A Limited-Edition Foo Fighters x Vans Sk8-Hi Is Coming Soon

Robyn Merrett and Peter Verry
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Update: Jan. 19, 2021 at 12:45 p.m. ET

After teasing the shoe on social media this month, Vans confirmed it is set to deliver a limited-edition iteration of the iconic Sk8-Hi to honor the self-titled debut Foo Fighters album released in 1995.

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According to Vans, the band — which is comprised of Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee — chose to work with the Sk8-Hi shoe “for its timeless form.”

The look is delivered in a familiar black and white colorway with hits of red, but is amplified by the band’s signature “FF” logo on the upper. Another nod to the beloved group are the words “Foo” and “Fighters” in red across the heels. Additionally, the look includes a 25th anniversary tongue tag and the shoe’s traditional Sidestripe — which is usually pronounced — is subdued, which Vans said is an homage to the Foo Fighters stripped-down style.

And the timing couldn’t be more perfect: the Foo Fighters x Vans Sk8-Hi will release on Jan. 29, just days before the arrival of “Medicine at Midnight,” which is the 10th album from the band. (The new album arrives Feb. 5.) A sign up for the shoe is available now for Vans Family members via Vans.com/family. Also, the shoe will be available via Shop.foofighters.com and Vans.com. It will retail for $75.

What We Originally Reported on Jan. 12, 2021

To celebrate 25 years, Foo Fighters have teamed up with Vans to release a special limited edition shoe.

On Tuesday, Vans announced on Instagram that the footwear brand and the rock band have collaborated on a pair of Sk8-Hi sneakers, which are “coming soon.”

“In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, we collaborated with @FooFighters on a special limited edition pair of Vans. The Vans x Foo Fighters Sk8-Hi is coming soon,” the post, which included a first look at the shoes, read.

The footwear features the style’s signature lace-up high top silhouette with the Foo Fighter’s memorable logo adorned across the canvas and suede upper. Additional Foo Fighter branding is seen at the heel.

A release date for the shoes has not yet been announced. The collab comes as the Foo Fighters are gearing up to release their 10th album, “Medicine At Midnight” on Feb. 5.

Vans introduced the SK8-Hi back in 1978 as “Style 38.” The shoe was designed to allow skaters to protect their ankles. The look has since become a must-have lifestyle shoe with stars like Hailey Baldwin, Jonah Hill, Bella Hadid and more rocking the look as part of their off-duty style.

The shoe is complete with supportive padding at the ankle and Vans’ signature Waffle. Shoppers have raved that the shoe is durable, long-lasting and comfortable for almost any activity. The classic black style currently retails for $70 at Vans.com.

Vans’ collab with Foo Fighters comes on the heels of its new “Where’s Waldo” series. The line reimagines scenes from the book on some of the brand’s most iconic shoes, including the Slip-On, the Authentic, the Era, the Old Skool and the Sk8-Hi.

The Slip-On features the beach scene from the first “Where’s Waldo?” book and is complete with a red and navy color details — a nod to Waldo’s outfit. The Slip-On retails for $65 for adults at Vans.com.

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