Metallica Teams Up With Vans To Create New Kicks
Metallica has introduced a new line of shoes through the Vans company, with each member of the band getting his own signature footwear and personally choosing the design. All four shoe designs are currently available at http://www.vans.com/eventsites/category/music/metallica/
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
This article was written by MURPHY