Eddie Van Halen Launches EVH Brand Signature Striped Sneakers

Available online at EVHGear.com and in stores now

Photo by FMIC

Legendary rock guitar icon Eddie Van Halen and partner FEA Merchandising are proud to announce the release of EVH Brand Signature Striped Sneakers.

For nearly two decades, Eddie Van Halen fans have been attending Van Halen shows wearing homemade versions of the striped sneakers Eddie wears onstage, modeled after his infamous red- white- and black-striped “Frankenstein” guitar.

“So many people would ask me ‘Where can I get a pair of those?’” Van Halen said. “After hearing that for about 15 years, I figured they were something that people obviously wanted, so making them available and official seemed like a natural progression.”

Three patterns are available—red with black and white stripes, white with black stripes (like the guitar he used in 1978) and black with yellow stripes (like the guitar seen on the back cover of Van Halen II). All three are available in high-top and low-top versions, with the familiar 5150 tag on the spine. They’re classic canvas-style sneakers that have been “road tested” by Eddie over the course of several tours; most recently on Van Halen’s top-grossing 2007/2008 North American arena tour.

EVH Brand Signature Striped Sneakers are now available online at www.EVHGear.com and at department and specialty stores worldwide. They follow in the footsteps (no pun intended) of other EVH signature items such as the Wolfgang™ guitar, 5150™ amplifiers and EVH accessories.