There are sneakers for those about to run, for those about to dunk, and even for those about to Spongebob, but what about for those about to rock? Hooves salutes you.
Hooves is hopefully the world's first shoe company for headbangers, founded by a LA-based producer who's worked with everyone from Marilyn Manson to Death Angel, who in 1982 were hopefully the world's first Filipino-American thrash-metal band. Hooves' debut offering's been dubbed The Beast, a black-laced, red-stripe-on-black-leather hi-top emblazoned with a pentagram-ish logo, which combined with the black soul gives it a Satanic motorcycle boot look. Inside's a tag with Hooves' closely guarded mantra (must buy to read), plus an insole image of an X-rayed foot, which is either red with blood or, if the foot belongs to Maynard James Keenan, a robust 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah blend.