Eddie Van Halen Releases 1978 High Top Sneaker
The 1978 High Top, as it's called, contains a photograph of Van Halen playing guitar during their first world tour on the side that faces out and "Eddie Van Halen 1978" on the side that faces in. Eddie's EVH logo is displayed on the tongue and the back sole, and the back panel has his famous white-with-black-stripes pattern. They're housed in a box that contains that photograph and his signature. You can see more pictures of the shows below.
You can buy them at his web store for $64.78. They're part of a collection that includes high tops in his red-black-and-white and yellow-and-black designs, with low tops and slip-ons available only with the red-black-and-white look.
And if rumors are true, you'll be able to show off the new shoes during Van Halen's upcoming tour.
Rumors persisted that Van Halen might bring back bassist Michael Anthony for the trek, but Anthony initially said there'd been no contact with the others since the conclusion of their ill-fated 2004 tour. Sammy Hagar revealed last week, however, that the band's management had spoken to Anthony about rejoining Van Halen.