Mario is a gaming character that has managed to survive the test of time, still recognizable by kids even though Super Mario Brothers was released 25 years ago. In honor of the game's 25th anniversary (which officially happened late last year) Nintendo has teamed up with another classic, Converse, for a special pair of Chuck Taylors with tiny 8-bit Marios on them.

The shoes will officially go on sale in Japan next month. No word on when or if we'll see them in the US.

What do you think? Could you see yourself wearing a pair of these?

[via DVICE]