In the grand tradition of collectible collaborations, Metallica and Vans have put their heads together to bring you a new line of signature kicks. Via Rolling Stone:
Metallica and Vans have teamed up on a new signature shoe line, with each band member selecting a classic Vans model and crafting his own designs. Frontman James Hetfield reworked the Sk8-Hi with his own take on a skull and crossbones; drummer Lars Ulrich gave the Era Laceless a modern update with twill and the diamond pattern from his snare drum; guitarist Kirk Hammett reached into his love for surfing and nature for a serene hemp take on the Slip-On, complete with a Ouija guitar pick in the heel; and bassist Robert Trujillo merged the Escuela with a rendering of the Aztec calendar by his wife.
Check out bassist Robbie Trujillo jamming with Vans skater Tony Trujillo and his wife, Ashley, to effectively form the Trujillo Trio. Wow, check out the marketing chops on these guys.