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Friday
Feb222019

Runnin' with the Devil: New Eddie Van Halen high-top sneakers celebrates his band's 1978 debut

Credit: Joe LengsonVan Halen erupted onto the music scene with their self-titled debut album 41 years ago this month, and to commemorate the band's arrival, a new pair of high-top sneakers featuring a vintage photo of Eddie Van Halen onstage has been made available at the guitar legend's online store.

The EVH brand's 1978 High Top is black with a white rubber sole, decorated with a pic of Eddie playing guitar during Van Halen's '78 tour on the outer side. In addition, a circular badge reading "1978 Eddie Van Halen" appears on the inner ankle area, the EVH logo is featured on the tongue and the back of the sole, and a back panel boasts the black-and-white stripe pattern that's seen on Eddie's classic "Eruption" guitar.

The sneakers are priced at $64.78 and can be purchased at EddieVanHalenStore.com.

Van Halen has been idle since its last tour ended in October 2015, although frontman David Lee Roth hinted in an interview with Vulture this past December that the band would be mounting a new trek this year. No official word about the tour has been announced.

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