Vans x Jesse Jo Launch Party at the Troubadour
Posted 03/31/2011 by Kelly
Vans celebrated the launch of our newest women's collaboration on Tuesday, March 29th with young designer and singer Jesse Jo Stark, at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. The event spotlighted Vans x Jesse Jo footwear, apparel and accessories constructed with Jesse Jo's DIY skills. The party theme reflected the collection's inspiration of Americana and rock-n-roll. The event kicked off with those American staples - grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots provided by The Grilled Cheese Truck along with music by DJ Grant and the opening act, the Stripminers headed by the Donnas' Brett Anderson.
Last Day to get Involved in Vans Custom Culture!
Posted 03/30/2011 by Kelly
There are less than 24 hours left to register your school for Vans Custom Culture, but its not too late to get involved! High School art classes across the country are invited to compete in a shoe customization contest with the winning school taking home $50,000 for their school's art program. Find out how to get your school registered today and get creative!
Vans Presents Cowtown’s PHXAM April 2nd & 3rd
Posted 03/29/2011 by Kelly
Coming this weekend... arguably the most hormonally charged skate event of the spring or all year for that matter! Join Vans for Cowtown’s 10th Annual PHXAM and see some of the world’s best up and comers compete for cash prizes including $3000 for 1st place, $2000 for 2nd place, $1000 for 3rd place and $2,500 for Best Trick. Held at the newly renovated Desert West Skateboard Plaza in Phoenix, AZ, on Saturday, April 2 at 10:00 am and Sunday, April 3 at 11:00 am, the PHXAM is going to turn out some of the best am action of the year.
Learn How to Piss on OffTheWall.tv
Posted 03/28/2011 by Dan
We're kicking the week off right on OffTheWall.tv featuring another episode of "Pass the Bucket" starring skate legend Tony Alva. Making it's debut on Off The Wall Comedy tomorrow is "How To Piss." Then, we'll be rounding out the week with a brand-spanking-new episode of "Adventures with Chris" featuring Vans Skate Team rider Tony Trujillo's band, Bad Shit, which includes his wife Ashley and buddy Jake Phelps. Happy viewing!
Ryan Villopoto's Racer X Cover and Exclusive Interview
Posted 03/27/2011 by Kelly
Vans MX Team rider Ryan Villopoto has seen both sides of the lights. In a moment he'd gone from the spotlights of the podium to the floodlights of the operating room. How do you recover from that? Find out how what Ryan went through in his exclusive interview in the May issue of Racer X Magazine. You can't miss it, he's riding in 4th gear on the cover.
No Room for Rock Stars: The Vans Warped Tour Documentary
Posted 03/26/2011 by Kelly
We have big news to share with you! Vans, AOP and the Vans Warped Tour are pleased to announce that No Room for Rock Stars: The Vans Warped Tour documentary is in production and slated for distribution later this year. The film is being created by the same team that developed Dogtown & Z-boys, the definitive 2001 chronicle of the origins of skateboarding, producers Agi Orsi and Stacy Peralta. The film, shot during the 2010 Vans Warped Tour, will run 90 minutes and will be accompanied by a soundtrack featuring tracks from the movie as well as a collection of the Warped Tour’s greatest hits. Distribution and release dates are to be announced. Take a look at the trailer...
Vans Warped Tour Pre-Sale and Main Stage Bands Revealed!
Posted 03/26/2011 by Kelly
The Vans Warped Tour has revealed today that A Day to Remember, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, 3OH!3, Gym Class Heroes, Against Me!, August Burns Red and Attack Attack! are joining the Tour playing the Teggart main stage. They'll be joining previously announced Teggart main stage bands Pepper, Less Than Jake, Jack's Manequin, and D.R.U.G.S. Woot Woot! Also, pre-sale tickets begin this morning at 10am local time. This offer includes, a specially priced commemorative ticket, a jump to the front of the line, along with the 2011 Vans Warped Tour Compilation CD. There are a limited number of these tickets for each show and they'll go fast, so get them while they last! Once they're gone, general on-sale tickets will be going on sale, with the date dependent on your show.
Songs for Japan: Superstars Release Benefit Album on iTunes
Posted 03/25/2011 by Kelly
As Japan recovers from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11th, the world’s top recording artists respond to the tragedy with this benefit album. Superstars such as Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Adele, and many others bring together their biggest hits on this benefit album. All proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross. Help support!
Judges Announced for Vans Custom Culture
Posted 03/25/2011 by Kelly
Haven't heard about Vans Custom Culture yet? It's a program that promotes creative expression among youth culture while supporting art in high schools across the US. Want to get involved? You have until Thursday, March 30th to get your class to register. Now for the big news, introducing the 2011 judges: Tattoo and graffiti artist Mister Cartoon, skate legend Tony Alva, and Jordan Buckley from Every Time I Die!
Introducing Vans x Jesse Jo
Posted 03/24/2011 by Kelly
Named a muse, a musician, an artist and designer - Jesse Jo has become recognized for her playful style and imaginative coolness. Inspired by good old America and rock-n-roll, Jesse Jo has teamed up with Vans for Spring '11 to create a collection that represents her tomboy-meets-girlish charm style. Check it out!
Vans Pier Classic Webcast is Live!
Posted 03/23/2011 by Dan
The Vans Pier Classic presented by Jack's Surfboards is on in clean South Side Huntington Beach Pier. Watch the live webcast as some of the finest surfers in the world battle it out for valuable 4-star WQS tour points.
Everything You Want From SXSW Music Festival
Posted 03/23/2011 by Kelly
Although most of us are still recovering from our latest adventure, SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, we've posted tons of coverage from interviews to photos to some interesting stories. Take a look and start planning your trip to join us next year!
John Florence Rips on Transworld Surf Cover
Posted 03/22/2011 by Kelly
The Transworld Surf Buyer's Guide of 2011 features the one and only, Vans team rider John Florence. With over a decade of shredding in waves from two to twenty feet, check out his Pro Spotlight in the mag. to find out which name he prefers, among other questions.
Register for Vans Custom Culture Before it's too Late!
Posted 03/21/2011 by Kelly
Only ten days left for High School Students to register for Vans Custom Culture, a nationwide contest for art classes in which we provide Vans shoes as a blank canvas for students to come up with their best, most creative designs. North Dakota, West Virginia, Vermont, Main, Delaware, Washington DC and Arkansas are in need for classes to represent their state. We're taking the top 5 schools to New York City for a museum show and $50,000 towards their art program! Make sure your class is involved and get creative!
This Week on OffTheWall.tv
Posted 03/20/2011 by Kelly
Be prepared for some great shows this coming week on OffTheWall.tv. In our newest show, Pass The Bucket, a look into the humanitarian side of today's most celebrated action sport athletes, musicians, artists and foundations, this episode talks with Fletcher Dragge. Off The Wall Comedy visits the subject of the Forgotten Legend. On Jeff Grosso's LoveLetters to Skateboarding, he sends a letter to Belmar's Bowl.
Chase Hawk Vans Video Vault Owens Hi 2
Posted 03/19/2011 by Kelly
If Vans BMX Team rider Chase Hawk laces them, you know they're good shoes for riding. Check out the new Vans Video Vault over on Vital BMX and get an up close look at the details on Hawk's new colorway and watch him lay down some of the most stylish 360s from a recent Cult trip to Nor Cal.
Vans Snow x Matt Costa Contest
Posted 03/18/2011 by Kelly
Want a custom Matt Costa Signal Snowboard and a pair of Vans Boots? Sign up to Matt's mailing list for your chance to win!
Dice Magazine Party Hits Phoenix on Saturday
Posted 03/18/2011 by Kelly
If you're in Phoenix, AZ this weekend, stop by the Dice Magazine Issue 37 Release Party. It's going down with a ramp jam, old school best trick contest, dj's, food, beer, bands and cars on March 19th at 6pm. See ya there!
Sympathies on the Passing of Surfer Sion Milosky
Posted 03/17/2011 by Dan
The entire Vans family is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Sion Milosky yesterday. Sion had recently become an active member of the Vans surf team with a terrific season on the North Shore this winter, but, more importantly, he leaves a loving wife and two young daughters.
In December, Sion won $25,000 through the Vans and Surfing Magazine North Shore Underground program with the intention of financing future surf trips. Vans will contribute the entire amount to a fund to be established to assist the Milosky family.
Additional details regarding the fund, once established, will be shared with the community. Our deepest condolences go out to Sion's family and friends.
Vans Surpasses 2 Million Facebook Fans and Celebrates
Posted 03/17/2011 by Kelly
Vans is celebrating our recent ascent of the 2 million fans on Facebook with a number of giveaways during the month of March and a special surprise online event with one of our favorite bands exclusively for our Facebook community at the end of the month. To take part, visit us on Facebook!
Live Webcast of Vans Official SXSW Showcase
Posted 03/16/2011 by Kelly
Wednesday, March 16th is the official Vans showcase at Emo's which includes The Black Lips, Off!, Bad Brains and a few others to rock the house. We'll be webcasting it live so you can hang out with us too. There so much going on in Austin for SXSW, so follow along with videos, photos, interviews tons more.
OffTheWall.tv Series Premiere: Pass the Bucket
Posted 03/15/2011 by Kelly
Vans is very proud to introduce our new series premiering on OffTheWall.tv, Pass the Bucket, a look into the humanitarian side of today's most celebrated action sport athletes, musicians, artists and foundations. Pass the Bucket presents a raw and transparent conversation of today's shocking realities and potential solutions. In the first episode of the series, meet Amy Purdy, a snowboarder, skateboarder, makeup artist, actress, model and also a double leg amputee. She is currently ranked #1 in the world for Adaptive Snowboarding and recently got adaptive sports into 2011 Winter X Games. Amy's goal is 2014 Olympic inclusion of Adaptive Snowboarding.
Eric Willett Wins US Open Slopestyle
Posted 03/14/2011 by Kelly
In Stratton, Vermont, Vans Snowboarding Team rider Eric Willett showed his skills during the US Open Slopestyle contest held this past weekend. Solid runs made up of a frontside 270 boardslide, a Cab underflip 900, switch backside double cork 1080 mute grab, only to name a few, brought him high scores and the win. Congrats Eric!
Villopoto Takes Supercross Race in Indianapolis
Posted 03/14/2011 by Kelly
Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki athlete Ryan Villopoto put all the trash talk behind him this weekend and proved that he has the tools to win races from start to finish. Once the gate dropped in the premier 450 main event rival Chad Reed was able to grab the holeshot from the rest of the pack, but Villopoto was right there and took the lead right away. RV was able to capitalize on the rest of the field and lead all 20 laps of the 450 main event to the checkers. Congratulations to Ryan for his 26 point lead in the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Series championship! Ryan is looking to maintain this nice gap as the series heads back to Jacksonville, FL this next weekend.
Free Tickets for Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Party at House of Vans
Posted 03/13/2011 by Kelly
You can get your FREE wristbands for admission to the Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Party taking place on Friday, March 25th at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, at five select Vans stores in the New York area. Come on into the store and say the secret code word "We Are Warped" to get your tickets. The party features The Wonder Years, MC Lars, Moving Mountains and Lionize and will be capped off with the main stage announcement.
Watch Vans Triple Crown of Surfing/Pipe Masters 2010
Posted 03/12/2011 by Kelly
Watch the best surfers in the world during the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing including 10-time World Champion Kelly Slater, two-time World Champ Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Taj Burrow battle for the crown. In the end, Jeremy Flores took out Kieren Perrow to win his first ever tour contest. Relive that contest on FUEL TV on Saturday, March 12th at 9pm ET/PT.
BMX Night at House of Vans
Posted 03/11/2011 by Kelly
On Friday, March 11th, the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY, held the first ever BMX night presented by Cult. A $500 Best Trick contest, prizes, giveaways, food and dj starts at 7pm and goes until 11pm. Team riders Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Robbie Morales will all be in attendance.
3OH!3 Visiting New York Vans Store
Posted 03/10/2011 by Kelly
Come out to the new Vans Store at the Queen Center in Elmhurst, NY to meet Vans Warped Tour alumni, 3OH!3. Nat and Sean will be signing autographs starting at 6pm on Thursday, March 31st. Please visit the Vans Store starting on March 25th to pick up your wristbands for the event. The wristbands are free, but you must have one to attend the signing and they are limited.
Catch the Bus Tour Starts Friday
Posted 03/09/2011 by Kelly
The Vans RV is making it's way across the U.S. starting this Friday until the end of March making stops in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and rounding out the trip at the House of Vans in New York. Join the Vans crew, ambassador of fun Steve Van Doren, Skate Team riders Andrew Langi and Tony Alva for a bbq and free gear. Christian Hosoi will join the the crew for a few stops and John Cardiel will be judging the Best Trick Contest with $500 cash only at the first two stops in Las Vegas and Tempe. See when we are coming to a city near you and catch the bus!
Vans at SXSW
Posted 03/07/2011 by Kelly
So it's just about time for us to pack up and head down to Austin for SXSW; a huge festival including art, film, music, and more. On Wednesday, March 16th the official lineup for the Vans showcase at Emo's includes The Black Lips, Off!, Bad Brains and a few others to rock the house. Our friends at Alternative Press host an all-ages and free showcase on Saturday, March 19th, across all three stages at Emo's. With over 20 bands performing including The Almost and D.R.U.G.S headlining the Vans stage. Everyone will have a reason to come out. Follow along with the festivities with videos, photos, interviews tons more.
Villopoto and Baggett Take Top Spots in Daytona Supercross
Posted 03/07/2011 by Kelly
Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki athlete Ryan Villopoto goes for two wins in a row this past weekend in Daytona Beach, FL. Villopoto has been training at his compound just outside of Clermont, FL during the East Coast rounds of Supercross where the dirt is good and the weather is warmer. After this weekends top podium finish, RV has a 23 point lead over second place! In the lites race, Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit rider Blake Baggett claims his second career supercross podium with a 54 second lead over second place L! Blake is no sitting in 2nd place for the championship points chase on the 250 East Lites Title. Next up, is Indianapolis, MN.
Vans BMX Am Contests 2011
Posted 03/06/2011 by Kelly
The 4th Annual Vans BMX Am Contests are happening in April this year. At the Vans park in Orlando, FL it's going down Saturday, April 2nd and at The Block in Orange, CA it will be Saturday, April 23rd, both are open to the public. Guest judges include Vans pro riders Cory Nastazio, Ryan Guettler, Chase Hawk, Scotty Cranmer and many more. Skate sessions canceled those days & the park will be open for BMX all day!
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing/O'Neill World Cup Airs tonight
Posted 03/05/2011 by Kelly
Check out the 2nd jewel in the 2010 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing / O'Neill World Cup today, Saturday March 5th on FUEL TV at 9PM ET/PT. Watch as the world's finest competitive surfers tackle Sunset Beach on Hawaii's North Shore and see who takes the trophy.
Complex Names Vans' Half Cab Greatest Skate Shoe
Posted 03/04/2011 by Kelly
Vans is honored to get the top slot in Complex's "The 50 Greatest Skate Shoes" with the Half Cab. Steve Caballero designed this shoe with Vans 20 years ago and is the longest running pro skateboard shoe in history. Also gracing the list are Vans' Old Skool, Sk8-Hi, Era and Rowley XLT.
Create Your Mark with Vans Girls
Posted 03/03/2011 by Kelly
Meet Tracy, Clara and Jane and join them as they take a road trip to create their mark with Vans. Check out the trailer filmed and edited by Tracy herself and read Clara's journal filled with her Polaroid snapshots. We hope that you too will be inspired to create something of your own! Also, be sure to browse through the digital Spring '11lookbook for the latest styles.
New Vans Collaboration with Hello Kitty
Posted 03/02/2011 by Kelly
Just announced! The newest collaboration for fall will be sure to cause a fuss among girls of all ages, as Vans joins forces with the global icon Hello Kitty. The limited edition Vans x Hello Kitty shoes will make it's debut in June in kids and adult sizes. This is all the information we can leak for now, but be on the look out for more details to come.
PRO-TEC x Spitfire
Posted 03/01/2011 by Kelly
In skateboarding some things are meant to be. PRO-TEC x Spitfire is the perfect example of just that. Building off PRO-TEC and Spitfire's deep roots in skateboarding, we bring together a timeless quality, originality and style. Sounds snazzy right? Check out this limited edition helmet and don't forget to wear protection kids!
Vans BMX Am Contests 2011
Posted 03/01/2011 by Kelly
The 4th Annual Vans BMX Am Contests are happening in April this year. At the Vans park in Orlando, FL it's going down Saturday, April 2nd & at The Block in Orange, CA it will be Saturday, April 23rd. Guest judges include Vans pro riders Cory Nastazio, Ryan Guettler, Chase Hawk, Scotty Cranmer & many more. Contest is open to the public and click Read The Rest to get all of the info. Skate sessions canceled those days & the park will be open for BMX all day!