Get Ready Texas, the Vans Warped Tour is Coming Your Way!

Posted 06/30/2012

The Vans Warped Tour has been on the road for a few weeks now, and boy is this an awesome year! The tour hits San Antonio today, Houston on Sunday, and Dallas on Tuesday, then travels through over 25 stops and ends in Oregon on August 5th. Don't miss your favorite bands playing this summer! See you in the pit.

Vans Athletes Going For Gold at X Games this Weekend

Posted 06/29/2012

X Games is here! Competition has begun today and runs through July 1st with more than 200 of the best athletes in the world descending on downtown Los Angeles. The roster is full of Vans and Pro-tec athletes competing. Make sure to come out or watch all the action go down. Good luck guys!

Vans Introduces LXVI

Posted 06/28/2012

Today we launch Vans’ LXVI: the next evolution in footwear from the action sports original. With the active lifestyle of action sports in mind, LXVI offers versatile shoes free from traditional construction parameters, focused on everyday wear through superior comfort, flexibility and reduced weight. Fusing advanced designs with the familiar Vans aesthetic results in the next generation of your favorite shoes. Take a look at the new collection...

Hello Kitty Visits Texas Vans Stores this Saturday and Sunday

Posted 06/27/2012

If you haven't met Hello Kitty yet, here's your last chance for the summer. Hello Kitty will be visiting the Vans Store in Brownsville, TX on Saturday, June 30th and Laredo, TX on Sunday, July 1st. 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.

Behind-The-Scenes of DanLu's Skateboarder Cover

Posted 06/26/2012

About a month ago, we brought news to you that our very own Skate Team rider, Daniel Lutheran, grabbed the cover of the June/July issue of Skateboarder Mag. Now, we have behind-the-scenes photos, interview and video. Way to go DanLu!

OTW Advocate - Chris Kong

Posted 06/25/2012

For this installment of's interview series with Vans' OTW Advocates, we head to Hong Kong to catch up with designer, artist and business man Chris Kong to get a deeper look into what inspires one of today's most legendary toy designers.

Catching Up with Geoff Rowley

Posted 06/24/2012

The other day on Go Skateboarding Day, we caught up with Vans Skate Team rider Geoff Rowley on the road and asked him about teaching his son to skate the Mega Ramp, his new shoe, Arto's near death slam and what's upcoming from Flip Skateboards. Check it.

Catch Live Performances from Vans Warped Tour in Ventura, CA

Posted 06/23/2012

Catch sets from Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, We the Kings, All Time Low, The Used and more streaming LIVE from Vans Warped Tour in Ventura, CA thanks to FuseTV. Watch it on YouTube or on Vans Warped Tour this Sunday, June 24th starting at 4:25 PST!

Pro-tec Am Pool Contest at Venice Skatepark

Posted 06/22/2012

In celebration of the Venice Skate Park’s third anniversary, the Venice Skateboard Association and Pro-Tec, present the 2012 Dennis “Polar Bear” Agnew Memorial Pool Jam this Sunday, June 24th. Along with skating competitions, the event will also have vendors, giveaways, raffles and food trucks. Come check it out.

2 Be Continued: The Ryan Villopoto Film Premiere

Posted 06/21/2012

What will you be doing Thursday, June 21st at 9pm PST? Watching the exclusive live premiere of the new documentary film, 2 Be Continued: The Ryan Villopoto Film? Good answer. Volcom and Vans spent some time with the team rider to see what this private and quiet champion is all about. Tune in tonight, then download the film so you can watch it whenever you want.

Vans Skate Team Riders at Orion Music + More this Weekend

Posted 06/20/2012

If you can tell me what's cooler than going to the first-ever Metallica Orion Music + More and seeing your favorite Vans Skate Team riders this weekend, I'll give you a dollar. Rock out with Metallica headlining both nights along with demos and team signings with Tony Trujillo, Johnny Layton, Steve Caballero, Omar Hassan, Christian Hosoi and more on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. Even witness Tony Trujillo vs. Rob Trujillo on bass. Ya, I said it.

Celebrate Go Skateboarding Day with Vans

Posted 06/19/2012

Whether you live on the East Coast or the West Coast, we've got you covered for Go Skateboarding Day this Thursday, June 21st. Head to the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA with free skateboarding all day, high ollie contest with a prize of $200 Vans gift card and a ton of product tosses. In New York City, we're teaming up with Shut and the Ace hotel that night for a 21+ party with DJ's, rad raffles and more. Happy Skateboarding Day!

Vans House Parties Officially Begin on Wednesday!

Posted 06/18/2012

Are you ready to rock? Hopefully you are by this Wednesday, June 20th because that's when it all begins! FYF presents Vans House Parties, a summer series of shows live from the House of Vans in Brooklyn. They go down about every two weeks with really rad musical guests. Did I mention the shows are free? Make sure to RSVP and if you can't make it watch the live webcast and pretend you're there.

Get Out & Do Something Tour Kicks Off Wednesday in Florida

Posted 06/17/2012

Join legendary Vans Pro Skateboarders Ray Barbee and John Cardiel for live music, art and good times during the Get Out & Do Something Tour traveling through Florida and Georgia June 20th - June 24th. Ray and the Mattson 2 will be performing live, followed by John Cardiel spinning his favorite music. Greg "Pnut" Galinsky will also be in the scene sharing his artistic

Vans OTW Advocate - Eric Elms

Posted 06/16/2012

Vans OTW Advocate, Eric Elms visits the beautiful landscape of Reykjavík, Iceland and gives you an inside look into his work life while printing the newly released Todd Cole book.

Vans Warped Tour is Hitting the Road

Posted 06/15/2012

The time has come. The Vans Warped Tour has started! The tour kicks off in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 16th and ends in Portland, Oregon on August 5th and you know they'll be hitting a spot near you. Check your guide to all things Warped before you hit the road and when you get there, head to the Vans tent for some free gear. See you in the pit.

Hello Kitty Stops by Colorado Vans Store this Saturday

Posted 06/14/2012

Hello Kitty will be visiting the Vans Store in Colorado Springs, CO this Saturday, June 16th to celebrate the second Vans x Hello Kitty collaboration. There will be tons of giveaways from Hello Kitty and Vans and free personal photos. The fun starts at 2pm so make sure you get there early because space is limited.

Born-Free 4 and Vans Support Creative Freedom with Cycle Show

Posted 06/13/2012

The motorcycle and the skateboard have always been tools of creative freedom. The Born-Free 4 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 30th, Born-Free and Vans together will celebrate a marriage of these two mediums on one epic day.

Vans Presents a Special Screening of Bones Brigade in Philly

Posted 06/12/2012

That's right folks, Vans presents a special Go Skateboarding Day Screening of Bones Brigade! You can see this autobiography by Stacy Peralta on Thursday, June 21st at 8pm at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA. This is a free event, but you have to pick up a ticket from the list of finer skate shops while supplies last. You're in for a real treat.

Omar Hassan Week on Vans Skate

Posted 06/11/2012

What to say about Vans team rider Omar Hassan? Well, maybe you should ask yourself, what can't this man skate? Nieratko dives in with a blast from the past- two plus decades deep, an exclusive interview, his favorite spots and more with Omar Hassan week on Vans Skate. Enjoy! Hooks You Up this Week

Posted 06/10/2012

Join us on this week for some outrageous but heart-warming entertainment. Check out what the Vans Get Out And Do Something to is all about and where you can join the tour at the end of June. Then, we meet up with Chris Nieratko and Ray Barbee in Part 2 of Adventures with Chris. To round out the week, we re-live the excitement of the Vans Custom Culture Finals.

Round Four Motocross Championships Head to PA this Saturday

Posted 06/09/2012

The fourth round of AMA/Lucas Oil Motocross Championships head to High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania this Saturday, June 9th. Keep your eyes out for Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Jake Weimer in the 450 class and Blake Baggett, Broc Tickle and Ivan Tedesco in the 250 class. Take a look at the track the Vans Moto guys will facing.

Vans OTW Advocate - Lupe Fiasco Video

Posted 06/08/2012

Lupe Fiasco joined the OTW Advocate crew in January 2012 and exemplifies the meaning of "living the good life." He can be seen wearing his favorite OTW styles, the Stovepipe, Alomar and Alcon during live performances all over the world. Check him out as he talks about his journey through making music, to experiencing his perfect moment of performing on stage.

Hello Kitty Coming to Vans Store in SoCal and Atlanta

Posted 06/07/2012

Who's a fan of Hello Kitty? If you're raising your hand, come out to Mission Viejo, CA this Saturday, June 9th at 2pm or Atlanta, GA this Sunday, June 10th at 2pm to meet Hello Kitty live and in person! You'll receive a free personal photo and giveaways from Hello Kitty and Vans. Make sure you get there early!

Journeys Backyard BBQ in Philly this Saturday

Posted 06/06/2012

Hey Philadelphia, Vans BMX Team riders are coming your way! The Journeys Backyard BBQ is going down this Saturday, June 9th and Cory Nastazio, Gary Young, Ryan Guettler, Ali Whitton, Coco Zurita and Scotty Cranmer will be on hand for demo's at 1:15pm and 4pm. There will be tons of Vans giveaways, music performances by Circa Survive and Marianas Trench and a lot more. So come out for a good time!

Vans x Skateboarder Magazine

Posted 06/05/2012

First published in 1964, Skateboarder magazine was integral to the birth of modern skateboarding. With the Skateboarder Magazine by Vans collection, 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 drops July 1st, so get ready!

New Episode of Cutting Room Floor on

Posted 06/04/2012

The Vans Surf movie Get-N Classic Volume 2 is coming out later this fall. Check out clips from a trip to Indonesia in a new episode of Cutting Room Floor on to get ready. More episodes are on their way...

September Shred @ Vans Skatepark 9/22

Posted 06/04/2012

Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be hosting the 5th annual September Shred Skate Contest on Saturday, September 22nd. Registration starts at 10am and the contest gets rolling at 1pm. Prizes include $500 for 1st place in the sponsored division, $300 for 1st place in the ages 14+ division and giant sponsor prize packs for 1st place in the ages 6 - 13 division. Come out and join us and check out the flyer for more details.

Flip Signing & Demo at Vans Skatepark 8/17

Posted 06/03/2012

Flip is bringing their big league team to Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA on August 17th @ 2PM. Geoff Rowley, Arto Saari, Lance Mountain and more will rock a demo at the park and sign autographs for fans. Everyone is welcome for giveaways and prizes while supplies last. Read the rest for detailed information and check out the flyer. Don't miss it!

Vans Skatepark Holds Summer Skate Camp

Posted 06/03/2012

Summer is here which means it's time for Vans Summer Skate Camp at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Registration is now open for six weekly sessions starting July 9th. Skateboard instruction is given by Vans approved instructors for ages 6 - 16 for beginner to advanced. Spots are limited so sign up today!

Zero Demo Recap Video

Posted 06/02/2012

Read the rest to watch a recap video from the Zero Demo @ Vans Skatepark that took place on 7/8. Thanks to all that came out!

OTW Collection Brings New Styles Your Way

Posted 06/02/2012

Fresh new Fall '12 colorways and styles from the OTW Collection are now available. The Alomar, Stovepipe, Ludlow, Woessner and Pritchard return with new materials and color hits, and the Piercy, Cobern 2, Cypress and Alcon make their debut in the collection this fall. Keep an eye on the OTW Facebook, Twitter and OTW site for the upcoming collaborations with the rest of our Advocates crew - international superstar Lupe Fiasco, toy sculptor Chris Kong, graphic designer Eric Elms and filmmaker/photographer Dimitri Coste.

Vans + FYF Return With Second Annual Vans House Parties in Brooklyn

Posted 06/01/2012

Vans and FYF are excited to announce the return of the Vans House Parties to Brooklyn this summer. The first installment of the concert series will kick off at The House of Vans (25 Franklin Street) on Wednesday, June 20th with performances by The Rapture and Tanlines, and will feature a JDH & Dave P (Making Time/Fixed NYC) DJ Set. The show will be followed by a second House Party on July 12th, with performances by H20, 7 Seconds, and special guests. There will be four additional Vans House parties throughout the summer on July 26th, August 2nd, August 16th, and August 29th. All shows are free with RSVP, open to the public, all ages, and held at the House of Vans, a 25,000 square foot renovated warehouse in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. RSVP opens for the first show on

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Camp Pictures Week 1

Posted 06/01/2012

Vans Skatecamp Manager Robert V. took the following photos at the first week of Vans Summer Skatecamp. The first week sold out and additional weeks are filling up fast...see the above post for details to register today!

The Neighbourhood is Coming in Hot!

Posted 06/01/2012

We wanted to share new band The Neighbourhood with you, because we know you'll dig it too. They've been said to have a "Classic Californian song writing style with hip hop in it's back pocket." Get their free current release, "I'm Sorry..." which includes their latest single, "Wires." It's out of sight.

2012 Vans Custom Culture Winners Announced!

Posted 06/01/2012

Students from Rio Rancho High School (Rio Rancho, NM) claimed top prize on Wednesday, May 30, 2011 at the Vans Custom Culture Art & Design Showcase at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Rio Rancho’s four Vans shoe designs were initially chosen from nearly 900 submissions across all 50 states and with the top honor, Rio Rancho High School receives a $50,000 grant towards the school’s art programs. Rio Rancho High School was also honored by Journeys with a $5,000 contribution for winning the “Local Attitude” award for creating the shoes that best represented their home turf.

Celebrity judges included actress AnnaLynne McCord (The CW’s 90210), designer, television host and author Whitney Port, skate legend Tony Alva, musician Jordan Buckley of Every Time I Die, and tattoo artist Oliver Peck (Spike TV’s Ink Master). Along with the student’s masterful creations, customized shoes by Vans Custom Culture Ambassadors Conan O’Brien, Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson and Lauren Conrad among many others were also on display.

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