Vans Unveil Metallica Signature Sneakers

Published 8 years ago on February 6, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Vans Unveil Metallica Signature Sneakers -

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

Each pair has been designed to reflect each of JamesHetfield, Lars Ulrich, KirkHammett and Robert Trujillo's musical andartistic influences and will be paired with a video that unveils'the shared passions of the musician and his favorite Vans teamriders.'

The Vans X Metallica Shoes:

  • James Hetfield: Inspired by his favorite black boots, theguitarist added hex-bolt eyelets and a skull-and-crossbones motifto "Metallicize" the Vans Sk8-Hi Deconstruct.
  • Lars Ulrich: The drummer updated the Vans classic Era Lacelesswith brushed twill materials and a print borrowed from thediamond-plate pattern on his snare, finishing the show with a DirtyDonny character on the inside heel.
  • Kirk Hammett: A guitar pick inspired by his Ouija guitaraccents the inside heel of his collapsible Slip-On, with anall-natural upper made of hemp, a reflection of his love forsurfing and nature.
  • Robert Trujillo: The Escuela shoe bears Aztec calendar artwork,designed by the bassist's wife Chloe, carved into one of his bassguitars and placed against a blue background. Trujillo wore Vans asa young skater in Venice, Calif

In March, Vans and Metallicawill introduce 'Kill 'Em All' theme sneakers eachemblazoned with artwork marking the 30 year anniversary since therelease of Metallica's debut.

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