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Metallica x Vans Sk8-Hi “Kill ‘Em All”

March 8th, 2013 by | No comments

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Metallica issued a Kill ‘Em All collaboration as part of the Half Cab 20th Anniversary celebration, then each of the band members got their own signature releases from Vans last month.  Five collabos in four months is a nice spread, but seven in five feels more complete when the new drop in question completes the pairs we’ve seen previewed.  It’s back to the legendary 1983 album for the Metallica x Vans Sk8-Hi ‘Kill Em All’, a black suede-toed design whose sides are adorned with album art celebrating its 30th birthday.  Click through to see all the details, many of which are shared with a Slip-On that should be available at the same spots that carry these Metallica Sk8-His like MIA.

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Metallica x Vans Signature Collection

February 4th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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Vans continues its partnership with Metallica, following the Kill Em All commemorative Half Cab with a new quartet mirroring the lineup they’ve trotted out for the past ten years.  The Vans x Metallica Signature Collection features one model for each band member, starting with the Vans Sk8-Hi Deconstruct inspired by vocalist James Hetfield’s favorite black boots.  Drummer Lars Ulrich brings in fellow Half Cab 20 collaborator Dirty Donny for a character to finish off his diamond-plated Era Laceless lowtop while lead shredder Kirk Hammett opts for a plainer black Slip-On featuring a collapsible heel.  The metal gods’ most recent addition Robert Trujillo adds Aztec designs drawn by his wife to the sides of the relatively obscure Escuela lowtop and you can decide for yourself with the aid of more photos below if its blue segments make them the pair you buy from Vans.

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Metallica x Vans Half Cab “Kill Em All” – Available

October 2nd, 2012 by | 1 comment

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This summer’s tradeshow season revealed a collaboration between Vans and Metallica celebrating the 30th anniversary of Kill Em All, but as you might guess based on the insistent tone of that album, these guys don’t just sit around waiting for things to happen.  So the Chicago Bulls of heavy metal pushed it up a year to get in on the 20th anniversary of Steve Caballero’s most famous Off the Wall signature, and the Metallica x Vans Half Cab came to fruition as this month’s Artist Series collab.  This blackout canvas and suede design adds ‘Motorbreath’ lyrics on the sides and album art on the translucent outsole, and is available now directly from the official Metallica site.

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Metallica x Vans Half Cab “Kill ‘Em All”

September 24th, 2012 by | 3 comments

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Vans is readying the next sneaker in the Artist Series set of releases for the Vans Half Cab, this time aligning that 20 year old icon with another pop culture milestone that’s nearing its 30th year, Metallica’s debut album Kill ‘Em All. The record turns thirty next year, with that birthday being preceded by this deep and dark release that sports plenty of references to the piece of work, including some lyrics from “Motorbreath” etched into the jet black midsoles. Click through with us to check out the latest installment in the Metallica x Vans saga and look out for these next month at select skate shops like Blacklist.

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Metallica x Vans Classic “Kill ‘Em All” Pack

July 9th, 2012 by | 1 comment

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Just over three years ago, the greatest heavy metal band of all-time (especially in terms of album sales) collaborated with Converse on a duo of Chuck Taylor hightops.  That 2009 two-pack featured album art from Ride the Lightning in celebration of its 25th anniversary along with another covered in an early Pushead drawing.  We see an interesting bit of ‘Lincoln and Kennedy’ here as a few years later, on the precipice of Kill ‘Em All‘s 30th birthday and the second Pushead x Nike SB collaboration, the Metallica x Vans Classic pack brings us the closest thing Vans has to an All Star (the Sk8-Hi) along with a Slip-On, both featuring bloody hammers from the KEA album art.  Check them out in greater detail after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for next summer’s release info.  via EU Kicks

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