Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Metallica Gets in the Shoe Business


Each member of the band Metallica now has their own shoe.

Vans has teamed up with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo for the Metallica Signature Shoe through Vans.

The range includes:

  • 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.


The shoes will be available at stores in the USA this month. Then in March, Metallica will introduce the Kill ‘Em All themed series of shoes, emblazoned with the artwork of the album.

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