Metallica Teams Up With Wolverine Boots To Benefit Trade Schools

World-famous rock band Metallica has decided to team up with Wolverine, a prominent shoe and boot company, for a project meant to benefit trade schools through the Metallica Scholars program. To achieve these ends, Wolverine Boots has designed two different pairs of Metallica-themed boots, which are currently up for preorder right now! The two pairs of work boots will officially launch on August 26th of this year.

Side views of both styles of Metallica-themed work boot, designed by Wolverine.
Side views of both styles of Metallica-themed work boot, designed by Wolverine.

According to the press release by Wolverine, the first boot, dubbed the Hellcat, boasts the following highlighted specs:

  • Combines traditional work boot durability with the modern performance of Wolverine UltraSpring cushioning
  • Metallica Scholars-inspired features
    • Custom molded Metallica Key logo stitched on the boot
    • Custom metal 'Metallica Scholars' guitar pick tag
  • Premium waterproof full-grain leather upper
  • Breathable waterproof membrane with moisture wicking mesh lining
  • Removable Ortholite® UltraLite full-cushioned footbed is light without sacrificing comfort
  • Time-tested Goodyear™ Welt construction

The Hellcat style of work boot will retail for $150.00 USD.

A highlight of Metallica's Hellcat boot by Wolverine.
A highlight of Metallica's Hellcat boot by Wolverine.

The other style available from Wolverine, called the Axel, boasts these highlighted specs:

  • Limited-edition boot is based on the popular Wolverine 1000 Mile boot silhouette
  • Metallica-inspired features
    • Metallica Key logo-inspired metal heel plate
    • All Within My Hands metal toe kicker
    • Metal-tipped laces
    • Metal guitar pick tag 
  • Handcrafted in the USA, supporting American workers and manufacturing

Like the Hellcat, the Axel style is constructed with a similar Goodyear™ Welt construction. The Axel style of boot will retail for $400.00 USD.

A highlight of Metallica's Axel boot by Wolverine.
A highlight of Metallica's Axel boot by Wolverine.

If that's not enough, the two forces of rock and footwear have awarded a joint grant benefit of $100,000 to each of three schools' trade programs: Wichita State's Technology school in Kansas, Lone Star Community College in Texas, and Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan.

What do you think of the style of these boots? If you're interested in getting ahold of a pair (or both!), you can preorder them here. And, please let us know what you think of them in the comments below!

About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.

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