Skip to main content

The Metallica x Vans collaboration is happening right now

Vans Metallica shoes
(Image credit: Vans®)

Last week we reported that Metallica had teamed up with Vans for a new footwear collection to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s epic Black album.

The designs for the eye-catching SK8-Hi and Classic Slip-Ons feature artwork from Brian 'Pushead' Schroeder, who has worked with Metallica on numerous occasions on t-shirts and also created the cover art for the St. Anger album... and the good news is that orders for both pairs have gone live in both the UK and in the US for Vans Family members.

Announcing the collaboration, Vans said: "The latest Vans x Metallica release showcases Pushead’s enigmatic facing skulls across the quarter panels of the Sk8-Hi as well as the opposing sides of each Classic Slip-On. 

"Each design showcases a graphic blue shatter design and silver Metallica branding around the sidewall of Sk8-Hi and stop the upper of the Slip-On. Each pair is finished with Metallica printed on the heel stay." 

The Metallica x Vans partnership is just one part of the the Black album’s 30th anniversary celebrations, with a massive deluxe reissue of the record and a 53-artist Metallica tribute album going on sale on September 10.

Metallica x Vans: Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On

Metallica x Vans: Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On
Vans have now opened up orders on their partnership with Metallica and we're all in for these Pushead designed Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On.  

Vans also have a summer sale on right now, with savings on shoes, clothing and accessories.

Scott Munro

Scott looks after Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 25 years in newspapers and magazines and in 2014 joined our news desk, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more.