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Neck Face art show and Krooked Gnaughty video premiere!

Posted 10/31/2007

To usher in Halloween 2007, New York-based Dactyl Foundation will host an exhibition called Closed Casket, See You At The Bottom featuring works from the elusive graffiti artist and Vans contributor Neck Face. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, October 31 and end on Saturday, November 24 at Dactyl Foundation 64 Grand Street, New York, New York.

Vans Surf Alaska Part 2

Posted 10/30/2007

The Vans team takes you on a tour of Yakutat, Alaska where we've been visiting for 4 years and counting.

Vans Surf Alaska Part 1

Posted 10/30/2007

The Vans team heads to Alaska for some fishing, surfing and digging? Team riders included Reef McIntosh, Ratboy, Russell and Tyler Smith, Karina Petroni, Tanner and Dane Guduaskas.

All-New Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Features Dustin Dollin

Posted 10/30/2007

The all-new Tony Hawk's Proving Ground features Vans team rider Dustin Dollin and the Vans Downtown Showdown event. Not only that but once again you'll have the ability to unlock the special-edition Vans in the game. Check it out.

Design Contest Entry 29

Posted 10/30/2007


Check out the latest entry in the contest. This one is from DeShawn Poyntz, check it out.

Young In Shanghai

Posted 10/30/2007

Gary Young flew to Shanghai this past weekend for a comp at the World's largest skatepark. The event was called the SMP Shanghai Showdown and Gary killed it by winning the BMX Park contest. Word is the bowls are 20 feet deep. Congrats Gary on the win.

Vans BMX Team On Top In Orlando

Posted 10/30/2007

Congrats go out to Ryan Guettler who pulled his first 1080 on dirt and Scotty Cranmer who pulled a 3-flip turndown to x-up at the recent Dew Tour in Orlando. In addition, Luke Parslow won the Dirt finals and Daniel Dhers took Park as well as the overall Dew Tour Title.

Vans Sky Gallery Exhibition

Posted 10/30/2007

The works of Marco Zamora, Sage Vaughn, Kelsey Brookes, Cole Gerst, Derek Albeck and Jophen Stein will be featured at NEW IMAGE ART GALLERY, November 2-4, 2007.

Last Chance To Win Your Own Obstacle

Posted 10/30/2007

Tomorrow is your last chance to enter the Design Your Own Obstacle contest and so if you haven't submitted your entry yet, do so today! Vans will choose one of the design entries to build out and so if you want to be the envy of your friends and neighbors, enter now.

The Vans Blog

Posted 10/30/2007

There is so much being posted and written about Vans on the Web that we finally broke down and started our own blog at www.thevansblog.blogspot.com.

If going green is the newest trend in fashion, tell us how you are in style!

Posted 10/30/2007

Be A Vans Girl is looking for the girl who combines her fashion sense and environmental awareness in new and fresh ways. From using recycled goods to earth friendly fabrics we want to hear how you combine fashion and protecting the environment. The girl with the most innovative and creative idea will win a free pair of the Madera slip-ons from Vans made out of renewable resources like bamboo and pesticide free hemp textiles.

Art of Sole Show in Miami this Weekend

Posted 10/26/2007

If you are in Miami this weekend and you want to catch a cool art show, we're working with AntiKulture Gallery on The Art of Sole with a bunch of unique artists. Hit it on Saturday night!

What style do you prefer?

Posted 10/25/2007

Vans wants to know what you favorite shoe style is. From the Classic Slip-on, the Sk-8 Hi, to the low profile KVD we want to know what you wear the most, what you wear it with and what you would like to see more of. Let us know your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Design Contest Entry 28

Posted 10/25/2007




Troy Hold with his entry. Check out the chain feature in this design

Design Contest Entry 27

Posted 10/25/2007




Sam Weinberg of Los Angeles with his entry, "The Grind Rail Of Doom". Take a look

Inhabitants Premiere

Posted 10/25/2007

Come by either park on Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm to watch Habitat's new video "Inhabitants". We will be watching the new skate vid after our monthly best trick contest. Winner of the best trick gets a free pair of shoes and a spot on the monthly winner's plaque. Orlando - Outdoor Ledges, The Block - Kid Course Flat Bar. 15 minute jam format.

Orlando Autograph Signing and BBQ Recap

Posted 10/25/2007

Thanks to everyone that came out for the autograph singing and BBQ in Orlando. Bucky Lasek, Ryan Guettler, Scotty Cranmer, Neal Hendrix, Cory Nastazio and a ton of other Vans riders all came out for the signing. Fun was had to all that attended with free food, tons of giveaways, a kickin DJ and of course autographs from the pros! Everyone walked away with something! Stay tuned to the skate park website for future events like these.

Ryan Villopoto Grabs Cover of TW Motocross

Posted 10/24/2007

Congrats to Vans team rider Ryan Villopoto who grabbed the cover of the December issue of Transworld Motox. Ryan has had quite a year and this cover is well deserved.

Vans Downtown Showdown Video- Overall Contest Highlights

Posted 10/24/2007

Overall contest highlights from the '07 Vans Downtown Showdown held at Paramount Studios.

Design Contest Entry 27

Posted 10/22/2007




Shawn Ibonnet from Palm Bay, Florida submitted this obstacle with a little bit of everything in it.

Design Contest Entry 26

Posted 10/22/2007




Jonatan Jakoniuk decided to put a rainbow rail down part of a bowl section.

Design Contest Entry 25

Posted 10/22/2007




Tomi Fresh with a little pyramid box action.

Lasek And Parslow Take Gold in Orlando

Posted 10/22/2007

Congrats to Vans team riders Bucky Lasek and Luke Parslow for bringing home Gold this past weekend in Orlando at the AST Panasonic Open. Bucky secured his Gold at the final '07 AST stop with a 95.5 score on his second run. Parlsow put together two solid runs which were enough to edge out the rest of the competition. For more info, go here.

Clip of the Week #31 Dustin Dollin

Posted 10/22/2007

Dustin Dollin powers through a rugged bank with a Frontside Shove-It to Fakie in Virginia.

Downtown Showdown Video #4: Foundation Obstacle Video

Posted 10/19/2007

Skateboarding on a giant skateboard placed on a parking block, by far the gnarliest obstacle of the whole contest. It dosen't get any better than this.

Things we wish we never said...

Posted 10/18/2007

Maybe there was an ominous air about things. Blame it on the rain...

Vans Downtown Showdown Video #3 Real Obstacle

Posted 10/18/2007

From the Vans Downtown Showdown 2007, it's Real Sacto Rebate Obstacle. This is a throwback obstacle tribute to skateboard contests of the past and proved a real challenge on Saturday.

Vans Open House

Posted 10/17/2007

Vans threw a little party to celebrate the public opening of our new offices on October 4th complete with Wahoo's Fish Tacos, a Steve Van Doren barbecue, plenty of drinks, performances from MXPX and Royal Crown Revue and a kicking session on the new mini ramp.

Girl Gonz Wild Obstacle Video

Posted 10/17/2007

This obstacle was a huge hit on Saturday and plays tribute and replicates the world famous Gonz Gap at EMB in San Francisco. You gotta see this video.

Downtown Showdown Video #1 Creature Obstacle

Posted 10/17/2007

Check out this video from the Showdown of the Creature Passage Obstacle. It was given many names but whatever you call it, call it gnarly. Take a look.

Vans and Active Ride Shop Partner Up To Bring You The Music

Posted 10/16/2007

If you love music, and concerts are what you live for, be sure and enter to win a pair of tickets to the concert of your choice presented by Vans and Active Ride shop. You will get the choice to see Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, or Cute Is What We Aim For, plus much more in prizes from Vans and Active Ride Shop. Be sure and check it out.

Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Winners Announced

Posted 10/16/2007

The votes are in! Thirteen thousand bands entered this year’s Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands – the worlds largest battle of the bands competition – but after months of fan voting, grueling live performances and industry exec-driven judging, Ernie Ball is proud to announce the four winning bands chosen to perform live at the world renowned Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands 11 Showcase party.

Hana Beaman Interview

Posted 10/15/2007

Check out this interview with Hana Beaman, professional snowboarder and Vans team rider

The Green Contest

Posted 10/15/2007

If going green is the newest trend in fashion, tell us how you are in style!

Oliver Peck Slipisode 9

Posted 10/15/2007

Renowned Tattoo artist Oliver Peck speaks about his shoe and penny collections and how his new Vans are a dream job come true.

Showdown Sequences And Recap From Transworld

Posted 10/15/2007

Our friends over at Transworld posted up a nice recap and a few animated sequences from Saturday night. Take a look.

Sequences

Recap

'OPEN YOUR EYES YOU'RE DEAD'

Posted 10/15/2007

'Open You Eyes You're Dead' is a group show at Tradition in Westlake Village, Ca featuring the works of Derek Albeck, William Boone, Luke Ramsey, Chris Wolford, Marco Zamora and more. The show runs from October 20th through November 18th. The opening reception is Saturday October 20, 2007, 6-10 pm. For more info check out shoptradition.com

Zero Takes 3rd Annual Vans Downtown Showdown Team Title

Posted 10/15/2007

The 3rd Vans Downtown Showdown took place Saturday night with street skating's heavies attacking custom-built obstacles set against a New York City backdrop re-created at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

VANS DTSD07 / The first images are rolling in...

Posted 10/15/2007

Master lensman MRZ was on scene strobing out and collecting data...

The end, or very near to it...

Posted 10/14/2007

Some people will tell you bigger is better... whether or not you agree is up to you...

Isn't life a blast? Just like living in the past...

Posted 10/14/2007

Between the pollen and the heat in Sacramento California in 1987, most of us felt like dying, to bad it was a skateboard contest and that's just not allowed within such confines...

EMB Re-visited, the Showdown continues...

Posted 10/14/2007

Hollywood's most blunted... Nobody ever heard of something called HMB... Ever...

Entry into the darkest passage... The beginning...

Posted 10/14/2007

The Paramount back lot might be quiet now... Save for the sounds of dismemberment of the various obstacles of destruction from today's epic battles...

2007 Vans Downtown Showdown- Friday Update

Posted 10/12/2007

It's t-minus one day and counting for the Vans Downtown Showdown which will be shown live on vans.com on Saturday at 5 pm PST (With the pre-event show starting at 4 pm). With the event going on tomorrow, we wanted to provide a bit of an update on the expected teams and the obstacles they'll be shredding.

Catch Omar and Josh on Daily Habit

Posted 10/12/2007

Catch Josh Borden and Omar Hassan on FUEL's Daily Habit. The show airs TODAY (Friday) at 6pm (PST) and again at 9pm (PST). It also re-airs twice on Saturday at 11:30am and 2:30pm. That's 4 chances to catch the show!

Free Shadows Fall Show At Vans Orlando Skatepark

Posted 10/12/2007

On Oct. 20th at the Vans Skatepark in Orlando, Florida, Shadows Fall will be playing a free show. To make sure you get into the show you must pick up a wristband at the select Vans store locations by 10/20.

October Skate Clinic

Posted 10/12/2007

On Saturday, October 27th from 8am -12pm both skateparks will be hosting an instructional skate clinic. Instruction will be available for Beginner to Intermediate street skateboarders. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Spots are limited so sign up today at your local Vans park.

Showdown in 3 days time, obstacle names released...

Posted 10/11/2007

Time is getting tight. This reporter (if that's the proper term) has been handed the obstacle names for this Saturday's Showdown. Use your illusion folks, imagine, think hard...

Vans Downtown Showdown Live Webcast

Posted 10/11/2007

If you don't have tickets to the Vans Downtown Showdown this Saturday, you can still catch all the action on the live webcast starting at 4pm. In addition , following the event look for a full recap, photos, videos and more.

Design Contest Entry 24

Posted 10/10/2007




Steve Sisler with "The Volcanoid"

Design Contest Entry 23

Posted 10/10/2007




Here is Cody McCullough's entry which he is calling the Euro Stair.

Design Contest Entry 22

Posted 10/10/2007




From down under Rylan Mclaughlin with an ajustable hand rail.

Strength In Numbers For Vans Team Rider Stephen Murray

Posted 10/09/2007

See how fellow BMX riders honored Vans team rider Stephen Murray at the recent Toyota Challenge and how you can reach out to Stephen as he recovers from his serious accident.

Interview With Vans Girl: Anne Faith Nicholls

Posted 10/09/2007

Check out the intervew we did with the latest Vans Girl, artist Anne Faith Nicholls. Check the interview after the jump.

Meet Vans Team Riders At Vans Skatepark In Orlando

Posted 10/09/2007

Wanna meet Bucky Lasek, Ryan Guettler, and the Vans team competing at the Dew Action Sports Tour? Get to Vans skate park at the Festival Bay Mall on Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm and hang with the team. Food, music and tons of free gear!

Vans and Teen Vogue Spring 09 Fashion show

Posted 10/08/2007


Make sure and check out the Vans and Teen Vogue Spring 08 Fashion show at San Diego's hottest new spot the Ivy Hotel.

Dustin Dollin Limited Edition Proving Ground DD 66

Posted 10/08/2007

Dustin Dollin's Special Edition Signature Shoe is inspired by a classic and designed for one of the most prolific skateboarding professionals in the game today. This follow up to last year's Tony Hawk's Project 8 No Skool is featured in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Activision's latest release in the series, dropping this month.

Welcome to the official Be A Vans Girl Website!

Posted 10/05/2007

A site dedicated to the true Vans girl. The Vans girl is born from the Southern California lifestyle and is inspired by art, music, action sports and fashion. She is independent, confident and edgy, incorporating her personal style into everything she does. When it comes to fashion, rather than being defined by it, a true Vans girl creates her own.

Challenge of the Month

Posted 10/05/2007

Vans strives to inspire girls every month to stretch who they are grow as an individual. This month Vans is Challenging girls to Take it to The Streets!

Vans Girl of the Month

Posted 10/05/2007



Meet the Vans Girl of the month Eva Lewington. Eva represents a true Vans Girl as her love of the ocean has drawn her to the lifestyle of a free surfer, allowing her to pursue her dreams and travel the globe in search of the best waves. Eva embodies the Vans girl with her innovative creativity and her artistic expressions both in the water and on land.
Check out a Quick Q & A with Eva.

Vans Style Day Event At the Montage in Laguna Beach CA

Posted 10/05/2007



On June 28th Vans Descended on the Montage Resort and Spa in Laguna Beach, CA and hosted an amazing event for the retail accounts in Southern California. The girls who attended came for a day of manicures, pampering and gift bags as they previewed the up and coming Spring 2008 clothing line and got to know the girls behind Vans. It was a great day of fun and the girls left excited to have been there and looking forward to the new Vans Lines! Check out the behind the Scenes Photos and let us know your thoughts.

Cab Wins Again In Scotts Valley

Posted 10/04/2007

Congrats to Steve Caballero who once again took home the Masters Title at the 9th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Jam which wrapped up last weekend in Scotts Valley, California.

Cam White Takes Best Trick In Salt Lake

Posted 10/04/2007

Congrats to Cam White for taking the Playstation Trick of the Week Contest at last week's Toyota Challenge. Cam won it with a Barspin Tailwhip Backflip beating out Scotty Cranmer's Frontflip Tailwhip. Way to go and congrats.

Which Magazine Do You Prefer?

Posted 10/04/2007

What's your favorite magazine? Seventeen or Cosmo Girl? Or is it neither? Let us know by leaving a comment with your favorite magazine.

Ryan Villopoto and Team USA win the MX Nations

Posted 10/04/2007

Team USA killed it at Buds Creek and won the MX Nations. The USA Team consisted of Ryan Villopoto (Vans Team Rider), Tim Ferry and Ricky Carmichael. Ryan wins the first and second moto. Congrats!

Design Contest Entry 21

Posted 10/02/2007




Here is another entry from a far away land. Jurij Turnsek from Slovenia designed this spine bank obstacle with one bank that looks like it belongs in the LA river.

Southern Comfort Art Show in SF Opens Oct. 6th

Posted 10/01/2007

Hey, we want to call out a show at Stussy in SF that features three artists that are near and dear to our hearts.

Are you a true Vans Girl?

Posted 10/01/2007

Vans is excited to announce the launch of a new community site, www.beavansgirl.com, created for a limited number of girls who represent the definition of a Vans girl and live the lifestyle?

Downtown Showdown Live Webcast at Vans Skate Parks

Posted 10/01/2007

Come watch a live webcast of the Vans Downtown Showdown live from Los Angeles at both Vans Skate Parks on Saturday, October 13th. Orlando will be telecasting the first three hours of the Showdown from 7pm - 10pm EST. The Block will telecast the entire event from 4pm - 10pm PST. There will be giveaways and prizes at each park. For more information on the Downtown Showdown go here.

Protec Pool Party- A Short Film

Posted 10/01/2007

Here's a short film documenting what went down on May 12, 2007 at the Combi Bowl at the Vans Skatepark at the Block of Orange where the Protec Pool Party took place.

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