Vans Half Cab 20th Anniversary Party at HOV this Thursday

Posted 09/30/2012

Steve Caballero and Vans cordially invite you and a guest to join us as we celebrate 20 years of the World’s Greatest skateboard shoe this Thursday, October 4th at 7pm at House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY. Dinner, drinks and music by Agent Orange with Steve Caballero, Drunk Injuns and G.F.P featuring Tony Alva. RSVP now if you're 21 or over. You know you can't top this on Thursday night.

Get-N Classic Vol. 2 Premiere at House of Vans October 2nd

Posted 09/29/2012

Join Joel Tudor, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas, and the rest of the Vans Surf Team to celebrate the US premiere of our second surf film in the Get-N Classic series at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY! Doors open at 8pm with free food and drinks and DJ sets by John Cardiel and DJ Stretch Armstrong. RSVP now for a good night, then watch Get-N Classic Vol. 2 for free on October 2nd.

Vans presents Bones Brigade Canada Premiere Video Recap

Posted 09/28/2012

Did you miss out on the Bones Brigade premiere in Canada with Tony Hawk, Mike McGill and more of the crew? Watch the video from the killer night and it will be like you were there, almost. Be on the lookout for more Bones Brigade showings soon near you.

Brand New Teaser for Vans' Get-N Classic Vol. 2

Posted 09/27/2012

In this special teaser trailer, check out this exclusive never before seen footage of John Florence on an off day at the Fiji Pro. With dangerously huge waves and only a few surfers allowed in the water, John manages to catch the barrel of our dreams in this epic clip. Expect more insanity in Vol. 2 of the Vans Get-N Classic surf film series, available worldwide October 3rd!

Checking in with the Vans Pro Skate Midwest Tour + AVE Joins

Posted 09/26/2012

Fun is going down and if you're missing it, we're still friends. Take a look at what's been going on through photos, videos and updates with Johnny Layton, Tony Trujillo, Chris Pfanner, Dan Lu and more of the team during the Vans Pro Skate Midwest Tour. Catch the crew in St. Louis, MO today, Carmel, IN on September 27th and Kettering, OH on September 29th.

Sit Down with Steve Caballero

Posted 09/25/2012

Our friends at The Berrics came to hang out and see how Steve Caballero's Half Cab came about as part of their "Footnotes" segment. Ambassador of fun Steve Van Doren, Vans long-time Footwear Designer Bunny and Cab lay it down in Part 1 and 2 which just dropped on The Berrics.

John Florence Wins $50,00 in Kustom Airstrike Contest

Posted 09/24/2012

John Florence was a very happy camper when Tony Hawk surprised him at lunch with the great news in winning the Kustom Airstrike and $50,000 in cold hard cash! He said, "I remember spinning and then just landing perfect, then surprised that I landed so smooth. That felt good." Thanks everyone for voting for John.

Don't Worry, Be Happy - Watch

Posted 09/23/2012

You know, it's never to early to smile and that's what you'll be doing when you watch new episodes on Check out Classic Tales with Alex Knost as he reminisces about his trip to Senegal, Africa and the life altering experience he had with the locals and a few extraterrestrials. The truth is out there. Then, catch up with Joel Tudor in A Day in the Life.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Appearances in NY and FL Coming Soon

Posted 09/22/2012

Two weeks from today, on Saturday, October 6th, Brobee, Foofa and Plex will be live and in person in Yonkers, NY for a meet and greet with fans to celebrate of our holiday collaboration coming October 1st! If you live in Tampa, Florida, mark you calendar when they come to the Vans Store on Saturday, October 20th at 1pm. Tons of giveaways and prizes. Can't wait to see you.

Vans Pro Skate Midwest Tour Starts Sept. 22nd

Posted 09/21/2012

If you live in the Midwest, you're going to like what I'm about to say. The Vans Pro Skate Midwest Tour is hitting the road this Saturday, September 22nd through September 29th and stopping at our favorite skate shops in Des Moines, Kansas City, St. Louis, Carmel and Kettering. Dustin Dolln, Johnny Layton, Gilbert Crockett, Daniel Lutheran, Chris Pfanner and more will be there. Come out for skateboarding, music, bbq and free stuff. Yeah!

Gilbert Crockett & Alien Workshop Win Thrasher King of the Road

Posted 09/20/2012

Vans Pro Gilbert Crocket, flow rider John Fitzgerald and the rest of the Alien Workshop crew won Thrasher's King of the Road presented by Vans! Check out Thrasher Magazine for more info, and full video coverage of this years KOTR coming soon.

September Shred Skate Am Contest this Saturday

Posted 09/19/2012

The 5th annual September Shred Skate Contest will be hosted at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA this Saturday, September 22nd. Registration starts at 10am and the contest gets rolling at 1pm. Big prizes for 1st place. Come on out and let's see what you've got.

Vans BMX Riders Nominated for NORA Cup Awards

Posted 09/18/2012

In the BMX world, the Number One Rider Awards (NORA) Cup determine who's the best of the best. This year, Vans is pumped that four of our team riders and "The Hunt", a Vans sponsored video are nominated! The awards show goes down this Thursday, September 20th at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Fingers crossed!

Band of Horses LIve Webcast from House of Vans Sept. 18th

Posted 09/17/2012

What are you doing tomorrow night, September 18th? Watching the live webcast of Band of Horses album release show from the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY? Wow, you read my mind. In celebration of their new album, Mirage Rock, which you can pre-order now, we're throwing a party. You can start singing along at 8pm EST. Shows You a Good Time

Posted 09/16/2012

Pro surfer and all around cool dude, Andrew Doheny shares some of his best, worst experiences from the clubs. Mind your drinks on's Classic Tales with Andrew Doheny. Then on Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding - Fakie, Eddie Elguera started going backwards in the 70’s and then Salman Agah took it to switch in the 90’s- In this episode Grosso sits down with both to connect the dots from the 70’s to the 90’s and beyond.

Vans Now on Pinterest

Posted 09/15/2012

If you're a fan of the internet, you'll be excited to know Vans is now happily pinning on Pinterest! We’ve already got a few pinboards up for you to browse and discover what gets us inspired. Head over to now to see our collections.

Vans Bowl-a-Rama Confirms NYC Line Up

Posted 09/14/2012

Get ready to witness the world’s best skateboarders coming together for the inaugural Vans Bowl-A-Rama NYC at Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 Skatepark running from October 4th-6th. The three day skateboarding festival will exhibit the world’s greatest Pro and Master's competitors as they strive for their piece of the $55,0000 prize purse.

Catching Up with Coco Zurita

Posted 09/13/2012

Vans BMX Team rider Coco Zurita is back in his home country of Chile where he is training for a Mega ramp contest coming up. Then he'll return to the USA for SEMA car show where his car will be on display. As for now, watch this just released sweet video with filmer/editor Dylan Pfohl, from Woodward West in California.

20th Anniversary Half Cab Artist Series - Taka Hayashi

Posted 09/12/2012

I'm hitting you with a headline: This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Vans Half Cab! Vans continues to celebrate this milestone in skateboard footwear history with a Fall series of four distinctive limited edition Half Cab 20th Anniversary artist collaborations. This month, graphic artist and shoe designer Taka Hayashi releases his version of the iconic Half Cab. Get yourself a pair before they are all gone.

Vans Skate Team Riders Take off for Thrasher's King of the Road

Posted 09/11/2012

Anti-hero, Creature, Toy Machine and Alien Workshop have packed up and hit the highway to compete in Thrasher's King of the Road presented by Vans. By checking off challenges, some skate related some, well not, in the "book" teams earn points. Piercing or tattoo anyone? Vans' own Gilbert Crockett, Tony Trujillo, Daniel Lutheran, Chris Pfanner and Andrew Allen are all down for the madness. Follow them along the way. It's entertaining to say the least.

Blake Baggett is 250 AMA Motocross Champion!

Posted 09/10/2012

Huge congratulations goes out to Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Team rider Blake Baggett for winning the 250 AMA Motocross Championship this past Saturday in Lake Elsinore, CA! Blake claimed his fifth overall win of the season and his first professional title. With an amazing season behind him, he will be riding with the red #1 plate next season. Congrats Blake and we'll see you at Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Belgium September 30th.

Free Band of Horses Show Live from House of Vans Sept. 18th

Posted 09/09/2012

Band of Horses are having an album release show at House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY on September 18th. Pre-Order the new album, "Mirage Rock" now and get two free tickets to the show! We'd love to see your face there.

Introducing Vans OTW Apparel Collection for Fall 2012

Posted 09/08/2012

In fall 2010, modern design met the original when the Vans OTW Collection launched as a new line of footwear inspired by our iconic Classic silhouettes updated with styling cues taken directly from street fashion. Two years later, Vans OTW is proud to present our new apparel collection for fall 2012 that stays true to the spirit and ethos of the OTW line.

Baggett- Points Leader Going into AMA Motocross Championships

Posted 09/07/2012

The AMA 250 Motocross Champion will be determined on Saturday, September 8th in Round 12 of the series at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park in Southern California. Blake Baggett, Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider has the championship points lead. Get a sneak peak of the track and let's hear you cheer on Blake!

Oct & Nov Skate Clincs Vans Skatepark

Posted 09/07/2012

Fall is here and if you really want to learn how to Fall on your skateboard...take a skate clinic @ Vans Skatepark! (insert rimshot here) Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be offering skate clinics in October & November. Skate instruction is offered for beginner to advanced street skaters ages 6 - 16. Sessions run 8am - 12pm Saturdays (10/13 & 11/17) and Cost is $40 for members / $50 for non-members. Sign up at the park today because spots are limited.

Vote for John Florence in Kustom Airstrike Contest

Posted 09/06/2012

Our man and Vans Surf Team rider John Florence is up for the Surfline Kustom Airstrike Award and $50,000. Check out his best moves and vote. Voting is as easy as pie, while John's moves are, well insane.

Vans Skatepark September Shred Winners!

Posted 09/05/2012

The 5th Annual September Shred Am Contest went down at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA over the weekend and everyone had an amazing time. The talent out there is insane and everyone ripped without a doubt! Follow the jump for the a list of winners and check out some photos. Stay tuned for next year because this contest isn't going anywhere!

Bowl-A-Rama Skate Contest Comes to NYC October 6th

Posted 09/05/2012

The countdown is on with only four weeks to go until the inaugural Vans Bowl-A-Rama NYC, a three-day skateboard celebration taking place October 4th-6th. NYC will see the finest international skateboarders come together as the eight-year old Bowl-A-Rama series comes Stateside for the first time. An East Coast celebration of the 20th anniversary of Steve

Vans Officially Welcomes Jason Dill

Posted 09/04/2012

You’ve seen him in the van and out on missions with us for a bit now, but Steve Van Doren and the entire Vans team would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome back the incomparable Jason Dill to the Vans Pro Skate family [we were his first shoe sponsor back when he was like, eleven]. To herald this magnificent news, we’re christening our formal alliance with a full week of in-depth and exclusive Dill content on Vans Skate. Get your fill.

Vans Pro Skate Midwest Tour September 22nd - 29th

Posted 09/03/2012

The Vans Pro Skate Team is going on a Midwest tour and hitting our favorite local shops along the way in Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio. It goes down September 22nd through September 29th. Vans Pros, skateboarding, music, bbq and a lot of free stuff. That's a combo you shouldn't take lightly.

Pave The Way Art Show in Boston September 7th

Posted 09/02/2012

If you live in the Boston, MA area, come out to the Extension Gallery at Orchard for Pave The Way, an exhibition of photographs presented by Vans featuring MoFo, C.R. Stecyk III, Lance Daws and Tobin Yelland. It goes down Friday, September 7th from 8pm - 11pm. MoFo will be making an appearance to do a Q&A and tell the stories behind his photos. Don't miss it. is Here to Brighten Your Day

Posted 09/01/2012

Get excited because is bringing you sunshine all week. Don't miss Episode 1 of Classic Tales featuring Christian Hosoi. Hope you're sitting down for this one, Chris Nieratko brings you a super surprise guest on Adventures with Chris. Then, another epic episode of Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding rounds out the week.

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