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Go ahead and Jump… in a pair of Eddie Van Halen's 1978 High Tops

Eddie Van Halen has added to his footwear range by launching his new 1978 High Tops.

The guitarist has previously released pairs of shoes designed around his famous Eruption guitar in red and white, yellow and black, and black and white.

But the new pair sport a completely different design and have been released to mark the 41st anniversary of Van Halen’s self-titled debut album.

The outer side of the shoe features a live photo of Eddie playing guitar on Van Halen’s first world tour, while the inner side has ‘1978’ displayed in a circular badge. 

The Eddie Van Halen logo also appears on both the tongue and back sole, and the shoe is now available to purchase from the guitar icon’s online store (opens in new tab).

Check out a couple of product shots below.

Last week, it was revealed that Led Zeppelin had teamed up with Vans (opens in new tab) for two pairs of officially licensed shoes, along with a t-shirt and baseball cap.

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.