Metallica has joined forces with Vans to create two different pairs of shoes in honor of the 30th anniversary of Metallica (aka: “The Black Album.”)

Per Vans, the limited-edition shoes will come in their Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On styles. (The Sk8-Hi shoe is pictured above, while the Classic Slip-On is below.)

Metallica Vans Shoes


“Vans and Metallica have been long-time partners and collaborators, the band having performed at House of Vans London in 2016 and released three previous footwear and apparel collaborations over the last decade,” said Vans in a statement. “This July, Metallica and Vans once again join forces to release two footwear silhouettes, which feature artwork created by Pushead, who has provided iconic imagery and artwork for the band’s tour books, t-shirts and stages since 1986. Pushead’s ‘Sad But True’ design is synonymous with the entire ‘Black Album’ era; his twin skulls traveled the world, displayed on banners on each side of the stage while Metallica performed.”

The Metallica Vans go on sale starting at midnight ET on July 26 at Vans Family and on at midnight ET on July 27.

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