Vans Pro Skate Introduces the Cab Lite, Available Now
Posted 04/26/2013 by Kelly
Building on and inspired by the design language of the greatest skate shoe of all time, skateboarding legend Steve Caballero’s newest Vans model is designed specifically for ultralight skate performance. Boasting an untouchable pedigree and numerous weight-reducing innovations, the Cab Lite is bound to create excitement with its exclusive Vans Pro Skate unveiling this spring.
Vans Warped Tour is Coming June 15th
Posted 04/25/2013 by Kelly
If you live in Seattle, Washington you're syked because the Vans Warped Tour starts with you June 15th! It's about that time to get tickets for a city near you, download the new app on your iPhone and iPod Touch, scope out your favorite band on the brand new Vans Warped Tour site and read the Warped 101 guide. We'll see you in the pit.
New Episode Released in Andreas Wiig's Video Series
Posted 04/24/2013 by Kelly
Episode 3, "Boots and Battle Axes" was just released from Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig's new web video series. In this episode, Andreas heads to Mammoth with the Vans Team to test out his pro model boot. Check it.
Vans Introduces the Freakwaive Collection by Gato Heroi
Posted 04/23/2013 by Kelly
Released from the mind of board shaper Robin Kegel come the designs of the Freakwaive Collection by Gato Heroi. 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 apparel and footwear created by the man himself; however, be aware ... anything created by Robin Kegel has the ability to take you on an unexpected adventure!
Vote for Vans Custom Culture Five Finalists
Posted 04/22/2013 by Kelly
The 50 Semi Finalists for this year's Vans Custom Culture competition have been announced! Head over to see the submissions and vote for your favorite pairs of customized Vans. Your votes will decide our five finalists that we'll fly out to New York for an exclusive event at the Whitney Museum of Art, where we'll crown a winner and award a $50,000 donation to that school's art program. Voting ends on May 13th!
Pedro Barros Wins X-Games Brazil Park
Posted 04/22/2013 by Kelly
Huge congrats goes out to Vans Skate Team rider Pedro Barros who took the win this past weekend at X-Games Brazil. This comes as no surprise as he has been killing it, winning Gold three times in four years and taking the win in his home country. Check out his practice and winning run.
Vans Spring '13 Boardshorts Collection, Available Now
Posted 04/21/2013 by Kelly
This spring, Vans offers a colorful collection of functional boardshorts including the Vans Era Classic, Era Stretch, and JT Trimline. Underscored by our classic heritage DNA and technical design, the Vans Era Series Boardshorts lead the way in performance, utilizing feedback from our very own Vans surf team. The Era Series embodies Vans' original style, featuring heritage checkerboard patterns and color blocked prints pulled straight from our design vault. Grab a pair for yourself before you head out to catch some waves.
Register for Summer Skate Camp at Vans Skatepark
Posted 04/20/2013 by Kelly
Don't miss out on registering for Vans Skatecamp this summer at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. There will be six weekly sessions offered starting July 8th and spots are limited. Skateboard instruction is offered for street skaters ages 6 - 16. Camp runs Monday - Friday from 8am - 12pm and includes a day pass to ride for the rest of the day. Cost is $170 for members and $195 for non-members. We'll see you this summer!
Catch Up With the Vans BMX Team
Posted 04/19/2013 by Kelly
Have you been keeping up with the Vans BMX team? They are all over the world. Vans' newest family member, Mike "Hucker" Clark spends 24 hours in New Zealand for an out of control photoshoot on a cliff. Ryan Guettler and the crew hit the road to Riverside, San Diego and Las Vegas stopping at parks, trails and ditches. Also, catch a few of the guys at X-Games Brazil.
Shout Out to Geoff Rowley at The Berrics
Posted 04/18/2013 by Kelly
Long time Vans Skate Team rider, Geoff Rowley hit up The Berrics to have fun with your Instagram comments in "Gram Yo Selfie." Hold your phone tight so Rowley doesn't brake it!
Watch Derelict Places - Athens on OffTheWall.tv
Posted 04/17/2013 by Kelly
Amidst the Olympic fever of Summer 2012, we ventured to Athens, where economic uncertainty fermented an apprehensive disquiet. Exploring the legacy of the 2000 Olympic Games seemed apt. We reconnoitered the Olympic Village for uncharted skate spots, the promise of the Kayak Centre's endless banks never fully realized thanks to unrelenting police scrutiny. The rest of the site, including a long abandoned catering facility, offered more opportunity. Check it out now on OffTheWall.tv.
Customized Kicks from Vans Custom Culture Ambassadors
Posted 04/16/2013 by Kelly
Each year, we ask some of our favorite artists, designers, celebrities, athletes and tastemakers to design a pair of blank canvas Vans, no restrictions whatsoever, to inspire the high school students participating in the competition. This year, we had a sweet new crop of ambassadors, from John Baldessari to Emma Roberts and many more. Check out their designs and be sure to vote for your favorite high school customized kicks starting next week, April 22nd!