November 1, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
During one of what seemed like hundreds of critical flops during Tuesday night/Wednesday morning’s epic WSOP Main Event final table marathon, the board fell with a rainbow of sixes. Poker players playfully refer to this three-card combo as the ‘Slayer flop’ (even though the tough final three missed the reference amid the million-dollar excitement), but metal maniacs are quick to point out it was another cornerstone band who first put forth The Number of the Beast. Vans and Iron Maiden are at it again for the fifth time, this new set of classic Off the Wall skate shoes inspired by the group’s acclaimed third album. The Iron Maiden x Vans Sk8-Hi and Slip-On follows in the footsteps of similar teamups for the Killers, Piece of Mind, Powerslave and Trooper LPs; which of these tops your desert island top-5 (and what about that nixed Nike SB Dunk High)? Vans has put out so many quality collabos with beloved bands in recent years those are worth a comparison as well, and you can see more of the latest Iron Maidens below before you grab a pair at your local Vans retailer or their e-store.
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