We’ve been teaming up with Metallica for a killer set of exclusive shoe collabs this spring. In addition to the member-inspired shoes we’ve been showcasing, the Kill ‘Em All Sk8-Hi and the Kill ‘Em All Slip-On are available NOW!
Let’s face it. They’re rad and you need a pair stat. C’mon, it’s Monday. Treat yourself.
Vans team rider Pat Moore takes Metallica's Lars Ulrich for a few turns through the snow in the fourth Offthewall.TV segment from the Vans x Metallica collab. The two talk metal and take a look at the inspiration behind the Metallica Era Laceless that Lars designed.Metallica
Legendary skater Steve Caballero (Half Cabs, anyone?) takes a tour of the Metallica HQ with the band's singer, James Hetfield. From cars to pinball machines, there's a little bit of everything to check out. Get the lowdown on Metallica's upcoming album plans and Cab's music influences when he first started skating. You can pick up Hetfield's collab Sk8-Hi Deconstruct here.Metallica
Pro surfer Nathan Fletcher and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett split some waves and pull out an acoustic guitar in a meeting of legends. Nathan chats about his first time seeing Metallica and Kirk shows off his all-black Slip-On collaboration with a rad little ouija board style design on the inner sole. Pick up the Metallica Slip-On here.Metallica
Music meets skate with The Trujillo Trio, a killer music collab featuring Robert Trujillo, bassist for Metallica, and Vans team skater Tony Trujillo and his wife Ashley. Watch as Robert sits down with the OffTheWall.TV crew to talk about his collaboration shoe, skating and playing music.Metallica
Here's a closer look at the new Vans x Metallica collection. Each of the four styles were designed by a member of the band. From top to bottom; Lars Ulrich took on the Era Laceless, Robert Trujillo with the Escuela, James Hetfield's Sk8-Hi Decon, and Kirk Hammet's Slip-On.
In a continuing creative partnership, Vans and iconic rock band Metallica proudly introduce a four-piece signature collection designed by each band member delivering to stores in February. Each Metallica member – James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – had free reign to choose any iconic Vans shoe style and make it their own while drawing from their favorite influences in the worlds of music, action sports and art to create Vans shoes reflecting their personal style.
Each shoe release is accompanied by a video capturing the unique shared passions between Kirk, James, Robert and Lars and favorite Vans team riders. The first edition highlights the “Trujillo Trio,” the result of Robert’s introduction to Vans’ skater Tony Trujillo and the musical mayhem that follows. Stay tuned to vans.com/metallica and metallica.com for more details on the signatures shoes and for each new video drop.
The Vans x Metallica Signature Shoes:
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.
Check out the latest hit the Vans x Metallica Half Cab received on Rolling Stone- sick!