Heart Pounding Release of The Number of the Beast Sneakers by Vans

Vans x Iron Maiden - The Number  of the Beast

The sneakers that mark 30 years from the release of Iron Maiden’s legendary album, “The Number of the Beast”

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Iron Maiden pivotal album, The Number of the Beast, the title that turned the band into an icon for heavy metal and gave it the God-like status it enjoys to this day.  Few bands can pride themselves with something as huge as this.

(By the way, you can pre-order the anniversary album on Amazon. It will be released on the 19th of November.)

It represented a major milestone for the band, being their first album to reach the top of the charts in the UK and bring them a platinum record in the US.

For that matter, the band wanted to give their fans an opportunity to get their hands on a pair of sneakers designed specially for this event. They just announced the the release of the limited edition Vans x Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi shoes, which, as the Vans website puts it, are instant classics.

Kick ass! I’d go to the slip-on, but the Sk8-Hi definitely has more details and a larger surface on which to showcase that baby.

Check out the pics:

Iron Maiden’s previous business with Vans

As the Maiden fans probably already know, Vans is not at its first collaboration with the living legends. They’ve previously worked together on other shoes commemoration their other icon albums, such as Killers (2007), Piece of Mind (2007), Powerslave (2008) and Trooper (2008).

If history gives us any clue, it’s that this latest release will also sell like crazy.

In the end

Since we’re in the mood for some real heavy metal, let’s kick back and enjoy one of the classics:


Go check Vans’s website to get all the details on how how to get your hands on one of the pairs they’re putting out. 

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