Now, Vans joins forces with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy Award winning band Metallica, to release an exclusive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories. The latest installment from the long-time Vans x Metallica partnership marks the third collaboration between the brand and band.
Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo wears, almost exclusively, Vans shoes onstage and also in private life. He is a huge fan of the California skateboarding label. And the love is based on reciprocity: Vans designer and former skate professional Steve Caballero is a musician, too, and he describes Metallica as his »all-time favorite band«. And because of this great enthusiasm for each other, the joint project was born!
The Vans x Metallica collection highlights the newly designed Metallica logo for a heavy metal rendition of Vans classic silhouettes. Dressed in full grain leather upper and tonal deco-stitched Sidestripe, the Sk8-Hi Reissue showcases an etched Metallica logo on the sidewall with a wrapped version on the quarter panels. The Classic Slip-On features an all-over logo print across the vamp and is finished with the same engraved Metallica logo on the sidewalls. A short sleeve t-shirt and trucker hat round out the offering using a Vans x Metallica logo lock-up.