Hello Kitty Stops by Washington Vans Store this Saturday

Posted 06/30/2011

Are you a fan of Hello Kitty? Well lucky for you Hello Kitty will be visiting the Vans Store in Spokane, WA this Saturday, July 2nd to celebrate the new Vans x Hello Kitty collaboration. There will be tons of giveaways from Hello Kitty and Vans and you can take a free personal photo. The fun starts at 2pm so make sure you get there early because space is limited. This is Hello Kitty's last stop, so make sure you come by if you haven't seen her already!

Vans Surf Team Riders Nominated for OC Surfer of the Year

Posted 06/29/2011

We are stoked that Vans Surf Team riders have been nominated in three different categories for the OC Surfer of the Year contest! Up for "Surfer of the Year - Male" is Tanner, Pat and Dane Gudauskas, "Surfer of the Year - Freesurfer" Alex Knost and Nathan Fletcher and "Surfer of the Year - Rising Talent" Andrew Doheny. Show your support and vote now.

Behind the Scenes at the Vans Warped Tour

Posted 06/28/2011

In case you don't know, Vans Warped Tour is in full swing and on the road until August 14th. Our girl Allie is along for the ride for the entire summer and posting her life on tour. For an inside look and tons of other good stuff, make sure you check it out. Also, don't forget to pick up tickets if you haven't already and we'll be seeing you in the pit!

Vans Girls Kicks Off Create Your Mark Campaign at House of Vans

Posted 06/27/2011

Celebrating creativity, Create Your Mark transformed Vans' Greenpoint warehouse venue into the ultimate summer DIY party for more than 1,000 revelers. Utilizing the walls of Vans' skate bowl, we hosted a mirror installation where guests drew their own designs directly on the mirrors, frames, couches and posters with markers, lipstick or stickers. The patio became the scene of a backyard summer party with a BBQ, food truck, picnic tables, benches and even an inflatable kiddie pool. Attendees were encouraged to carve their names or sweet messages onto a large wooden "CYM" logo sign coated with a silver metallic layer meant to be scratched off like a lotto ticket revealing a rainbow of color underneath, handcrafted by party host Tracy Antonopoulos and friends.

Vans Video Vault: Vans x Cult Trip

Posted 06/26/2011

A ten day road trip with two of the most progressive teams on two wheels? Welcome to the Vans x Cult "See You in the End" Norcal Roadtrip. Street, parks, pools; this video has it all. Stay tuned until July 1st to get your hands on the collection.

Vans Girls x Hellz Launches for Fall 2011

Posted 06/25/2011

When two worlds collide and create a perfect match, it only makes sense to meet again. In spring 2010, Vans Girls worked with Hellz on a shoe collaboration that not only shocked the market with it's designs, but left Vans and Hellz fans clamoring for more. After the successful sell-out run of the first collection, Hellz brain-child Lanie Alabanza-Barcena is back for a second season with two new shoe styles plus two handbags coming July 1st to add to the Vans x Hellz arsenal.

Road Trip Down Under with Vans Surf Team Riders

Posted 06/24/2011

Who locked the keys in the RV? Well it's bound to happen at least once during a road trip traveling over 1,000 miles from the Gold Coast to Sydney. Right? Find out what insane waves and funny situations the Vans Surf Team riders Tanner, Pat and Dane Gudauskas, Dylan Graves, and Andrew Doheny got into featured in the August issue of Transworld Surf Magazine.

Born - Free and Vans Support Creative Freedom with Cycle Show

Posted 06/23/2011

The motorcycle and the skateboard have always been tools of creative freedom. The Born - Free Show has quickly become recognized as the as the leading spot to gather and share in the creative freedom found in all facets of the motorcycle. This Saturday, June 25th, Born-Free and Vans together will celebrating a marriage of these two mediums on one epic day. The show is from 10am to 7pm at Oak Canyon Ranch next to Irvine Lake. The Dice after party is at Cook's Corner, just up the raod from the event from 8pm to 2am

Vans Warped Tour Kicks off on Friday!

Posted 06/22/2011

Who's excited to go to the Vans Warped Tour this summer? In just 2 days, Friday, June 24th, the fun begins in Dallas and will soon come to a city near you. Make sure you see The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Paramore, Asking Alexandria, man I could go on for hours with so many great bands on tour. Don't forget to stop by the Vans tent to say hello, get some rad gear and have an awesome time!

Dane Reynolds Joins the Vans Surf Team

Posted 06/21/2011

We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Dane Reynolds to the Vans Surf Team. Dane is one of the most exciting and unique surfers to date and brings a quiet sort of revolution with him. His approach is completely different to what's been done and his reach touches every facet of surfing. For decades Vans has been home for people choosing their own path and it’s a pleasure to be able to uphold that principle to this day and have Dane become a part of it.

Meet Hello Kitty Live at Vans Stores

Posted 06/21/2011

Hello Kitty will be coming to a few Vans Stores on the East Coast later this week! This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Hello Kitty will be live and in person to take pictures and there will be tons of giveaways. Come celebrate the Vans x Hello Kitty collaboration on Friday, June 24th in Edison, NJ, Saturday, June 25th in Jersey City, NJ and Sunday, June 26th in Garden City, NY.

This Week on

Posted 06/20/2011

This week on catch a new "Adventures with Chris" starring Geoff Rowley which just went live today, and tune in tomorrow when the Vans Custom Culture finals hits the air. Then on Wednesday check out the next installment of "Time and Space" with Mr. Cartoon.

Celebrate Go Skateboarding Day in New York City

Posted 06/19/2011

If you live in New York City or anywhere close, meet up with the crew to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day in New York City! Start at the Maloof Money Cup park in Flushing Queens and skate through the streets hitting three parks throughout the day. There will be $5,000 in cash and prizes, the worlds largest product toss, Best Trick and Ollie contests, plus a Vans MVP awards for private House of Vans sessions where the winner will be announced on the first stop of the day. Happy Go Skateboarding Day!

Go Skateboarding at Vans Skateparks June 21st

Posted 06/18/2011

Join us for Go Skateboarding Day on Tuesday, June 21st. Both parks will be open for free skateboarding all day...that's right we said free! There will be product tosses all day from our pro shop sponsors, a $200 Vans gift card high ollie contest, live DJ and shoe raffles. Check out the rest of the details and please be aware that skate sessions have the chance to reach capacity. See you there!

Gifts and Gear at the Vans Tent this Summer on Vans Warped Tour

Posted 06/17/2011

Vans will be busy this summer with giveaways, contests, new products and more at the Vans Warped Tour. Some of the highlights include: the first 200 fans to the Vans inflatable at each show with secret keyword (to be given out the night before each show via Twitter) will get Vans beads or sunglasses, fans who purchased pre-sale tickets and who bring their ticket envelope get a wallet and bandana and everyone who comes to the tent gets free stickers and posters until they run out. There's also a ton of great new gear available at the tent. Get the scoop on the new tees, hats, sandals and shoes being offered up this summer at the Vans tent, next to the lineup inflatable and in front of the Teggart main stage.

Also, Select Vans stores are selling tickets for a number of Warped shows this year for $40 while supplies last. The shows are Oceanport, Portland, Nassau, Mountain View, San Diego, Sacramento, Dallas and Virginia Beach.

Vans - Sun Diego Am Slam Skateboard Contest Series on Saturday

Posted 06/16/2011

The Clairemont Skatepark in San Diego will hold the Vans - Sun Diego Am Slam Skateboard Contest Series this Saturday, June 18th. Tons of prizes and giveaways and $1,000 prize purse in the pro-am division. This all day skateboarding festival and all ages contest so get there early for all the action!

Maloof Road Tour with Local Skate Contests, Giveaways and More

Posted 06/15/2011

The Maloof Road Tour, a 12-week RV tour across the country, is in full force and heading to Kansas City, Missouri for the upcoming weekend, June 18th and 19th. Other cities on the tour include (in order of stops): Denver, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Birmingham, Miami, Atlanta and Philadelphia. The Maloof Road Tour will work with local skate shops in each city to host skate contests (High Ollie, Best Line contests and more) on

Vans MX Team Riders Riding Hard in AMA Motocross Season

Posted 06/14/2011

Coming off an overall win from last weekend's race in Pennsylvania, Vans MX Team rider Ryan Villopoto is sitting a close second in the AMA Motocross Championship points. Pro-Circuit athletes Tyla Rattray, Dean Wilson and Blake Baggett take top three spots in the Lites Class point standings. Next race will be held at the world famous Budd Creek MX track in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Good luck guys!

What Will You Learn on this Week?

Posted 06/13/2011

What won't you learn is the question. So, this week on check out Part 1 of The Collaboratory with Rodney Smith where Vans Syndicate teams up with the East Coast skateboard pioneer who is best known for starting up Shut Skateboards with Bruno Musso back in the 80's and more recently Zoo York. Also, get a lesson in "Rodney speak" so you can communicate with him on the streets of the Lower East Side if you're in the area. Then, check in for Custom Culture Episode 4, Part 1 to follow the 5 finalists on their trip to New York, where the final judging event was held at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Watch the students as they explore the big apple, enjoy a BBQ and dance party at the House of Vans and talk about what they did to get votes and make it to the finals. And last but not least, round out your week with Time & Space featuring Mr. Cartoon Part 3.

What's the Word with Darrell Mathes

Posted 06/12/2011

How much do you know about Vans Snow Team rider Darrell Mathes? Well, I can tell you he's a great photographer and one cool dude. Catch up with him to see what he has going on and to find out more you didn't know.

Vans Girls Dream Road Trip Contest

Posted 06/11/2011

Need to get away this summer? Vans wants to send you and a friend on your dream road trip where you can create a mark of your own. Map your route, pack your bags, choose a theme song and let us know why we should pick you as the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize will consist of the fulfillment of your road trip with up to $2,000 in prizes! Although the Grand Prize winner must be 18 years old or older, there is a huge prize pack up for grabs for 17 and under. Everyone Wins! The faster you enter, the faster you'll be able to get on the road...

Coverage of Bonnaroo Music Festival, Vans Style

Posted 06/10/2011

A four day, multi-stage camping festival held on a 700-acre farm, otherwise known as Bonnaroo is going down this weekend in Manchester, Tennessee. Are you there? If not, follow our Music blogger, Tiff as she goes through her adventure at the festival. There will be tons of photos, videos and more throughout the weekend!

Marco Zamora Art Show in Los Angeles Starts this Weekend

Posted 06/10/2011

Vans family member and amazing artist Marco Zamora has an exhibition starting this Saturday, June 11th. The opening reception starts at 6pm at the POVevolving Gallery in Los Angeles. The show will go on until July 6th and is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12pm - 6pm. This will be his first solo exhibition in the US since 2009, so will definitely be worth checking out.

Vans House Parties: A Free Summer Concert Series in Brooklyn

Posted 06/09/2011

Vans is pleased to announce the 2011 Vans House Parties, a free summer music series live from the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY. In conjunction with Los Angeles-based concert promoter FYF, Vans is presenting the six-night concert series in the 25,000 square foot renovated warehouse in Greenpoint. The Vans House Parties kick off with the first event on Thursday, June 30th with No Age, HEALTH and Cults. Doors open at 7 pm. Vans House Parties are free and open to the public but we suggest early arrival to ensure entry.

Hello Kitty Visits Southern California Vans Store this Saturday

Posted 06/08/2011

Are you a fan of Hello Kitty? Well lucky for you Hello Kitty will be visiting the Vans Store in Culver City, CA this Saturday, June 11th to celebrate the new Vans x Hello Kitty collaboration. There will be tons of giveaways from Hello Kitty and Vans and you can take a free personal photo. The fun starts at 2pm so make sure you get there early because space is limited.

Vans Welcomes Wade Goodall to the Surf Team

Posted 06/07/2011

Vans is excited to introduce Australian surfer Wade Goodall as part of the Vans Global Surf Team roster. Hailing from the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia, Goodall, 24, spent his teen years establishing himself as a force in the competitive ranks, winning the Australasian Pro Junior Series in 2006 while also capturing titles on the global airshow circuit as he honed his skills alongside elite aerialists.

Maloof Money Cup Highlights

Posted 06/06/2011

Now that the dust has settled over the New York course this past weekend a winner has been named for the Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans. A big congratulations to Greg Lutzka for taking the win. Check out footage, photos, highlights and more.

New Vans Surf Collection Dropping

Posted 06/05/2011

New kicks are arriving as we speak for this fall season! Relax in new styles; Chauffeur, Del Norte or the Thurso. As for the ladies, stay cool in the new Banyon or Houston shoes. Don't forget about all the color updates on both shoes and sandals. Stay tuned for special collaborations with the likes of Vans Surf Team riders Joel Tudor, Alex Knost and Andrew Doheny.

Live Webcast of the Maloof Money Cup NY this Weekend!

Posted 06/04/2011

What are you doing this weekend? Watching the world's greatest skateboarding event? Good answer. The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans is bringing the biggest names in skateboarding to Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queen, New York for a shot at the title and top prize of $160,000 cold hard cash. With all that said, how could you miss it? If you're not going, catch the live webcast from 10am - 4pm or tune into FUEL TV at 4pm PT on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th.

Vans Custom Culture Winner Announced in Big Apple

Posted 06/03/2011

The Vans Custom Culture finals wrapped up last night at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. In attendance were judges Tony Alva, Jordan Buckley from Every Time I Die, Nicole Young, Hayden Panettiere, and Mister Cartoon, who each faced the difficult task of picking a winner out of a very talented group of finalists. In the end it was Ward Mellville High School from Long Island, NY who scored $50,000 for their school's art program. Congratulations to all who participated on a job well done! Check out photos of the big night here.

Introducing Vans x Devil Wears Prada

Posted 06/02/2011

The Devil Wears Prada is a metalcore band from Ohio, have released three full-length albums, were voted Band of the Year by readers of Alternative Press magazine and as our friends we thought it only made sense to create a shoe with them. Introducing, the Vans x Devil Wears Prada Old Skool. The collection is based on the colors of their latest album, With Roots Above and Branches Below. You can see Devil Wears Prada all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour on the main stage. Also, find out how you can win a pair in the sweepstakes.

Summer Skate Camp Registration Open

Posted 06/01/2011

Sitting around the house trying to figure out what you are going to do this summer? Come to Vans Skatepark for a week of summer skate camp. Each park is holding five summer skate sessions for beginner to advanced street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. Cost is $170 for members and $195 for non-members. Skaters learn from our Vans Skatepark certified instructors and meet 8am - 12pm M-F. Spots are limited so sign up at your local park today!

Vans and Hello Kitty have Arrived!

Posted 06/01/2011

One of our newest collaborations just dropped today! As Vans joins forces with the global icon Hello Kitty, it's sure to cause a fuss among girls of all ages. The limited edition Vans x Hello Kitty shoes have made it's debut today in kids and adult sizes. As "a friend to all" make sure Hello Kitty gets on your feet!

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