LED ZEPPELIN PARTNERS WITH VANS FOR NEW OFFICIAL SNEAKERS

February 14, 2019
John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin in 2012

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Led Zeppelin has teamed up with Vans to launch a new sneaker line featuring two distinct styles. The band posted photos of the new shoes on social media, but so far, no street date has been announced for the line.

Esquire.com posted a review of both sneakers in the line plus pictures: https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/a26324799/vans-led-zeppelin-s...

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.

SIDE NOTES

Robert Plant will headline the March 7th "Love Rocks" all-star benefit at New York City's Beacon Theatre. Jambands.com reported that the third-annual event "raises money for God’s Love We Deliver -- which provides meals for those living with illness in the NYC area."

Among the other artists slated to appear are Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons, Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal, Lukas Nelson, Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall II, Ivan Neville, Larkin Poe, former Yankee Bernie Williams, among others -- including some "surprise guests."

The evening’s house band will feature musical director Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Eric Krasno, Larry Campbell, Steve Gadd, Shawn Pelton, and Jeff Young. The event will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and Martin Short.