ASB MAGAZINE: Two iconic brands are teaming up for a special collaboration, Vans and Led Zeppelin are dropping a limited-edition collection of footwear and apparel to mark the 50th anniversary of the British band’s self-titled debut album. Released in January of 1969, Led Zeppelin was produced by Jimmy Page and the nine-track LP would go on to become a classic rock album with Rolling Stone magazine naming it number 29 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The four-piece Vans x Led Zeppelin Collection celebrates the band’s legacy with two pairs of specially-designed shoes, a graphic tee and a hat. The classic Vans “Era” sneakers are re-imagined with the band members’ individual logos and motifs stamped on the black leather upper. The “Sk8-Hi,” meantime, features Zeppelin album art printed along the side panels of suede and leather high-tops. Both pairs of shoes come with a custom Vans x Led Zeppelin shoebox.
Two apparel pieces are also available: a long-sleeve T-shirt with the original album artwork printed on the front, and an adjustable trucker hat, also printed with the album art – which depicts the Hindenburg airship disaster from 1937.
The Vans collection isn’t the only collaboration Led Zeppelin released for its 50th anniversary. The band also partnered up with Burton on a limited-edition “Misty Mountain Hop” snowboard, inspired by the Zeppelin song of the same name. The snowboard sold out almost immediately upon release last month.
The Vans x Led Zeppelin collection will be available for a limited time with the collection on-sale in select Vans retail stores, wholesale locations and online at Vans.com.au and store.ledzeppelin.com