Metallica Members Releasing…Signature Shoes?

Because, really, why not?  All four members of legendary metal band Metallica have paired up with Vans to release their own signature shoes!  The shoes are customized due to each member’s specific requirements combined with an already-existing shoe design, and are expected to start turning up in stores later this month. got an exclusive look at the project:

“James Hetfield – Inspired by his favorite black boots, James added hex-bolt eyelets and a personal take on the skull and cross-bones, illustrated by Hetfield himself, to “Metallicize” this Vans Sk8-Hi Deconstruct.”

“Lars Ulrich – Putting a twist on one of Vans’ original Classics, Lars updated the Era Laceless with brushed twill materials and a print taken from the diamond plate pattern on his snare drum. He finished his shoe with a Dirty Donny character on the inside heel.”

“Kirk Hammett – Tying back to a love of surfing and nature, Kirk chose an all-natural upper made of hemp for his collapsible Slip-On. The inside heel is accented with a guitar pick inspired by his Ouija guitar and designed by one of Metallica’s favorite artists, Dirty Donny.”

“Robert Trujillo – Robert grew up wearing Vans as a young skater in Venice Beach, California. For his shoe, he took Aztec calendar artwork, designed by his wife Chloe, which is carved in one of his bass guitars and placed it in blue, on the side of this Escuela.

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the custom kicks in shoe stores everywhere soon!



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