Van Halen's Toe Jam

10/5/2006 4:04 PM PDT

Van Halen's Toe Jam

Eddie Van Halen's boots were made for trashin'.

The guitarist hosted an event at LA's House of Petals on Wednesday sporting a pair of boots that were worn down to the bone -- literally.

Eddie's taped up concoction gives new meaning to the term open toe shoes!

UPDATE: TMZ has learned that Eddie's kicks hold extreme sentimental value to the rockstar. The boots were the very first pair of footwear that Eddie was able to purchase on his own. He now wears them to remind himself of where he came from.