shoe is a large question mark over a yellow background, referencing the Mystery Box graphic. Similarly, a panel on the inside of the left shoe features a red polka dot pattern similar to the mushrooms in the game and the character Toad.

There is a myriad of clever touches sewn into the design which showcase Chiou's attention to detail and love for the Super Mario universe. Princess Peach's pink gown can be seen in the tongue of the left shoe, for example, and Donkey Kong's fur is represented with a suede-looking material that wraps around the back of the right shoe. The shoes wouldn't be complete, however, without a nod to Mario himself, which Chiou does with the red heel of the left shoe, which sports the same distinct M that Mario wears on his cap.

Right now, the Super Mario sneakers are only conceptual, but the buzz it’s getting lead to more in the future. You can see more custom designs on Chiou's website and keep up to date with his latest creations by following him on Instagram.

Shoe designer Andrew Chiou created a custom pair of Nike Dunk Lows inspired by the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie.

Andrew Chiou: Instagram | Roommate
Nike: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
h/t: [Hypebeast]

All images via Andrew Chiou.

Related Articles:

Nike Teases Air Jordan 1 Mid Sneakers With Color-Changing Heat Reactive Fabric

The Ultra-Convenient ‘Nike GO FlyEase’ Is the First “Hands-Free” Sneaker

Nike Closes Corporate Headquarters for a Week To Give Employees a Mental Health Break

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
Become a
My Modern Met Member
As a member, you'll join us in our effort to support the arts.
Become a Member
Explore member benefits

Sponsored Content