Vans Is Teaming Up With Led Zeppelin on Two Iconic Sneakers
The collaboration between the legendary rock band and the SoCal company also includes apparel and accessories.
BY JONATHAN EVANS | Feb 14, 2019 | Shoes
Good news for fans of both classic rock and classic sneakers: Led Zeppelin's official Twitter account just dropped the news that the band has teamed up with none other than Vans to launch a collaborative capsule collection. On the footwear front, that means new riffs on two very well-known sneakers from Vans' stable.
First up, the Era. The skate-friendly silhouette features a black leather upper emblazoned with the symbols featured in the album art for Led Zeppelin IV. (You know, the ones your stoner-iest high-school friend endlessly pontificated on the meaning of, right after taking a giant bong rip.)
Next, the Sk8-Hi, which also gets the album-cover treatment, this time featuring the image of the Hindenburg from the band's eponymous 1969 debut. Weirdly enough, considering it has a picture of a burning airship printed on the canvas upper, it's actually a little more subtle than the Era. Go figure.
Outside of footwear, there are also what looks to be two Vans x Led Zeppelin tees—one for each album cover—and a baseball cap in the collection. At least, that's what we've learned thus far from Zeppelin's tweet, which is about the only info on the collab that's out there at the moment.
We've reached out to Vans to get more details like pricing and a release date. We'll update this post when we hear back.
From: Esquire US