In a move that in retrospect seems a long time coming, icons of skate shoes Vans and icons of rock Metallica have joined forces. The collaboration between the two launches in October with a limited edition Vans x Metallica 20th Anniversary Half Cab Pro and t will continue with a four-piece ‘Passion Project’ collection designed by each member of Metallica coming in February and a two-shoe salute to the band’s debut album, ‘Kill ‘Em All’, delivering in March.
“I’ve been wearing Vans on stage my whole freakin’ career (and way before that!),” said Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo. “Whether I’m walking the streets of Venice or San Francisco, Vans provides the funk in my stride!”
“To have Metallica, my all-time favorite metal band, collaborating with me on this 20th anniversary Half Cab shoe is an honor and a dream come true,” said Vans’ skate legend Steve Caballero. “I’m very stoked that Vans is working with such a legendary band and the Half Cab is just the beginning.”