October 12, 2020
Vans X All Nations Skate Jam
A limited-edition collection of Vans made from Pendleton Fabrics in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Over the past 11 years Vans has partnered with All Nations Skate Jam, and its founder, Todd Harder, to support Native youth at the annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque New Mexico. All Nations Skate Jam is the largest and most prestigious skateboard competition for Native American youth. Each year Steve Van Doren rallies the local community and Vans Pro skaters to attend and compete.
The event was canceled this year, but that won’t stop the All Nations Skate Jam from planning an even bigger event for 2021. Vans is releasing a collection of limited-edition shoes, created in collaboration with All Nations Skate Jam. Additonally, in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day Vans is donating $5,000 to All Nations Skate Jam.
This collection includes 5 Vans Classics, customized with Pendleton Fabrics patterns: Two Old Skools, two Slip-Ons, and one Sk8-Hi.
For over 150 years Pendleton Woolen Mills has produced high quality wool blankets and fabrics inspired by Native designs. Founder of All Nations Skate Jam, Todd Harder, spoke about the fabrics and blankets saying, “The tradition of giving blankets, to help keep someone warm to make it through the winters, goes way back and is one of our gifts we give to honor people for doing great things, in more modern times now it's always a Pendleton blanket.”
The limited-edition Vans x All Nation Skate Jam collection is available now, exclusively on Vans.com.