Puma to release a pair of Animal Crossing-themed merchandise in their newest campaign

Animal Crossing Shoes
Animal Crossing Shoes (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Puma is an international fashion company who produces clothing, shoes, and sport merchandise.
  • They recently revealed that they would be collaborating with Nintendo to produce Animal Crossing merchandise.
  • No clear release date for their new collection has been revealed.

Update: Puma has confirmed the release of the rumored sneakers, and stated that the full collection will release on September 18, 2021.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons lets players customize their style, their home, and even their entire island, just the way they want. Personal creative expression is a core mechanic of the game and is encouraged through the wide variety of clothing, headgear and shoe styles. Players can wear whatever kinds of clothing they feel comfortable in, no matter their gender expression, and it allows for every player's experience to be completely unique.

The clothing and shoe company, Puma, recently hinted in a tweet that they would be collaborating with Nintendo to produce some Animal Crossing: New Horizons merchandise.

While Puma did not officially announce the extent of this upcoming collection or what it entails, some images of sneakers and a hoodie have popped up on the fashion fan website, sneakerfreaker.com.

Animal Crossing Sneakers (Image credit: Sneaker Freaker)

Animal Crossing Hoodie (Image credit: Sneaker Freaker)

Source: Sneaker Freaker

Of course, these images have not been officially confirmed by Puma themselves, so we can't say for sure that this is what will be sold on the market. No release date has been announced for the clothing collection, but we'll be sure to keep you updated as soon as more information is released.

What kind of video game merchandise do you enjoy wearing? What kind of merchandise would you like to see from clothing companies? Let us know in the comments below!

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.