Look out KISS!
After leading the way in Rock n Roll to license their logo and likeness for every kind of merchandise you can imagine, KISS might have some new competition.
The four members of Metallica will each release their very own Vans shoes, which they personalized from the companies existing shoe designs.
James Hetfield, inspired by his favorite black boots, added hex-bolt eyelets and a personal take on the skull and cross bones, illustrated by James himself, to "Metallicize" his Vans Sk8-Hi Deconstruct.
Lars Ulrich put a twist on one of Vans' original Classics by updating the Era Laceless with brushed twill materials and a print taken from the diamond plate pattern on his snare drum.
Kirk Hammett tied together his love of surfing and nature and chose an all natural upper made of hemp for his collapsible Slip On with the inside heel accented with a guitar pick inspired by his Ouija guitar.
And Robert Trujillo, who grew up wearing Vans as a young skater in Venice Beach, took Aztec calendar artwork that he had carved in one of his bass guitars and placed the design on the side of his Escuelas.
Ok...maybe it's not as extreme as a KISS Kasket but it is just as cool.