Catch Crack & Shine - Barcelona on

Posted 10/31/2012

In the premiere of Topsafe's Crack and Shine Int'l: Season 2, takes a tour of a unique graffiti subculture not often associated with the city of Barcelona. Watch as these undercover artists share their experiences of the Barcelona locale and reveal the subtleties of a true Catalan identity.

Alva, Hosoi, Nastazio & Cranmer at New Vans Store in Atlanta

Posted 10/30/2012

Time to celebrate! A new Vans Store is opening in Kennesaw, GA, so get ready for a good time. Come out to meet skateboarding legends Tony Alva and Christian Hosoi and pro BMX riders Scotty Cranmer and Cory Nastazio on Saturday, November 3rd. There will be autographs, giveaways and more starting at 2pm. We'd love to see your face there.

Small Surf Means HIC Pro Will Wait for Next Round of Swell

Posted 10/30/2012

The holding period for the $95,000 HIC Pro presented by Vans officially starts today, but organizers will wait until the next round of swell later in the week for competition to commence. Waves at Sunset Beach are only in the waist- to head-high range today.

House of Vans Dennis McNett Halloween Party Postponed

Posted 10/28/2012

Due to the hurricane on the east coast, the event is postponed...If you don't have plans for Halloween (if you do, cancel them) make your way to New York for one hell of a Halloween party. Dennis McNett and Wolfbat Studios present Hallo-wolfbat, taking over the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY on the scariest night of the year, October 31st. Fire breathing, pinatas, fortune telling, DJ's, carny games, body suspension, freakshows...did I convince you yet?

Check Out the New 2012/2013 Vans Snow Collection

Posted 10/27/2012

The best thing about summer ending is that snowboarding season is just around the corner. The Vans Snow Collection is available for your viewing (and purchasing) pleasure with new technologies and four new styles. Hear the backstory of the new model, the Infuse, straight from the designer. Time to buy a lift ticket.

Vans OTW x Chris Kong Alomar

Posted 10/26/2012

Vans OTW Advocate Chris Kong teams up with our design crew this holiday season for his custom take on the Alomar. Renowned for his vinyl creations under his Garageworks Industries and Made by Monsters labels, Kong presents his first footwear collaboration in a colorway influenced by ‘80s skate and BMX culture. Get a closer look at this collab.

Vans Warped Tour 2013 Dates Announced

Posted 10/24/2012

2013 Vans Warped Tour? Yes please. The dates and cities for next years tour have just been announced! The tour will be kicking off June 15th in Seattle, Washington and ending on August 4th in Houston, Texas. First band announcements will begin in early December and venues to be released in the future.

CULT Video Premiere @ Vans Skatepark 11/27

Posted 10/24/2012

Join us from 6pm - 10pm on Tuesday, November 27th to watch CULT's latest BMX video "Talk is Cheap". As an added bonus, CULT ponied up the $ to buy the park out that evening. That means you ride free on the Tuesday night BMX session! Giveaways and more all evening. Please be aware that the facility has the potential to reach up early.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Heading to New Jersey October 27th

Posted 10/24/2012

If you're a fan of Yo Gabba Gabba, this Saturday, October 27th is your lucky day! Foofa and Brobee will be hanging out at Journey's Kidz in New Jersey from 11am to 2pm. Come meet the gang live and in person and receive a free personal photo, giveaways and more.

Holiday Classics Digital Lookbook Available Now

Posted 10/23/2012

In 1966, the Van Doren Rubber Company opened for business in Anaheim, CA. A simple canvas shoe, locally made and sold on the spot to its customers, would mark the beginning of a new chapter for footwear and youth culture around the globe. This edition of the "CLASSIC & FAMILY"magazine pays tribute to a history of love and dedication that has crossed continents and touched creative minds of all trades and cultural backgrounds. Today and always, we celebrate the shoes we make and the people who wear them.

HIC Pro presented by Vans Live Webcast Oct. 29th - Nov. 10th

Posted 10/22/2012

On the heels of the first major winter swell to hit the Hawaiian Islands, the HIC PRO presented by Vans will launch the 2012/13 North Shore big wave winter competition season on October 29th, running through November 10th. The HIC PRO is a $95,000 4-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals event.

Racer X Picks Up Ryan Villopoto as Cover Shot

Posted 10/21/2012

Racer X's December issue is on fire. Why you ask? Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto kills it on the cover of the magazine. Also, get the inside scoop on Vans teammate Blake Baggett winning the 250 AMA Motocross Championship. Pick up a copy.

John Florence Shreds on the Surfer Magazine Cover

Posted 10/20/2012

John Florence is on the cover of Surfer Magazine's December issue. How many covers is this? Too many to count, but another one never hurts. Don't let the beauty of the cover fool you into not looking inside, a Dane Reynolds feature surfing at home and an Alex Knost interview awaits your eyes. Congrats John!

Villopoto Back for Second Win at Monster Energy Cup in Vegas

Posted 10/19/2012

Want to hear something crazy? Monster Energy has put $1,000,000 on the line for the winner of the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas this Saturday, October 20th. Last year, Vans' own Ryan Villopoto swept all three motos and took home piles and piles of cash. Who will take it this year? Watch Vans Moto Athlete's Ryan Villopoto, Jake Weimer and Blake Baggett battle for The Monster Million. Take a peak of the track and make sure we can hear you cheering.

Vans BMX Team Competes at San Francisco Dew Tour

Posted 10/18/2012

For the first time ever, San Francisco, California is home to the Dew Tour this weekend. This stop includes BMX Street Plaza, Streetstyle and Dirt. Street-Style is something new and exciting. It's a section of road with different obstacles that the rider can hit from a starting point to the finish. Look for Vans riders in Dirt including Cory Nastazio, Scotty Cranmer, Gary

Yo Gabba Gabba! Meet and Greet in Florida October 20th

Posted 10/17/2012

If you're a fan of Yo Gabba Gabba! head to the Vans Store in Tampa, Florida where you can meet and greet Brobee, Foofa and Plex this Saturday, October 20th from 1-3:30pm. Tons of prizes from Yo Gabba Gabba and Vans and even a free photo with the characters!

Off! On Tour

Posted 10/16/2012

Our friends at Off! are currently on tour hitting cities on the east coast and then making their way through the midwest. Make sure to check them out. Also, pick up their self-titled album available now and make sure to sing along at the show. See you there?

Vault Collection Launch at the Vans DQM General in NYC

Posted 10/15/2012

Come out to the Vans DQM General in New York City to shop the entire fall '12 footwear collection by Taka Hayashi and to pre-order his spring '13 footwear and apparel collection. Footwear and garments by Taka, art, music and drinks. The event is this Thursday, October 18th from 6-9pm. Be there or be square.

Win a Trip to the North Shore during Vans Triple Crown of Surfing!

Posted 10/14/2012

Text "HAWAII" to "VANS66" (826766) for a chance at a trip to the North Shore during the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Prize includes: VIP access to Pipe Masters, round trip flight for winner and guest to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines, 5 night stay at Turtle Bay including dinner for 2 and $200 Adventure Credit, 6 day rental car from JN, $500 Vans gift card, Skullcandy travel bag and premium headphones and a year supply of vitaminwater!

New Adventures with Chris Just Released on

Posted 10/13/2012

In June, Metallica threw the Orion Music Festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey and invited Stevie Cab and the Vans team to come skate and celebrate the collaboration of the Metallica Half Cab. As you’re about to see on this new episode of Adventures with Chris on, if you weren’t there, you missed out on one hell of a good time.

Donate to "Stokes Me" - Surfers Helping Humans

Posted 10/12/2012

Ready to do your good deed for the day? Stokes Me (SIMA Humanitarian Fund) is taking October to raise money to support 10 great causes including Surfaid International, Life Rolls On, and more. Help us raise money and you could win some pretty great prizes.

Pre-order Rare Products from Bones Brigade Crew

Posted 10/11/2012

Here's your chance to own some one-of-a-kind products from the Bones Brigade...signed posters, boards, old Thrasher Magazines, rare trophies and more from the personal vaults of Powell, Peralta, Hawk, McGill, Mountain, Caballero and Guerro are available for pre-order. Check them out and then catch the film out soon.

Supply and Demand Art Show at House of Vans this Friday

Posted 10/10/2012

This Friday, October 12th from 7-11pm come to the House of Vans in Brooklyn for the Vans Supply and Demand Art Show. New works and collaborative installation by Dennis McNett, Neil Blender, Jay Howell, Russ Pope, Chris Yormick, Rich Jacobs Nathan Russell, Jamahl Williams and Jai Tanju. This is a must see!

30th Anniversary $1 Million Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Posted 10/09/2012

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with $1Million in prize money, and 11-time world champion Kelly Slater (Florida) has signed on for the 3-event series, as has defending champion John John Florence (Hawaii). Slater last won the title in 1998. This year, there will be a one-time $100,000 winner-takes-all cash bonus for the Triple Crown champion. The largest global broadcast of professional

Videograss Premiere in NYC with Darrell Mathes

Posted 10/09/2012

Snowboarder Magazine presents the Videograss World Tour in New York City hosted by Vans and WeSC. On Wednesday, October 10th Tammany Hall in the Lower East Side welcomes the East Coast premiere of Videograss' new films "The Darkside" and "Enlighten." Get there early because doors open at 8pm with a hosted bar of free domestic draft beer from 8pm-9pm, first movie starts at 9pm. Appearances by pro snowboarders Darrell Mathes and more. Free public event, everyone 21+ is invited.

Pedro Barros Wins Vans BOWL-A-RAMA NYC

Posted 10/08/2012

New York City saw the who’s who of the skateboarding world for both Pro’s and Master’s divisions as they turned up the heat for the inaugural Vans BOWL-A-RAMA NYC at Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 Skatepark. In true BOWL-A-RAMA style the skateboarding gods held off the rain so that NYC witnessed history in the making as the best skate legends in the world came together with the next generation for the first ever Vans BOWL-A-RAMA NYC.


Posted 10/07/2012

We blended CULT's raw and gritty style with PRO-TEC's iconic Classic helmet, delivering a modern, yet underground, look. Features a satin black shell with CVLT and Pro-tec co-branding on the helmet shell and woven labels. Ride in style!

Half Cab 20th Anniversary A.skate Auction

Posted 10/06/2012

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Vans Half Cab milestone, professional skateboarder Steve Caballero hand-selected over 20 of his favorite artists to customize one pair of natural canvas Half Cab 20th Anniversary edition shoes to display at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, New York on October 4th. These items and others are currently up for auction to benefit the A.skate Foundation. May the highest bidder win!

Holiday Skate Clinics @ Vans Skatepark 12/8 & 12/15

Posted 10/05/2012

Learn to skate while your parents shop for the holidays! The park is holding two seperate holiday skate clinics in December. Instruction is provided for skateboarders ages 6 - 16 and cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. This price also includes a pizza lunch! Clinics run from 8am - 1pm ans spots are limited. Sign up today at the park!

Vans BMX Rebel Jam in Spain

Posted 10/04/2012

BMX riders from all over the world are in Spain this week as the Vans Rebel Jam begins tomorrow, Friday, October 5th! Look out for Vans U.S. team riders, Dakota Roche, Daniel Sandoval, Dan Foley, Gary Young and European team riders Mark Webb, Ben Hennon, Baz Keep and more. Riders will compete in Dirt, Park, Street and Flatland with 20,000 Euro up for grabs. Watch all the coverage live online or the Vans Live 2.0 app starting at 6am EST on Saturday.

The Battle Goes Down this Weekend at BOWL-A-RAMA NYC

Posted 10/04/2012

The biggest names in skateboarding battle it out at the inaugural Vans BOWL-A-RAMA NYC at Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 Skatepark today, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th. Not only bragging rights but $55,000 will be up for grabs. Look out for videos and make sure to follow the action!

Vans presents Get-N Classic Vol. 2 Out Today

Posted 10/03/2012

Vans’ highly anticipated second surf film, Get-N Classic, Vol. 2 is available to watch in its entirety today! The expedition continues in Vans’ Get-N Classic, Vol. 2 as the team chronicles their travels to the world’s most exotic destinations in search of the best surf and adventure. Witness this unique juncture in surf history as Joel Tudor, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Reynolds, Pat, Tanner and Dane Gudauskas, John, Ivan and Nathan Florence, Dylan Graves, Alex

Vans and Metallica Join Forces

Posted 10/02/2012

Vans and Metallica introduce the limited edition Vans x Metallica 20th Anniversary Half Cab Pro! In early October, skate shops around the world will receive the latest release in the year-long celebration marking 20 years of the most popular skate shoe of all-time, Steve Caballero’s signature Half Cab. The heavy-duty canvas and suede "black to the floor" Metallica edition of the Half Cab Pro features classic band lyrics embossed in the side, exclusive Vans x

Black Friday All Night Free Skate @ Vans Skatepark

Posted 10/01/2012

Join us starting at 12am on November 23rd at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA to skate all night and day for free! Giveaways and prizes throughout the day while supplies last. Please be aware that the skate session has potential to reach capacity. Read the rest to check out the flyer for more details...see you there!

Roach Wins Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Vans

Posted 10/01/2012

The 6th edition of the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Vans took place this weekend at legendary surf spot "La Côte des Basques" in Biarritz; the epicenter of French surfing. Two-time world longboard champion Joel Tudor gathered 16 of the world's best longboarders to showcase their uniquely progressive surf style for a prize purse of $10,000, riding single fin leashless boards with impeccable style and moves to inspire the next generation.

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