Eddie Van Halen Vs. Nike Shoes
2009-06-17 by Lestrade | 43 Comments

Eddie Van Halen is a very famous creature. What is probably more famous is his trademark "red, white, and black splattered stripes". He had the design copyrighted in 2001 so that the design would forever be connected to his soul for eternity.
In comes the Nike shoe company. This enemy sinfully made a shoe that was designed with a similar pattern; the beast Nike Dunk Low.

A serious blow to Eddie, but luckily he regained consciousness and escaped serious trauma, as he was able to file a fiery lawsuit claiming the sneaker did “irreparable harm and damage” to his design. The fierceness in his eye proves that only the greats file these kinds of lawsuits.

At this time, the king Nike spokesperson grabs the reigns: "Nike’s Dunk shoe design is not substantially similar to any of the Van Halen designs, and Nike has not referenced the ‘Van Halen’ name or image as part of any marketing campaign or promotional material associated with the shoe."
Staring up at his rival, Eddie shouts with blood dripping from his wounds that he will not rest until he finds monetary retribution and "the impoundment and destruction of all footwear.” (!)

We come to find out Eddie is just a mother bird protecting her young. Last month, Eddie gave birth to his own line of footwear. Delicate pictures were taken of the young in natural habitat:
http://www.vanhalenstore.com/page/VH/CTGY/shoes.

Those young, however and ironically, resemble the swamp-dwelling Converse All-Stars....a sequel is much in order....


Picture captured of the conflict:
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/06/17/eddie-van-halen-sues-nike-over-guitars-signature-color-scheme/

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Shrapnel94
June 17th 2009

2213 Comments


Haha the shoe looks nothing like it...

Zip
June 17th 2009

5312 Comments


Dude I would buy those shoes.

Thrasher86
June 17th 2009

181 Comments


Its pretty close, but anything to get all butt hurt about... I don't think so.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2009

8317 Comments


shit man, agreed with Zipper, i would totally buy those shoes.

Zip
June 17th 2009

5312 Comments


Whats with famous metal people suing people over stupid things lately? Its just freaking shoes, he's already a millionaire.

Phantom
June 17th 2009

8930 Comments


Both sets of shoes are terrible so who cares,

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2009

8317 Comments


oh and the article is full of lulz

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2009

8317 Comments


And Alex, stfu, these Nike shoes look great. Van Halens suck though...

Zip
June 17th 2009

5312 Comments


what dude? I like those Van Halen shoes, the Nike ones are real boring.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2009

8317 Comments


those Van Halen shoes blow my man. Nike shoes are rather cool though

Klekticist
June 17th 2009

1258 Comments


dude one: "oh, dude, sweet shoes, what kind are they?"

dude two: "thanks, man. they're the new Eddie Van Halen series"

dude one: o_0

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Fugue
June 17th 2009

7352 Comments


Shoes look pretty different man.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
June 17th 2009

2887 Comments


Whats with famous metal people suing people over stupid things lately?
metal? lol

Good way for Eddie to promote his new product. Sew Nike. hilarious lol

bloc
June 17th 2009

34667 Comments


i dunno how people can copyright some common colour, simple line pattern anyway. it's ridiculous.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

PuddleSwimmer
June 17th 2009

1457 Comments


Don't you ever draw a green triangle. Don't you ever.

I SHOTTY IT

Bullitt
June 17th 2009

1666 Comments


Its undeniable that the bottom of the shoes look exactly like his design, not that it isn't a ridiculous thing to get upset about, but be realistic.

JoshIsNumber3
June 17th 2009

151 Comments


"OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD"

lauriej
June 17th 2009

1711 Comments


all he did to create that design was randomly stick coloured tape to his red guitar, so its not really worth defending

Tits McGee
June 17th 2009

1876 Comments


shoes look almost as bad as Eddie Van Halen these days

bloc
June 17th 2009

34667 Comments


bahahahaha!

nice 1

marksellsuswallets
June 17th 2009

4848 Comments


I think I'm going to copyright a random blue and white striped pattern and then sue every clothing company that uses blue and white stripes...

Nikkolae
June 17th 2009

4754 Comments


i never thouhg of eddie as money eager jerkoff, sad...

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FadeToBlack
June 17th 2009

10913 Comments


Not in the UK; radio is just filled with shitty pop and r&b.

I don't like Van Halen, but it would certainly beat what's played on the radio here

Bullitt
June 17th 2009

1666 Comments


OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD


Was that directed at me?

Shrapnel94
June 17th 2009

2213 Comments


Both designs are simple and unoriginal anyway.

Ire
June 17th 2009

41746 Comments


^you must feel special.

Gossamer175
June 17th 2009

14 Comments


I hope EVH wins. Sure he doesn't need the money, but fuck Nike.

freeliminator
June 17th 2009

78 Comments


Was that directed at me?
are you abe simpson

druglesshippie
June 17th 2009

182 Comments


Who thinks that Eddie Van Halen needs to be shot? *raises hand*

marksellsuswallets
June 17th 2009

4848 Comments


Nike > EVH

And I don't even like Nike.

Douchebag
June 17th 2009

3624 Comments


He needs to grow his damn hair back! He looks like a wanker these days.

Shrapnel94
June 17th 2009

2213 Comments


Nike > EVH

haha

Alien Six
June 17th 2009

80 Comments


What's next, copyright tapping so he can sue every musician who's used the technique?

HipsterHolocaust
June 17th 2009

774 Comments


Dope Dunks, would be a whole lot better if they were mids.

BornDeadBuriedAlive
June 17th 2009

398 Comments


fuck Van Halen, it's not like he needs more money.

MIRAI87
June 18th 2009

249 Comments


OMG GUYS!

THAT SHOE HAS WHITE AND BLACK LINES OVER A RED BACKGROUND JUST LIKE MY GUITAR THAT I DESIGNED DOES!

NOBODY COULD EVER THINK TO PUT BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES OVER RED UNLESS THEY'RE AS IMPORTANT AND RICH AS ME! AND THAT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT ONLY I CAN DO, BECAUSE I INVENTED THE COLOR RED, THE LINE SHAPE, ANS BLACK + WHITE!

Douche bag.
*raises hand*


HipsterHolocaust
June 18th 2009

774 Comments


Maybe if I type in all caps people would notice me too.

MIRAI87
June 18th 2009

249 Comments


It's just crazy enough to work.

Bullitt
June 18th 2009

1666 Comments


Saying something intelligent helps to.

MIRAI87
June 18th 2009

249 Comments


E=MC2.

I'll say something intelligent just as soon as the person insulting me spells all his words correctly.

backinhindsight
June 18th 2009

198 Comments


caps done gets my attentions

HipsterHolocaust
June 19th 2009

774 Comments


What?! Somebody was insulted and I missed it?!

MentalityOfA
June 20th 2009

1213 Comments


Hmmmm....



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