New “Yellow Submarine” Vans are no “Old Brown Shoe”
On March 1, 2014, one month after the Beatles garner the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys, Vans is releasing its first Fab Four footwear collection. The “Yellow Submarine” line will feature four pairs sporting artwork from the famous Yellow Submarine album and animated film. They will sell for between $65 and $75.
The Sk8-Hi Reissue, the most expensive of the line, includes stylized rendition features stylized likenesses of the four Beatles running up the ankles. The cartoon portraits are reminiscent of those in the movie. Other shoes include psychedelic tableaus from the motion picture.
The slip-ons in this line were inspired by the film’s Sea of Monsters and are adorned with images of trippy, psychedelic marine creatures swimming in a pink sea. The Era Vans feature the quartet in bright, rainbow-colored garb in a yellow garden. The Authentic model has the multi-colored phrase “All you need is love” repeated across the shoes.
This was timed to coincide with this year’s 50th anniversary of their arrival in the US putting them in the spotlight yet again. The Beatles were featured in yet another cover story in Rolling Stone magazine, Ringo was honored recently with an “all-starr” tribute concert held by the David Lynch Foundation and both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the Grammys.
(Images courtesy of Vans)