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Metal bands sneakers: a heavy collaborative process

Vans x Metallica - Kill 'Em All | Cult Edge

History in the making: Metal bands sneakers

Collaborations between metal bands and sneaker brands have been around for quite some time. Visual history says that most metal and heavy combos do tend to prefer to wear sneakers.

Vans has quite a tradition when it comes to projects with the dark side of rock ‘n roll, nevertheless, brands like Converse and Nike have also started to invest in that particular niche.

Most people might recall that one of a kind Metallica x Vans Kill ‘Em All Sk8-Hi, or even that heritage Slayer x Vans Owens Hi. The recent Black Sabbath x Converse or the classic Deftones x Nike Dunk Hi (released back in 2003) are just two examples of this kind of creative venture.

Mastodon, Kiss, Trash Talk or Iron Maiden are among the metal groups that also collaborated with sportswear brands. Check out below a fine selection of the some of the most infamous metal bands sneakers.

Vans x Mastodon

Vans x Mastodon

Black Sabbath Converse Chuck Taylor

Black Sabbath x Converse Chuck Taylor

Slayer x Vans

Slayer x Vans

nike dunk high deftones black classic green

Nike Dunk High Deftones Black Classic Green

Iron Maiden x Vans

Vans x Iron Maiden “The Trooper”

Iron Maiden x VansVans x Iron Maiden “Piece of Mind”

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