Vans to release four pairs of David Bowie-branded shoes

David Bowie (Image credit: David Warner Ellis/Redferns - Getty)

Vans have revealed that they’ll release a new range of David Bowie footwear.

The company are keeping the cards close to their chest as to what we can expect, with only a pair of Bowie-branded Ziggy Stardust Sk8-Hi showing on their website.

However, three other pairs – Slip-On 47 V DX, Old Skool and Era – have been leaked online, which appear to be based around Bowie's Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and Space Oddity.

Vans are asking fans to register on the website to be alerted when the collection becomes available (opens in new tab).

Check out all four pairs below.

The range comes hot on the heels of last month's collaboration between Led Zeppelin and Vans, which includes two pairs of officially licensed shows, a t-shirt and baseball cap (opens in new tab). The range has been designed to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary. 

Earlier this month, a demo tape thought to contain Bowie’s first recording of Starman sold at auction for £41,000 (opens in new tab).

The tape had been packed away in a loft for almost 50 years and contains a total of 18 tracks, including unheard demos of Moonage Daydream and Hang Onto Yourself.

A Bowie vinyl box set titled Spying Through A Keyhole featuring nine previously unreleased demos will go on sale on April 5 via Parlaphone.

David Bowie: Spying Through A Keyhole (opens in new tab)

David Bowie: Spying Through A Keyhole (opens in new tab)
This David Bowie vinyl box set will be released in April and features nine previously unreleased demos, including the earliest known versions of Space Oddity.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.