Vans has announced a new line of stranger things shoes and clothes from season four.
The new collection, which will launch for members of the Vans family on August 23 before the general sale opens on August 26, is a “head-to-toe” collection that follows the recent “Hellfire Club” collaboration. of Metallica with the Netflix series.
Among the collection are: sneakers that feature artwork from the Upside Down; the Hellfire Club and Surfer Boy Pizza. Elsewhere, there’s a Hellfire Club denim jacket and crossover tees.
“Friends don’t lie,” Vans said in a statement. “A complete Vans x Stranger Things collection inspired by all your Season 4 favorites is coming soon.”
Friends don’t lie. A full Vans x Stranger Things collection inspired by all your Season 4 favorites is coming soon. pic.twitter.com/xpX7go3cVr
—Vans (@Vans) August 17, 2022
It follows Metallica’s association with stranger things earlier this month to launch a new line of Hellfire Club-themed merchandise.
The metal band have been enjoying a huge resurgence from their 1986 track “Master Of Puppets” lately after recording a pivotal scene in the show’s fourth-season finale.
Eddie Munson (portrayed by Joseph Quinn) plays the song on guitar in Upside Down to distract a horde of demonic bats protecting the lair of the sinister villain Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower).
Munson is the leader of the Hellfire Club, a Dungeons & Dragons group at Hawkins High that also includes Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo), and Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin).
Members have their own Hellfire Club shirts, which inspired Metallica to create their own version of the tee.
“Eddie, this one’s for you,” they wrote to announce the line. “We’re having the most metal reunion The Hellfire Club has ever had, so we’re looking for ‘lost sheep’ and strangers to join. Do you think you’ve got what it takes? So get dressed up.
In other news, stranger things Actor Joe Keery discussed the panicky reaction to the “Protect Steve” billboards being used to promote the show’s fourth season.
Ahead of the final two episodes of season four, released in July, Netflix launched a number of billboards emblazoned with the words “Protect Steve” surrounded by proliferating roots in the Upside Down.
The marketing ploy has many fans fearing for the safety of Keery’s character, Steve Harrington, in the final two episodes, which amuses the actor.
“It was very funny Netflix marketing,” Keery laughed at NME. “It’s kind of funny because they just freaked everyone out, but they knew how it ended!
“It was like, ‘why are they saying that?’ Why are they doing this to everyone!”