Posted 07/31/2012

This week is your lucky week. Wait a minute, every week is your lucky week on! Bummer It's Summer - Part 2 starts your week off right. Then, coming in hot is Off The Wall Comedy Show - ECSC Episode 1 where Gavin McInnes takes off to Virginia Beach beach to check out East Coast Surfing Championships. After, check out the Classic & Brooklyn event featuring Dum Dum Girls.

Washed Out, Chairlift & Lemonade @ Vans House Parties Thursday

Posted 07/30/2012

What happens when you combine rad bands like Washed Out, Chairlift and Lemonade? An amazing time at Vans House Parties; FYF presents a summer series of shows live from The House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY. The show goes down this Thursday, August 2nd and RSVP is open now. See ya there!

Vans Womens Fall Lookbook Out Now

Posted 07/29/2012

As the heat of the summer fades, the Vans Woman kicks off her flops, throws on a fleece, and travels through the new colors of the season. With traces of autumn nights, rusty hues and stains of crimson, the Fall 2012 collection maintains the footprint of color while embracing the new time of year.

Get Out and Do Something Tour Heads to Washington Mid August

Posted 07/28/2012

Missed the first leg of Get Out And Do Something tour? You're in luck because we're bringing it to Washington State. Starting August 22nd and running through August 26th, come hang with Vans Pro Skateboarders Ray Barbee and John Cardiel and artist Greg "Pnut" Galinsky for live music, art and good times. Many giveaways at each stop including a Fender guitar, so mark it on your calendar.

Vans Downtown Showdown Coming to Amsterdam August 4th!

Posted 07/27/2012

Anyone in for a last minute trip to Amsterdam to check out the Vans Downtown Showdown? The best guys from Toy Machine, Flip, Spitfire and more will be killing their homemade built courses. Catch the live webcast online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app of the madness Saturday, August 4th. How cool is that?

The Vans Bones Brigade Block Party this Saturday in VA

Posted 07/26/2012

Plans for this Saturday? Now you do - The Vans Bones Brigade Block Party in Virginia Beach. The party starts with a BBQ, then Mini Ramp Jam, Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero performance, cocktail hour and the grand finale…Bones Brigade premiere! The best kind of Saturday you can have.

Grosso Returns w/ Loveletters To Skateboarding on

Posted 07/25/2012

Not sure if you're ready for this one, but I'll give it to you anyway. Jeff Grosso is back with Season 3 of Loveletters To Skateboarding on the amazing! Deep breath. Can you contain yourself? Good thing, Episode 1 kicks off today and you can watch it right now. I just made your day didn't I?

The Neighbourhood Releases August Tour Dates

Posted 07/24/2012

Starting in about two weeks, our friends and super rad musicians, The Neighbourhood is hitting up Colorado, Utah and California for a few shows. Download their free current EP release, "I'm Sorry..." which includes their latest single, "Wires" so you can scream your face off.

RSVP to Vans House Parties this Thursday at House of Vans

Posted 07/23/2012

Crash course in a good time- equal parts King Khan and The Shrines, Nicky Da B and The Everymen mixed with the House of Vans in Brooklyn. Wow. Head to the free Vans House Parties event this Thursday night, July 26th at 7pm. RSVP now to make it to the big show. If you can't join us, catch it via live webcast and sing along.

Two New Styles Added to Vans Customs Shoe Program

Posted 07/22/2012

Vans, the original custom sneaker maker, has added two new styles - Authentic and Authentic Lo-Pro to Vans favorites - Era, Slip-On, Old Skool and 106 in the Vans Customs Shoe Program. Available in tons of colors and patterns, it's time to get creative!

Vans OTW Presents "In Honor of Living the Good Life"

Posted 07/21/2012

The Vans OTW Collection proudly presents In Honor of Living the Good Life, a limited run photo book dedicated to our 2012 Advocates Lupe Fiasco, Eric Elms, Dimitri Coste, Chris Kong and independent creative thinkers around the world. With over 50 pages of content, In Honor of Living the Good Life gives readers a look into the lives of our Advocates with candid

Vans Warped Tour Traveling through East Coast

Posted 07/20/2012

What up east coast? Are you ready to rock? Oh ya! After hanging out in Massachusetts, the Vans Warped Tour is storming through New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia in the next few days before heading to Georgia and Florida. Make sure to check out Taking Back Sunday, Streetlight Manifesto, All Time Low and the rest of the bad ass bands.

Meet Christian Hosoi at Vans San Francisco Store

Posted 07/19/2012

Join us to meet legendary Vans pro Christian Hosoi at the San Francisco Centre Vans Store Saturday, July 21st. There will be autographs, giveaways and more starting at 2pm. The first five people in line will receive a copy of Christian's new book "Hosoi." See you there!

Vans Classic & Brooklyn Event Saturday, July 21st

Posted 07/18/2012

The House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY will be on fire Saturday, July 21st as we celebrate our iconic Classics footwear, music and art. Come party with us from 8pm - 12am with performances by Dum Dum Girls and Widowspeak and special guest DJ Fingers on the Pulse. Get your nails done at our custom nail bar with Minx nails and enjoy free customized merchandise by artist, Christian Joy. This is the last U.S. event of this series, so make it count!

Anthony Van Engelen Week on Vans Skate

Posted 07/17/2012

As we continue our Vans Rider Week on Vans Skate, we bring you the one and only Anthony Van Engelen aka AVE. Yesterday we got into blasts from the pasts and today, Nieratko brings you an exclusive and I mean exclusive long interview for your eyes only. Check back each day this week for something new on AVE. Your welcome.

Vans x Skateboarder Magazine Collection Out Now!

Posted 07/16/2012

The original Skateboarder Magazine meets the original skate shoe company for a limited edition collection of classics. Vans’ designers re-created Skateboarder clothing classics as well as drew inspiration from the pages of Skateboarder that chronicled skate’s infancy to create new timeless clothing and footwear. The collection is out now, check it!

Come Hang Your Hat on

Posted 07/15/2012

Get your horses ready for Part One of Bummer It's Summer on A new show staring Vans Snow Team Rider Darrell Mathes and his fun life. Then, The Collaboratory meets up with Horween Leather Company to see how unique collaborations go down with Vans. Missed the Classic and LA event? Check out the night featuring Yacht on Friday.

Iouri & The Kids Skate Tour in Switzerland

Posted 07/14/2012

Vans Snow Team Rider Iouri Podladtchikov embarked on a seven day skatepark tour in his home country, Switzerland, to connect with the kids and get everyone stoked on skateboarding in the summer. Read about their fun trip and take a look at some great photos!

Vans Warped Tour Tickets Available in Select Vans Stores

Posted 07/13/2012

Get 'em while they're hot! There's still time to purchase Vans Warped Tour tickets at select Vans stores for $39 for cities in Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Washington, and Oregon. While we're speaking VWT, take a look at a brand new video blog series, 'Follow My Vans' where AmandaRae gives you behind-the-scenes footage, band interviews and more. Check it out and we'll see you in the pit.

Create Your Mark with Vans Womens

Posted 07/12/2012

The CYM Collection helps you create your mark in a do-it-yourself way using our apparel items. Vans crafted product is intended for you to design it just as you like it. Cut it, rip it, sew it, dye it, bleach it or write on it. Whatever you do make it uniquely yours.

Vans Classics & Portland Event - Saturday, July 14th

Posted 07/11/2012

Look what we found...your invitation to our Vans Classics & Portland event this Saturday, July 14th! This is the second event Vans is throwing to celebrate our iconic Classics footwear, music and art. Performances by The Thermals and Fidlar and special guest DJ Bobby Dangerous. Join us at Holocene from 8pm - 12am to enjoy free customized Vans classic merchandise by artist, Radical Friend and Discipline as well as a Minx nails at our custom nail bar.

Summer Skate Camp Going on Now at Vans Skatepark

Posted 07/10/2012

Vans Summer Skate Camp just started this week, which means there is still time to sign up for the next six week sessions. Skateboard instruction is given by Vans approved instructors for ages 6 - 16. Cost is $170 for members and $195 for nonmembers. Enjoy your summer plans at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Spots are limited so sign up today!

New Mexico Trip with Daniel Lutheran on

Posted 07/09/2012

Danlu is a star, a big bright shining star. He graces the pages of Skateboarder Magazine's new issue, and he went all out and brought the gnar to every page for his feature. Most of the shredding and photographing was completed in and around Los Angeles, but Dan really wanted to make a trek home to Albuquerque, New Mexico to get his final tricks for his interview. Watch his new video on of his mission with a few of his friends.

House of Vans Rocks with Vans House Parties July 12th

Posted 07/08/2012

Your Thursday night is about to get a lot better. When I say better, I mean amazing. Vans House Parties is bringing H20, 7 Seconds and Tournament live from the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY all for you. Better yet, it's free. RSVP now to join in on the kick ass night.

Vans Warped Tour Hits the Mid-West

Posted 07/07/2012

Sorry to report that the Vans Warped Tour is half way over! That means there's still time to catch a show in a city near you. We're excited to see Every Time I Die, amongst others. Who are you excited to see?

Ryan Villopoto Nominated for ESPY Award

Posted 07/06/2012

This is huge. Congratulations to Vans MX Team rider, Ryan Villopoto for being nominated for the Best Action Sports Male Athlete at ESPN's ESPY awards! Cast your vote now for Ryan and then watch it live on Wednesday, July 11th at 6pm PST.

Check out the Fall '12 California Collection

Posted 07/05/2012

The California Collection's subtle design elements and unique material choices connect a rich heritage of modernism with the spirit of Americana craftsmanship and artistry. Traces of vintage surf and skate inform a collection character that is perceptive to the aesthetics of subculture throughout. From the bohemian movement forged by the early beat poets of the 50s and the folksingers of the 60s and 70s to the street and tattoo artists driving popular art today, progressive styles from the hearts of Los Angeles and San Francisco find a new idiosyncratic expressiveness that is personal, inspired, and unpretentious. Check out the Fall '12 California Collection on the brand new California Collection web site. Detailed product descriptions, multiple views of each style, video, photography from the designers, and more.

Vans Classics & Los Angeles Event on Saturday

Posted 07/05/2012

This summer Vans presents an event series to celebrate our iconic Classics footwear, music and art. Kicking off the special series is our 'Classic & Los Angeles' event with performances by Yacht and Papa at The Bootleg Theater on Saturday, July 7th. Extend fashion to your fingertips with Minx nails at our custom nail bar and enjoy free customized Vans classic merchandise by artist, Crybaby. Don't forget to RSVP!

Luke Parslow's BMX Jam this Saturday

Posted 07/04/2012

Vans BMX Team rider Luke Parslow is throwing a BMX jam and contest this Saturday, July 7th in Lake Perris, CA. There will be food, raffles, a live band and lots of good riding. All benefits from the second annual "It Is What It Is Jam" go to Stephen Murray and Thomas Handcock so come out and support!

Vans x Alex Kopps Surfsider Launch Thursday, July 5th

Posted 07/03/2012

Vans and Thalia Surf Shop invite you to dive into the bewildering imagination of multi-media artist Alex Kopps this Thursday, July 5th. Original artwork, short film and Alex's custom Vans Surfsiders will be showcased along with special giveaways. Libations will be served from 6:30 - 9:30pm at Thalia's Laguna Beach, CA location.

Vans OTW Advocate - Dimitri Coste

Posted 07/02/2012

For this installment of's interview series with Vans' current OTW Advocates, we catch up with jack of all trades, Dimitri Coste. The photographer, artist, motorcycle and BMX enthusiast discusses his love for vintage camera gear, classic motorcycles, and why he loves meeting the people he photographs.

Scotty Cranmer Takes Gold in X Games BMX Park

Posted 07/02/2012

Scotty Cranmer is a bad ass. That's it. Done and done. He completely tore the park course apart as he competed against the worlds best riders including many of his teammates. Scotty took the top spot with Vans teammate Pat Casey taking Bronze, respectively. Huge ups guys!

Pedro Barros Wins Skateboard Park At X Games!

Posted 07/01/2012

Pedro Barros continued his winning streak today by winning Gold at X Games Skateboard Park! "It was just an amazing finals and to get the score on the last run, I was psyched," said Barros, after the win. Click here to watch Pedro"s winning run.

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