Capitalizing on the nostalgia of former skate rats everywhere, Vans will release a signature shoe designed specifically for Metallica, pretty much the musical patron saints of skateboarders everywhere. The Metallica Half Cab 20, designed with Vans' Steve Caballero, hits stores Oct. 20 with an all-black design and a sole color scheme pulled from the band's debut album, 1983's Kill 'Em All. Here's the hilariously fake quote from bassist Rob Trujillo:
"I've been wearing Vans on stage my whole freakin' career (and way before that!). Whether I'm walking the streets of Venice or San Francisco, Vans provides the funk in my stride!"
In addition, in January Vans will release four special-edition shoes, each designed by a different Metallica band member. Vans Met Club members will have the first chance to buy these before they go on general public sale in February. Slip-on and Sk8-Hi versions of the Kill 'Em All shoe will be available in March as well. Head to Vans' website to find out more.