In the five-minute clip below, METALLICA
guitarist Kirk Hammett
and pro surfer Nathan Fletcher
catch a few waves, jam on the guitar and even discuss the first time Nathan
at a concert at the LA Coliseum in 1988. Kirk
also talks about his inspiration for the black Vans
Slip-On shoe he designed.
For his Vans
shoe (see photo below), Hammett
incorporated his love of surfing and nature by choosing an all-natural upper made of hemp for a collapsible Slip-On. The inside heel is accentuated with a guitar pick inspired by his Ouija guitar and designed by one of METALLICA
's favorite artists, Dirty Donny
The shoe is available at the Metallica x Vans
In March, METALLICA
will introduce the "Kill 'Em All"
-themed shoes featuring the classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi styles, each emblazoned with artwork commemorating the album's 30th anniversary.