Vans Earns Recognition at Transworld SKATEboarding Awards
Posted 02/28/2013 by Kelly
A proud moment in skateboarding came to fruition last night as Vans co-founder Steve Van Doren accepted the Eric Stricker Memorial Award at the 15th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards held in Hollywood, CA. TransWorld SKATEboarding honors Van Doren for his passionate contributions to skateboarding and his life long devotion to support the skateboarding community as a whole. Vans is equally proud to congratulate Vans team rider Gilbert Crockett for his exciting win as Best Rookie.
The CCS Lurkathon presented by Vans this Saturday, March 2nd
Posted 02/28/2013 by Kelly
The CCS Lurkathon presented by Vans is back! For one day only, Saturday March 2nd, ten of the best skateparks from around the country will be holding all day shred sessions that will include product tosses, raffles and best trick contests. Skateparks in California, Washington, New Jersey, Illinois, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota and Maine will all be participating. See you on Saturday!
Watch Video Highlights from Vans Bondi BOWL-A-RAMA
Posted 02/27/2013 by Kelly
If you missed any part of the Vans Bondi BOWL-A-RAMA in Bondi Beach, Australia this past Sunday or want to re-live all the action, the highlight video is now available for your viewing pleasure! Until next year my friends...
Vans Skate Team European Trip Photo Recap
Posted 02/26/2013 by Kelly
A few weeks ago, I filled you in on the Vans Skate crew including Anthony Van Engelen, Chima Ferguson, Daniel Lutheran, Gilbert Crockett and Jason Dill and their recent trip to Europe to work on some footage for the film. Thrasher's Burnout has broken their trip into 9 different parts to take you through their trip. Enjoy!
Florence and Reynolds Bring Eclectic Surf Community to Brooklyn
Posted 02/25/2013 by Kelly
More than 600 friends and surf fans gathered together in New York this past weekend to welcome Vans surfers John Florence and Dane Reynolds and celebrated two nights of original art and film including Dane Reynolds’ new Vans signature footwear collaboration, and John Florence’s first independently produced surf film titled, Done.
Pedro Wins Pros at Vans Bondi Bowl-A-Rama Sydney
Posted 02/24/2013 by Kelly
After the rain delayed competition at Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia, for the Vans Bondi BOWL-A-RAMA, contest went underway the following day and didn't disappoint. Vans' own Pedro Barros took the win in Pros with Nicky Guerrero taking first in Masters and Vans legend Steve Caballero landing second place. Congrats to all the riders and thanks to another great year of BOWL-A-RAMA!
Vans Women's Spring '13 Lookbook
Posted 02/23/2013 by Kelly
Vans is excited to present the new lookbook for Women’s Spring 13 collection. Shot in various locations in Los Angeles by artist and photographer, Clara Balzary, the lookbook features a fresh crop of spring styles including colorful skinny denim, printed dresses and the most perfect slouchy tees. Time to update your wardrobe to spring colors!
Bondi Bowlarama Postponed
Posted 02/22/2013 by Matt
Due to heavy rain and wind, the Bondi Bowlarama has been postponed. Updated local dates/and times:
USA - Saturday 2/23 - 4PM PST. BRAZIL - Saturday 2/23 - 9PM BRT. EUROPE - Sunday 2/24 - 1AM CET. AUSTRALIA - Sunday 2/24 - 11AM AEDT.
Check out the Bowlarama site for more info.
New Bands Joining the Vans Warped Tour this Summer
Posted 02/22/2013 by Kelly
Have you been keeping up with all the insane bands added to this summer's Vans Warped Tour? Recently added Bring Me The Horizon, 3OH!3, American Scene, Ace Enders and more are ready to party with you in the pit. Check when they'll be coming to a city near you and what rad bands you'll be able to rock with.
Vans x Marvel on OffTheWall.TV
Posted 02/21/2013 by Kelly
Vans and Marvel Entertainment, LLC are excited to announce a footwear collection featuring the most iconic Super Heroes of all time. The collection will launch with Iron Man, Spider-Man and the most powerful Super Hero team in the world, The Avengers. In celebration of this special collaboration, Marvel's iconic Super Heroes learn to skateboard with a little help from legend, Steve Caballero. Check out the adventure on OffTheWall.tv.
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi Returns w/ a $100,000AUD Prize Purse
Posted 02/20/2013 by Kelly
Sydney’s stunning Bondi Beach welcomes the return of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi from February 19th - 23th for its ninth consecutive year of awesome skateboarding and events. Bondi promises to continue the festivities with an even hotter lineup of international skateboarding legends at the biggest professional bowl skating contest this side of the equator. Catch all the action via live webcast online or the Vans Live App 2.0!
Vans Surf Comes to New York with Two Events this Weekend
Posted 02/19/2013 by Kelly
Start the weekend out right by celebrating a new collaboration between Vans and Dane Reynolds at Pilgrim Surf and Supply in New York City this Friday, February 22nd from 6-9pm. Then continue the party as John John Florence and Vans present "Done" film premiere at the House of Vans in Brooklyn. Doors open at 8pm on Saturday, February 23rd.
Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational Presented by Vans March 15-16
Posted 02/18/2013 by Kelly
The Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Vans lands in the spirited surf locale of Noosa Heads, Australia on March 15th and 16th as part of the historic Noosa Crick’s Jeep Festival of Surfing. The world’s best longboard surfers will express their uniquely progressive longboard style for a piece of a $10,000 USD prize purse in the traveling contest series. Five-time world longboard champion and contest director Joel Tudor will host a strict, traditional loggin’ event with single-fin, leashless boards.
Coming to OffTheWall.tv- Vans x Metallica: Lars Meets Pat Moore
Posted 02/17/2013 by Kelly
The OffTheWall.TV crew was on hand to capture the action as new Vans team rider, Pat Moore, takes a few turns with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. The two discuss music and the new sneaker that Lars created for Vans. Also, artist Jay Howell animates another awesome video for OffTheWall.TV featuring the grim reaper in a UFO. Make sure to catch these new episodes airing next week!
House of Vans Welcomes You to Open Mic and Skate Night
Posted 02/16/2013 by Kelly
Want something rad to do on Wednesday night? If you live in New York, you're in luck. The House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY is be open each Wednesday from 7pm-11pm. Along with the open park for skating, we're turing the VIP lounge into an open mic night, so gather up your gear and your friends and come on over. Pizza and vitaminwater will be served. Time to brush up on your skills.
Vans X Haro BMX Pro Camp Registration Now Open for April 5th
Posted 02/15/2013 by Kelly
Registration is now open for the Vans BMX Pro Camp Presented By Haro. The exclusive camp will run on Friday, April 5th at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Pro instruction will be lead by Vans BMX Team riders Cory Nastazio, Pat Casey, Colin Mackay and Ronnie Napolitan. All campers will receive a pair of Vans and a limited edition Haro X Vans collab t-shirt, and 2 lucky campers will go home with a complete Haro Bike!
Ryan Guettler Road Trip Video
Posted 02/14/2013 by Kelly
Vans BMX Team rider Ryan Guettler brought friends Eric Lichtenberger, Ryan Taylor, Zak Earley, Victor Salazar, Codey Levesque, Alex Landeros together for road trip through California. They hit up Woodward West, Fresno Park, UC Berkeley and Santa Barbara. Check this edit from their adventure.
Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. at The Block this Saturday
Posted 02/13/2013 by Kelly
This Saturday, February 16th, the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be holding the Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Winner of each age division takes home a year's supply of Vans shoes (12 pair). The two age divisions are 6 - 13 and 14+ and the contest gets rolling 1pm. Registration for the contest starts at 10am so get to the park early to get your spot in line.
Classic & Love Me Collection Launch at Vans DQM General in NY
Posted 02/12/2013 by Kelly
Vans and artist Curtis Kulig come to the Vans DQM General in New York this Valentine's Day, February 14th, to celebrate the release of the Vans x Love Me collection. The General will be hosting an exclusive party with music, food, drinks and photobooth from 6-9pm. The event is open and free to the public but attendees must RSVP. See you there!
Vans Earns Footwear Product of the Year at SIMA Awards
Posted 02/11/2013 by Kelly
The Vans team earned great recognition by our industry peers Thursday night at the 10th Annual SIMA Image Awards (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association). Vans took away top honors with Footwear Product of the Year for our Van Doren Series featuring popular Classics styles with prints culled from Vans' vast archives and received a first-ever nomination for Environmental Product of the Year with the Nexpa Pro sandal utilizing a "cradle-to-cradle" footbed recycling program.
Geoff Rowley Nominated for Most Metal Athlete
Posted 02/10/2013 by Kelly
Revolver Golden Gods Award Show is America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show. While giving props to the best vocalist, best drummer and others in the business, Vans' own Skate Team rider Geoff Rowley is nominated for Most Metal Athlete! Here's where you come in. The winner will be determined by fans voting online. Let's help Geoff win this one!
Let's Talk JLay
Posted 02/09/2013 by Kelly
Now it's time for you to check out Vans team rider Johnny Layton in the Toy Machine Skate and Create video on Transworld. While we're speaking JLay, take a peek at a new series Nieratko started on Vans Skate called "Waffle When-sdays." Thank you and enjoy.
Ready, Set, OFF!
Posted 02/08/2013 by Kelly
OFF!'s North American tour is underway and will be hitting up cities like Portland, Vancouver, Boise, Denver, and more with Bad Antics and Negative Approach. As huge fans of OFF!, we're pumped to see this. See you there?
Vans and IMG Sign Multi-Year Partnership for US Open of Surfing
Posted 02/07/2013 by Kelly
Vans and International Management Group (IMG) today officially announce a three-year partnership encompassing Vans’ title sponsorship of the US Open of Surfing. Re-igniting the future of surfing’s most prestigious contest, Vans and IMG aim to engage the surf industry back to its roots, advocating an all-inclusive, world-class surfing competition and cultural festival.
House of Vans at the Mohawk in Austin March 13th-16th
Posted 02/06/2013 by Kelly
Vans proudly announces House of Vans at the Mohawk, rocking Austin from March 13th to 16th at the SXSW Music Festival. A take-off on the original House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY, the House of Vans at the Mohawk will feature some of the world's best emerging bands for four very loud days and nights at one of Austin’s most beloved and eclectic music venues –
Last Week to Register Your School for Vans Custom Culture
Posted 02/05/2013 by Kelly
Time is running out to register for the 2013 Vans Custom Culture competition! We'll be sending the first 1,500 US based high schools that register four pairs of blank canvas Vans to customize, but the window of opportunity closes on February 11th. Students, have your art teacher enter your school before it's too late.
Vans and Metallica Debut Signature Shoes
Posted 02/04/2013 by Kelly
In a continuing creative partnership, Vans and iconic rock band Metallica proudly introduce a four-piece signature collection designed by each band member delivering to stores in February. Each Metallica member – James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – had free reign to choose any iconic Vans shoe style and make it their own while drawing from their favorite influences in the worlds of music, action sports and art to create Vans shoes reflecting their personal style.
Vans Custom Culture Pack for Spring 2013 Preview
Posted 02/03/2013 by Kelly
Vans proudly previews the forthcoming Custom Culture pack available this March at select Vans and Journeys locations as well as the Vans online shop. Vans Custom Culture is a nationwide high school art competition that has inspired creativity among the youth since its 2010 inception. Each year Vans gives schools across the US a chance to express their
John Florence Wins Pipe Pro!
Posted 02/02/2013 by Matt
Congratulations to Vans Surf Team Rider John Florence for winning the the fourth annual Volcom Pipe Pro, an ASP 5-Star World Qualifying Series (WQS) event, at the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii!
Vault by Vans x Diemme Montebelluna Hiker LX
Posted 02/02/2013 by Kelly
International footwear brands Vans and Diemme launch a multi-season partnership with the release of the Vault by Vans x Diemme Montebelluna Hiker LX. Italian craftsmanship meets California skate heritage as Diemme’s sophisticated materials and perfected handmade techniques are applied to the classic Vans Buffalo Boot. Make sure to grab yourself a pair!
Open Mic and Skate Session Wednesday Nights at House of Vans
Posted 02/01/2013 by Kelly
This winter the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY will be open each Wednesday from 7pm-11pm. Along with the open park for skating, we're turing the VIP lounge into an open mic night, so gather up your gear and your friends and come on over. Pizza and vitaminwater will be served. Oh ya!