The Vans Pearl Jam SK8 Hi Sneaker Pays Tribute to Iconic Rock Band

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Aug 20, 2011 • References: shop.vans and highsnobiety
The Vans-Pearl Jam SK8-Hi classic sneakers are the perfect example of how a celebrity endorsement paired with a hip company can create a product nearly as iconic as the two brands on their own.

The Vans-Pearl Jam SK8-Hi sneakers are a collaboration between the vaunted California skate shoe company, and the Seattle grunge rock originators Pearl Jam. The genesis of this partnership lies in the fact that many members of Pearl Jam are skate and surf enthusiasts, as well as longtime fans and supporters of the Van brand.

The Vans-Pearl Jam SK8-Hi sneakers come in two different colors, the green and yellow (the colors of Seattle's former NBA team, the Supersonics), and navy and purple. Personally, the green and yellow ones are my favorite pair. The blend modern rock history with the Vans aesthetic to create something truly unique.

The Vans-Pearl Jam sneakers retail at $65 USD and are on sale now.