Our fashion aficionado Link has donned a variety of fabulous footwear – Iron Boots, Pegasus Boots, Hover Boots… and while their powers and uses may astonish, none are as stylish as these hand-painted Zelda shoes! Although, it would be pretty weird if Link wore shoes with himself painted on them.

DeviantArt user and retro fan shikamaru-link used acrylics to recreate the iconic screenshot at the start of the original NES Legend of Zelda on one side of each shoe, and official artwork of the game on the other. Hit the jump for more images!

The detail and colours of the artwork is beautiful, and the accuracy of replicating the original source is very commendable. The screenshot is also very convincing – I wonder if you can plug in a controller somewhere?

Source: DeviantArt
Via: Sprite Stitch