Posted by specialK October 08, 2012

Believe it or not, Metallica is an incredibly important band. While the Metallica of today seem like a band a divas who have lost touch with the real world, the Metallica of yore changed people's lives with their musical style and lyrics. Heavy Metal was never the same after the release of Metallica's first full studio album "Kill 'Em All".  Vans understands the importance of "Kill 'Em All"  and in honor of the the LP they've released a "Kill 'Em All" edition of their classic Half Cab. The Vans X Metallica sneaker collaboration was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Half Cab, Steve Caballero's signature shoe & the most popular skate shoe in creation.


The  "Kill "Em All" Half Cabs are constructed of suede & canvas and they feature Vans X Metallica X Steve Caballero labeling.  The lyrics to the "Kill 'Em All" track "Motorbreath" are etched on the sides: "Those people who tell you not to take chances / They are all missing on what life's about."  That's all well and good, but the only way you know this sneaker has much to do with "Kill 'Em All" is when you look at the soles. The artwork for the album shows through a clear rubber sole.  Yes,  "Kill 'em All" is stitched inside the shoe, but that's it. When you look at these sneakers they look like black Half Cabs. 

To mark the 30th anniversary of Metallica's "Kill 'Em All", Vans will release their classic Slip-On & Sk8-Hi styles in March of 2013. Both styles will prominently feature the artwork from the album. Vans has something for everyone. 

The special edition "Kill 'Em All" Half Cabs retail for $85 and are available now. 



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