Vans Tie Dye Classics Available Now
Posted 03/31/2013 by Kelly
The DIY skate style of the ‘90s resurfaces with the Tie Dye Classics from Vans. Due out this spring, the Tie Dye Classics present blue and rust editions of the Classic Slip-On and Half Cab. The Classic Slip-On is engulfed in tie dye from toe vamp to heel counter while the Half Cab produces more subdued colorways with treatment applied to the ankle, quarter and toe panels of each mid-top. The Tie Dye Classics are available now at key Vans retailers.
Gilbert Crockett Interview in Transworld
Posted 03/30/2013 by Kelly
If you're not a subscriber of Transworld Skateboarding, then you're slacking. The latest issue has a huge, six-page interview with our man Gilbert Crockett. Read up!
Anthrax on North America Tour Now
Posted 03/29/2013 by Kelly
Anthrax rocked L.A. the other night and will be coming to a town near you soon. Here's a look at what went down in Hollywood. Make sure you go check out the show and tell them we said what's up!
Vans OTW Alomar for Spring '13
Posted 03/28/2013 by Kelly
The Alomar is an OG of the Vans OTW Collection and has been a favorite since day one. Each year our chukka-styled high-top rolls out in a mix of materials and hues for seasonal colorways and special collaborations. Spring 2013 brings forth five new colorways of the Alomar, all of which are available now at Vans retail locations and key OTW retailers.
Art Show at AR4T in Laguna Beach, CA April 4th-27th
Posted 03/27/2013 by Kelly
The AR4T Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA is proud to present, "Microscopic Hinges" with new works from Niel Blender, Russ Pope and three other great artists. Opening reception is from 7pm-10pm next Thursday, April 4th. The exhibition lasts until April 27th, so if you can't make it opening night, make sure to find time to check it out.
Vans Warped Tour Kick-Off Party this Thursday Night
Posted 03/26/2013 by Kelly
If you're in the Los Angeles area, head to Club Nokia this Thursday, March 28th for the Vans Warped Tour Kick-Off Party. Featuring Brian Marquis, Big Chocolate, MC Lars, New Beat Fund and Chiodos (with other surprise guests and Warped Artists). There are only a limited number of tickets, so get yours now!
Elijah Berle Pack Video
Posted 03/25/2013 by Kelly
This season we are introducing a special assortment of Vans PRO CLASSICS presented to you by our Vans riders themselves. The Elijah Berle pack comes complete with an Old Skool ’92 Pro and a Sk8-hi Pro, both designed with camouflage accents and hunter-inspired color schemes. Check out a fire-filled commercial to go along with this kick ass pack.
Vans X Premium BMX Am Contest Winners
Posted 03/25/2013 by Chase
Some amazing riding went down at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA on Saturday, April 6th for the Vans X Premium Am BMX Contest. The mezzanine was full of spectators and the riders were giving it there all. Read the rest for complete results and check the winner photos!
Skate and Open Mic Night Wednesday's at House of Vans
Posted 03/24/2013 by Kelly
The House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY is 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.
Register Now for Vans X Haro BMX Pro Camp April 5th
Posted 03/23/2013 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!
Catch The Bus Tour Hits the Southeast this Weekend
Posted 03/22/2013 by Kelly
The Vans RV is on the road and visiting some of our favorite shops along the way, hitting Jacksonville today and working it's way through Atlanta, Wilmington, Virginia Beach and Delaware through Tuesday. Meet up with Vans Skate Legends, get free gear and bbq at each stop. See when we are coming to a city near you and catch the bus!
Johnny Layton's Private Vans Mini-Ramp Session
Posted 03/21/2013 by Kelly
The other day, team rider Johnny Layton and a few friends had a private skate session at the Vans mini-ramp. Take a look at what went down with teammates Daniel Lutheran and Taylor Swift and a few of his friends.
Vans BMX Welcomes Hucker to the Team
Posted 03/20/2013 by Kelly
Vans is proud to announce Mike Hucker Clark is now riding for the Vans BMX team. Hailing from Huntington Beach, CA Hucker's surf and skate influenced BMX dirt jumping skills are one of a kind. In this "Welcome To The Team" video, Hucker takes a unique tour around the city that raised him from the river trail to the beach path and finally to the trails.
Cowtown's 12th Annual PHXAM Presented by Vans April 6th-7th
Posted 03/19/2013 by Kelly
Cowtown Skateboards is proud to announce the 2013 PHXAM Skateboard Contest presented by Vans. Top amateur skateboarders from across the globe will compete for more than $8,000 in cash and prizes at Cowtown's PHXAM on Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th. The top 40 riders from the qualifying jams on Saturday will skate in the semifinals on Sunday which will be webcast live.
Relive House of Vans at the Mohawk as Curtain Draws on SXSW
Posted 03/18/2013 by Kelly
Four amazing days of music and good times drew to a close Saturday night in Austin with the final shows at the House of Vans at the Mohawk. Thousands of music fans joined Vans each day at the beloved Mohawk for an incredible mix of artists rarely seen under one roof while many, many more caught the performances via the live webcasts powered by Seagate. From legends Iggy and the Stooges, Ghostface Killah, The Specials to some of today’s top artists
March and April Skate Clinics at Vans Skatepark
Posted 03/17/2013 by Kelly
Brush up on your skate skills before summer rolls around. Skate clinics will be offered in March and April (3/23 & 4/27) at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Instruction is given for beginner to advanced street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. These have been filling up fast so make sure you go to the park today to get your spot.
More Live Music from House of Vans at Mohawk in Austin Saturday
Posted 03/16/2013 by Kelly
Phew, it's not over yet! Tune in as we stream music all day live from the House of Vans at the Mohawk at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The day starts at 12pm CT. It's like your at the Mohawk without fighting for a place to see. Nice.
Vans x Premium BMX Am Contest
Posted 03/15/2013 by Kelly
Mark your calendars! The Vans BMX Am Contest brought to you by Premium will be Saturday, April 6th at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. The contest will be open to BMX riders in 3 Divisions: 6 - 13, 14+ and Sponsored. A complete Premium bike and giant sponsor prize pack for 1st place in each division and prizes for 2nd and 3rd places as well. Guest Judges include Connor Lodes, Pat Casey, Josh Harrington & Ronnie Napolitan.
Music Heavy Weights Tear Down House of Vans at the Mohawk
Posted 03/14/2013 by Kelly
Vans kicked off four days of non-stop music with the curtain drawing on the House of Vans at the Mohawk in Austin on Wednesday with the Vans SXSW Showcase presented by Fat Possum Records. Iggy and the Stooges, Ghostface Killah, The Specials, Japandroids, Middle Class Rut and Sky Ferreira made for a blistering mix of hip hop, ska, punk rock, indie and synth-pop.
Live Music Webcast from House of Vans at the Mohawk at SXSW
Posted 03/13/2013 by Kelly
It has arrived! Day 1 of 4 of the live webcast from the House of Vans at the Mohawk right here at SXSW in Austin, Texas. We've set up day and night showcases which means 14 hours of solid music brought to you live. Today, Trash Talk, Skeletonwitch, Pallbearer, Japandroids, Ghostface Killah and more. Check the full schedule and get ready to watch some amazing bands!
Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational Debuts in Australia on Friday
Posted 03/12/2013 by Kelly
This Friday March 15th, sixteen of the world’s best longboard surfers will express their uniquely progressive surf style in a series of heats, before competition ramps up for finals on Saturday, March 16th. With a $10,000 USD prize purse up for grabs Noosa will watch on as defending title owner and Noosa local Harrison Roach, past winners Alex Knost and Tyler
Curren Caples Wins Volcom Damn Am!
Posted 03/11/2013 by Kelly
Congratulations to Vans Skate Team Rider Curren Caples for winning Volcom Damn Am at the brand new Volcom Park in Costa Mesa, CA today! Click here to watch Curren's winning run.
Vans BMX Welcomes Dan Sandoval to the Team
Posted 03/10/2013 by Kelly
Dan Sandoval is quickly becoming a name you associate with the top BMX park riders in the world. It's easy to forget that Dan's brakeless with all his wild combos and ramp tricks, he has his program dialed. Dan is now officially a part of the Vans BMX pro team and will be globetrotting the world this year letting loose his madness at X Games and Dew Tour. We were able to meet up with Dan for a little taste of park and dirt insanity in Southern California.
More Bands Joining Vans Warped Tour
Posted 03/09/2013 by Kelly
Relient K, Story of the Year, Issues, Billy Talent and six more bands have all been added to this year's list of great artists to hit the Vans Warped Tour stages this summer! Make sure you pre-order tickets now, the summer is fast approaching. Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands is your chance to play live on the tour, so make sure you submit your music now. We'll see you in the pit this summer.
New Andreas Wiig Web Video Series
Posted 03/08/2013 by Kelly
Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig is a world-renowned snowboarder with multiple podium wins, video parts, featured product lines, and a new business venture. His newest web video series, "Under The Wiig," will document Andreas’s travels, passions, lifestyle and his everyday life. Make sure to check out each episode as they drop.
Dennis McNett's Wolfbat's Ark Event at House of Vans March 9th
Posted 03/07/2013 by Kelly
Come out to the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY this Saturday, March 9th for a one-of-a-kind Dennis McNett event. The event entails an interactive performance orchestrated by Dennis McNett and Wolfbat Studios of The Wolfbat Tribe slaying the demons and storm surge sent by the gods through hurricane Sandy. Band performances, DJ and you never know what else can happen from 8pm-12am.
Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi Collection Launch at Blends Friday
Posted 03/06/2013 by Kelly
We are pleased to invite you to the grand opening of a “Shop in Shop” presented by Vans and Blends. The two have teamed up to open a one of kind in store experience in Blends San Diego, CA solely dedicated to the different lifestyles of Vans from Classics, California Collection, OTW and Vault. This special project will run through March 8th until the end of August. So, please join us Friday March 8th at Blends San Diego from 6pm-9pm. There will be an art showcase by Taka Hayashi, hosted beverages, music and much more.
Vans Amateur Combi Pool Results
Posted 03/05/2013 by Kelly
The 2013 Vans Amateur Combi Pool Party took place this weekend at the Vans Skatepark at The Outlets in Orange. Over 40 amateur skaters attended, battling it out for their piece of a $10,000 prize purse. Featuring two divisions, 14 and under and 15 and over, finalists were selected for their exceptional combi pool skills, pulling off massive airs and impressive runs comparable to their professional counterparts.
Vans Presenting Huge Lineup at House of Vans at the Mohawk
Posted 03/04/2013 by Kelly
Legends Ghostface Killah, The Specials and Iggy and the Stooges and rising stars Japandroids join Middle Class Rut and Sky Ferreira in a raucous riot of hip hop, ska, punk rock, indie and synth-pop that is the must-see SXSW Music Festival lineup and coming live from House of Vans at the Mohawk on March 13th.
Vans Freak Waive by Gato Heroi - Robin Kegel
Posted 03/03/2013 by Kelly
From Robin Kegal’s creative mind come the designs of Gato Heroi and Freak Waive. Known the world over for his “on-location” approach and one-of-a-kind, eclectic craftsmanship of longboards, flight bags, and all things surf, Vans takes a backseat and lets Robin drive on this one. The creations of Gato Heroi are brought to life in a unique collection of footwear and apparel created by the man himself; however, be aware ... anything created by Robin Kegel has the ability to take you on an unexpected adventure!
Mike O'Meally: Skate Photos 1993-2013
Posted 03/02/2013 by Kelly
For the last 20 years O’Meally has travelled the globe documenting some of the world’s most prolific skateboarders. His exhibition ‘Mike O’Meally: Skate Photos 1993 -2013’ is a selection of images taken from his extensive archive of skate photography.
Vans x Metallica
Posted 03/01/2013 by Kelly
With Vans’ deep roots in music and heritage as the original skate shoe maker, it only makes sense to work with a band as influential to action sports and youth culture as Metallica. For spring 2013, Metallica, one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time, collaborates with Vans on a footwear capsule consisting of a Sk8-Hi and Slip-On, each inspired with artwork from their debut studio album, Kill ‘Em All. Get yourself a pair!