The Metallica x Vans collaboration is happening right now

Vans Metallica shoes
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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
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.