Robert Trujillo shoe by Vans
Metallica has been in showbiz since forming in 1981.
Now the legendary rock band is in shoe biz.
The quartet, continuing its creative partnership with Vans, is introducing a signature collection of four shoe styles, each designed by a member of the band. The footwear, arriving in stores this month, reflects each member's influences from the worlds of music, action sports and art. Each design is paired with a video that unveils the shared passions of the musician and his favorite Vans team riders. For videos and details, check out vans.com/metallica and metallica.com.
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 the band will reveal Kill 'Em All-themed shoes in the company's Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi styles with artwork commemorating 30 years since the release of Metallica's debut.