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Vans Unveil Metallica Signature Sneakers

Vans Unveil Metallica Signature Sneakers -

US sneaker giant Vans are continuing their creative partnership with Metallica and have now introduced a new four-piece signature collection to represent each band member.

Each pair has been designed to reflect each of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo's musical and artistic influences and will be paired with a video that unveils 'the shared passions of the musician and his favorite Vans team riders.'

The Vans X Metallica Shoes:

  • James Hetfield: Inspired by his favorite black boots, the guitarist added hex-bolt eyelets and a skull-and-crossbones motif to "Metallicize" the Vans Sk8-Hi Deconstruct.
  • Lars Ulrich: The drummer updated the Vans classic Era Laceless with brushed twill materials and a print borrowed from the diamond-plate pattern on his snare, finishing the show with a Dirty Donny character on the inside heel.
  • Kirk Hammett: A guitar pick inspired by his Ouija guitar accents the inside heel of his collapsible Slip-On, with an all-natural upper made of hemp, a reflection of his love for surfing and nature.
  • Robert Trujillo: The Escuela shoe bears Aztec calendar artwork, designed by the bassist's wife Chloe, carved into one of his bass guitars and placed against a blue background. Trujillo wore Vans as a young skater in Venice, Calif

In March, Vans and Metallica will introduce 'Kill 'Em All' theme sneakers each emblazoned with artwork marking the 30 year anniversary since the release of Metallica's debut.

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