Vans Surf Nexpa Pro Sandal

Posted 04/30/2013

The Nexpa Sandal features an ultra-soft, waste-free Ultracush ECO footbed with anatomical arch support, ergonomical straps and soft neoprene linings. Equipped for comfort on and off the beach, the earth-friendly Nexpa sandal is offered in a variety of colors including a special style inspired by our own Surf team rider, John Florence.

Tilly's NSSL Finals at Vans Skatepark Recap

Posted 04/29/2013

Skateboarding's future shredded on Wednesday, April 24th at the National Scholastic Skateboarding League Finals at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. The Tilly's sponsored event hosted some of Orange County's elite middle school and high school skaters. Fun was had by all and the winners went home with medals from the league and prizes courtesy of Tilly's. Check out the photos and winners and stay tuned for next year's event.

Can You Keep Up With The Vans Skate Crew?

Posted 04/28/2013

If you're ever wondering what's happenin' with the Vans Skate crew, Nieratko has you covered on the Vans Skate site. Read up on the latest when Transworld joined up with the Vans team for a Texas filming mission for the upcoming video project. And, don't forget to check out "Case of the Monday's" and "Waffle Wednesday's."

Catch Up with

Posted 04/27/2013

Is missing in your life? We're here for your with tons of videos for your viewing pleasure. Fill your brain with the latest shows and relive episodes from your favorite seasons of original series Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding, Classic Tales, Adventures with Chris and more. Look out for new seasons coming soon!

Vans Pro Skate Introduces the Cab Lite, Available Now

Posted 04/26/2013

Building on and inspired by the design language of the greatest skate shoe of all time, skateboarding legend Steve Caballero’s newest Vans model is designed specifically for ultralight skate performance. Boasting an untouchable pedigree and numerous weight-reducing innovations, the Cab Lite is bound to create excitement with its exclusive Vans Pro Skate unveiling this spring.

Vans Warped Tour is Coming June 15th

Posted 04/25/2013

If you live in Seattle, Washington you're syked because the Vans Warped Tour starts with you June 15th! It's about that time to get tickets for a city near you, download the new app on your iPhone and iPod Touch, scope out your favorite band on the brand new Vans Warped Tour site and read the Warped 101 guide. We'll see you in the pit.

New Episode Released in Andreas Wiig's Video Series

Posted 04/24/2013

Episode 3, "Boots and Battle Axes" was just released from Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig's new web video series. In this episode, Andreas heads to Mammoth with the Vans Team to test out his pro model boot. Check it.

Vans Introduces the Freakwaive Collection by Gato Heroi

Posted 04/23/2013

Released from the mind of board shaper Robin Kegel come the designs of the Freakwaive Collection by Gato Heroi. Known the world over for his on location approach and one of a kind, eclectic craftsmanship of longboards, flight bags, and all things surf, Vans takes a backseat and lets Robin drive on this one. The creations of Gato Heroi are brought to life in a unique collection of apparel and footwear created by the man himself; however, be aware ... anything created by Robin Kegel has the ability to take you on an unexpected adventure!

Vote for Vans Custom Culture Five Finalists

Posted 04/22/2013

The 50 Semi Finalists for this year's Vans Custom Culture competition have been announced! Head over to see the submissions and vote for your favorite pairs of customized Vans. Your votes will decide our five finalists that we'll fly out to New York for an exclusive event at the Whitney Museum of Art, where we'll crown a winner and award a $50,000 donation to that school's art program. Voting ends on May 13th!

Pedro Barros Wins X-Games Brazil Park

Posted 04/22/2013

Huge congrats goes out to Vans Skate Team rider Pedro Barros who took the win this past weekend at X-Games Brazil. This comes as no surprise as he has been killing it, winning Gold three times in four years and taking the win in his home country. Check out his practice and winning run.

Vans Spring '13 Boardshorts Collection, Available Now

Posted 04/21/2013

This spring, Vans offers a colorful collection of functional boardshorts including the Vans Era Classic, Era Stretch, and JT Trimline. Underscored by our classic heritage DNA and technical design, the Vans Era Series Boardshorts lead the way in performance, utilizing feedback from our very own Vans surf team. The Era Series embodies Vans' original style, featuring heritage checkerboard patterns and color blocked prints pulled straight from our design vault. Grab a pair for yourself before you head out to catch some waves.

Register for Summer Skate Camp at Vans Skatepark

Posted 04/20/2013

Don't miss out on registering for Vans Skatecamp this summer at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. There will be six weekly sessions offered starting July 8th and spots are limited. Skateboard instruction is offered for street skaters ages 6 - 16. Camp runs Monday - Friday from 8am - 12pm and includes a day pass to ride for the rest of the day. Cost is $170 for members and $195 for non-members. We'll see you this summer!

Catch Up With the Vans BMX Team

Posted 04/19/2013

Have you been keeping up with the Vans BMX team? They are all over the world. Vans' newest family member, Mike "Hucker" Clark spends 24 hours in New Zealand for an out of control photoshoot on a cliff. Ryan Guettler and the crew hit the road to Riverside, San Diego and Las Vegas stopping at parks, trails and ditches. Also, catch a few of the guys at X-Games Brazil.

Shout Out to Geoff Rowley at The Berrics

Posted 04/18/2013

Long time Vans Skate Team rider, Geoff Rowley hit up The Berrics to have fun with your Instagram comments in "Gram Yo Selfie." Hold your phone tight so Rowley doesn't brake it!

Watch Derelict Places - Athens on

Posted 04/17/2013

Amidst the Olympic fever of Summer 2012, we ventured to Athens, where economic uncertainty fermented an apprehensive disquiet. Exploring the legacy of the 2000 Olympic Games seemed apt. We reconnoitered the Olympic Village for uncharted skate spots, the promise of the Kayak Centre's endless banks never fully realized thanks to unrelenting police scrutiny. The rest of the site, including a long abandoned catering facility, offered more opportunity. Check it out now on

Customized Kicks from Vans Custom Culture Ambassadors

Posted 04/16/2013

Each year, we ask some of our favorite artists, designers, celebrities, athletes and tastemakers to design a pair of blank canvas Vans, no restrictions whatsoever, to inspire the high school students participating in the competition. This year, we had a sweet new crop of ambassadors, from John Baldessari to Emma Roberts and many more. Check out their designs and be sure to vote for your favorite high school customized kicks starting next week, April 22nd!

Metallica's Robert Trujillo Talks about Vans Ramp at Orion

Posted 04/15/2013

Our friend, Robert Trujillo from Metallica sat down to talk about the new Vans Damage Inc. Stage and Vert Ramp at the Orion Music Festival going down June 8th and 9th in Detroit. This year, you can watch pro riders tear up the 30-foot wide Vert Ramp while live bands and some special guests perform during each skate demo. It's going to be dope, listen up.

Dylan Graves Takes Surfer Cover

Posted 04/14/2013

Congrats to Vans' own Dylan Graves who graces the June issue cover of Surfer Magazine! When you get your issue in the mail, read up on "Mirage of the Caribbean" featuring Dylan Graves and teammates Pat and Tanner Gudauskas and their epic time in the Caribbean.

Vans Womens Music Festival Guide

Posted 04/13/2013

Temperatures are rising and that means music festival season is upon us! Check out our style picks from the Vans Womens Spring '13 collection including the most perfect cut off denim shorts, lightweight dresses and trusty Vans to help you complete any look. Rock on.

Vans Night with Active Ride Shop at The Berrics

Posted 04/12/2013

What's a Saturday night without Steve Van Doren driving around a huge Sk8-Hi? It's not one. The other Saturday night, Curren Caples, Johnny Layton, Geoff Rowley, Daniel Lutheran, 50 skate guys from Active Ride Shop and some other friends joined us at The Berrics for a night of skating. SVD was cooking burgers, handing out free gear and hanging out. Take a look at the video to witness the fun time.

Vans Pool Party Coming Saturday, May 11th

Posted 04/11/2013

Vans Pool Party presented by PRO-TEC hydrated by vitaminwater has been announced for Saturday, May 11th at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. We know that's the type of news you want to hear. Make sure to write it down in permanent ink on your calendar. This is a private event, but the party will be webcast live for your viewing pleasure. Stay tuned for more information.

Vans DQM General x I Love New York

Posted 04/10/2013

The Vans DQM General is excited to introduce a special collection with one of the most iconic messages of all time, I Love New York. The Vans DQM General presents a new way to wear the global symbol of the city by presenting the Vans Authentic and Sk8-Hi Reissue emblazoned with I Love New York.

Cardiel and Alva Visiting Vans Stores in RI, NH and IL this weekend

Posted 04/09/2013

Come meet two of the coolest Vans skateboarding legends John Cardiel and Tony Alva this weekend. They are hitting three Vans Stores in three states over three days; Friday, April 12th in Providence, RI at 6pm, Saturday, April 13th in Salem, NH at 12:30pm and Sunday, April 14th in Vernon Hills, IL at 1pm.

Vans Warped Tour UK November 16th and 17th

Posted 04/08/2013

If you're planning a European vacation, make sure to hit London on November 16th and 17th for Vans Warped Tour UK! 2 days, 4 stages, over 50 bands. Rise Against, Billy Talent, Capture The Crown, Crossfaith, Itch, Real Friends, and Yellowcard are the first bands announced to perform at London’s Alexandra Palace. Tickets on sale now. Check it.

Adriano Lachovski Wins PHXAM

Posted 04/07/2013

Cowtown's PHXAM presented by Vans saw over 200 skaters this weekend from all across the country as well Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. It was Brazil's Adriano Lachovski who took the win. Canada's Matt Berger won Best Trick with a frontside hurricane kickflip out and took home some cold hard cash along with Adriano. Make sure to catch all the highlights and the rest of the recap on Vans Skate. Congrats to everyone and thanks for another great event!

Live Webcast Today of Cowtown's PHXAM presented by Vans

Posted 04/07/2013

The guys killed it yesterday at Cowtown's PHXAM presented by Vans. Are you ready for the finals today? Get ready. Contest starts at 11am PST. Come out to the park or watch via live webcast online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app.

John Florence #1 in Surfer Magazine's Hot 100

Posted 04/06/2013

Congrats to Vans Surf's John Florence for taking the top spot on Surfer Magazine's Hot 100. Also featuring Kyuss King, Andrew Doheny, Leila Hurst, and Nathan and Ivan Florence. Get a free download of the film to check out the top 100 in action.

Classics & Family No. 2 - Spring '13

Posted 04/05/2013

For this edition of our magazine, Classic & Family No. 2, we decided to compile a photo essay showcasing the work of photographers who provide the visual testimony to a culture and lifestyle we share, and have re-discovered all over the world. From Berlin and Copenhagen to Mexico City and Melbourne to Boston and Vancouver back to our own turf in the City of Angels. Enjoy!

Countdown to PHXAM with Videos from RIDE Channel

Posted 04/04/2013

To get you even more stoked on this weekend's Cowtow's PHXAM presented by Vans, RIDE Channel caught up with a few of our favorite riders including Vans' own Daniel Lutheran and John Fitzgerald and a few other top contenders. If you're not road tripin' to Phoenix to catch the action in person, tune in online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app for the finals on Sunday starting at 11am PST.

Meet Vans MX Riders in Houston this Friday

Posted 04/03/2013

Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider Darryn Durham #44 and Justin Hill #317 will be hitting the Vans Store - The Galleria in Houston, TX this Friday April, 5th at 6:30pm. Come out to meet the guys and get free giveaways!

PHXAM Webcast presented by Cowtown and Vans this Sunday, 4/7

Posted 04/02/2013

Cowtown’s 12th annual PHXAM presented by Vans skate contest is back with another exciting weekend of amateur skating starting this Saturday, April 6th and 7th at the Desert West Skateboard Plaza in Phoenix. Top amateur skateboarders from across the globe including Vans' own Daniel Lutheran, Kyle Walker, Patrick Ryan, John Fitzgerald and more will compete for more than $8,500 in cash and prizes. The PHXAM Semi-finals and Finals will be webcasted live at 11AM PST on Sunday, April 7th online and on your mobile via the Vans Live app.

New BMX Dirt Video "Cory's Corner"

Posted 04/01/2013

Watch BMX Dirt video featuring Vans Pro Cory "Nasty" Nastazio in Arizona. "Cory's Corner," a series with Haro Bikes, Cory seeks out trail spots around the globe and gets a session in with the locals. Cory's reminding kids to get out there and dig and enjoy the roots of BMX.

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