Metallica Join Forces With Vans to Release Not-So-Amazing Sneaker Line

After announcing the launch of their Blackened label in December, metal gods Metallica are in the news again. Today the band made public that they’ve aligned with Vans for a collection of shoes. Each Metallica member — James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo — “had free reign to choose any iconic Vans shoe style and make it their own while drawing from their favorite influences in the worlds of music, action sports and art to create Vans shoes reflecting their personal style.”

For a band that’s created exceptional music, we don’t think these kicks are all that amazing. What do you think?

James Hetfield

Robert Trujillo

Lars Ulrich

Kirk Hammett

Darren Ressler