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Beatles footwear to hit the streets

Beatles footwear to hit the streets

WE ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE: Vans will release four styles of Beatles-inspired shoes. Photo: Associated Press

The Beatles have inspired a new footwear line for skateboarding attire company Vans.

The four new shoes, featuring artwork from the Fab Four’s “Yellow Submarine film,” will hit stores on March 1.

News of the line comes as existing Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr prepare to mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s arrival in America next month.

The two former bandmates are billed to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

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