Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ iconic first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Vans have created a ground-breaking collection of footwear based on the Merseyside legends’ Yellow Submarine album and film.
First released in 1968, the animated Yellow Submarine film - based on the song of the same name - sees The Beatles accompanying Captain Fred on his journey to Pepperland to free it from the music-hating Blue Meanies. With a soundtrack featuring classics such as Eleanor Rigby, When I'm Sixty-Four, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and All You Need Is Love, the movie is an unforgettable tale of peace, love and hope. Similar to The Beatles’ greatest aural masterpieces, the imagery for the film was conceived off the top of John Lennon’s head, resulting in a rich, colourful and extraordinary viewing experience.
Using some of the most recognised artwork in popular culture, the renowned Yellow Submarine imagery has been splashed over a range of familiar silhouettes to capture Vans’ ‘Off The Wall’ ethos and the stunning visuals of the film. With designs dating back to Vans’ 1966 inception, the first ever Beatles footwear collaboration features the Sk8-Hi with individual portraits of the fab four, the Classic Slip-On adorned with the Sea of Monsters and a scenic garden decorating the famous Vans Era style. Shop all Vans shoes here where you’ll find this intriguing assemblage.