Chima and Grosso Coming to

Posted 06/30/2013

This week, is going off. Chima Ferguson hits the streets of Sydney in his new signature shoe, the Chima Pro and explains why it's as Tough as Leather, Light as a feather. Then, on Tuesday, we catch up the stars from No Room For Rockstars, ending the week with Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding - Strople's Thrasher Cover.

Vault by Vans x Disney OG Classics for Fall

Posted 06/29/2013

Vault by Vans is a timeless collection of Vans styles inspired by modern street fashion, art, music and our 40+ years of heritage in skateboarding and surfing. Since fall 2003, we have literally “reached into our vault” and upgraded classic designs through special collaborations, premium material stories and contemporary colorways. Fall 2013 completes the first decade of Vault; we commemorate the anniversary by delving further into our archives to bring forth the Vault by Vans x Disney OG Classics.

Vans House Parties Kick Off with A Bang

Posted 06/28/2013

Last night, Vans and FYF kicked off the third annual Vans House Parties in Greenpoint Brooklyn to a capacity crowd at The House of Vans. The inaugural 2013 Vans House Party found veteran Toronto six-piece Fucked Up performing alongside Kingston, PA punks Title Fight, and Philly rockers Hop Along. The free, all ages show was the first in Vans’ annual series of summer concerts that will take place year.

Vans Warped Tour Hitting AZ, NV, UT and CO

Posted 06/27/2013

The Vans Warped Tour is in full swing this summer. If you live in Arizona, you're stoked because the party stops in Mesa today. The tour hits Las Vegas on Friday so if you haven't purchased tickets yet, stop by your local Vans Store to pick one up. Salt Lake City and Denver are the next stops. Don't forget all shows are all ages. See you in the pit.

BMX Returns to the US Open for Van Doren Invitational

Posted 06/26/2013

Vans is excited to announce the return of BMX to the Vans US Open of Surfing. As part of the inaugural Van Doren Invitational bowl jam, Vans kick starts the weekend with top-notch BMX competition on July 26th and 27th, against the famed backdrop of the Vans US Open of Surfing. With $30,000 on the line, thirty of the greatest BMX riders will go head to head in the first-ever all cement bowl on the beach, the Vans Pro Bowl, inspired by the original bowl riders' mecca, the legendary Skatepark du Prado bowl on the beach in Marseilles, France.

Vans OTW Collection Fall 2013: Tribes Pack

Posted 06/25/2013

The Tribes pack is throwback offering featuring the Alomar, Bedford and Ludlow from the Vans OTW Collection. The tribal-inspired print exhibited throughout the footwear assortment is emblematic of ‘90s street fashion with subtle overtones of Vans’ Southern California roots as coastal motifs and board imagery are incorporated into the design.

Chima Week on Vans Skate

Posted 06/24/2013

Vans' Rider Week is back by popular demand. This week we're featuring Vans' newest pro signature shoe recipient Chima Ferguson. Nieratko lined up a "Blast from the past" with a collection of interviews throughout the years to start out the week. Be sure to check back each day this week for more on Chima.

Get Out And Do Something Tour Starts Tues. in NJ

Posted 06/23/2013

Legendary Vans Pro Skateboarders Ray Barbee and John Cardiel will be hitting up five Vans Stores; Cherry Hill, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ, Providence, RI, Braintree, MA and Nasha, NH starting this Tuesday, June 25th. During the Vans Get Out And Do Something Tour, 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 flavor. Also, at each stop we will be giving away a Fender guitar and tons of other prizes from our sponsors.

Van Doren Invitational at Vans US Open

Posted 06/22/2013

Premiering as host of this summer’s Vans US Open of Surfing, Vans announces the debut of the Van Doren Invitational, a brand new invite-only bowl riding competition featuring the most diverse and talented crew of Pro and Amateur bowl riders ever assembled together in one place. Forty of the world’s best skateboarders, including Vans’ own bowl-riding phenom Pedro Barros, will battle it out on the sand in Huntington Beach on July 27th & 28th for their share of over $100,000 in prize money and top honors on the world’s largest stage for action sports.

Christian Hosoi Starring in New Video Game- Endless Skater

Posted 06/21/2013

Vans Skate Team rider Christian Hosoi turned himself into video game form for Endless Skater. There's endless levels, tricks and combos, and a dream team of pro skaters that will have you going for high scores and long runs. Check out now for Windows 8.

Dennis McNett Art Show this Saturday in NYC

Posted 06/20/2013

Join us for an opening reception of art by Dennis McNett and all Anti-Hero boards he's produced over the years will be on display. Special guests include Julien Stranger, Tony and Ashley Trujillo and Andrew Allen. Opening reception goes down from 6-9pm, but come out earlier for a skate jam from 2-6pm and bands from 3-5pm across the street in the park.

Daniel Lutheran Turns Pro!

Posted 06/19/2013

Last night was a great night for Vans' Daniel Lutheran as he turned pro with Toy Machine! The party in Long Beach, CA with a bunch of his buddies was a huge surprise for DanLu. Look out for his first pro interview in the upcoming The Skateboard Mag. Congratulations buddy, you deserve it!

Meet and Greet with Hello Kitty Saturday in Oklahoma

Posted 06/19/2013

Hello Kitty will be making the last visit of the summer at the new Vans Store in Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa, OK. Make sure to stop by at 2pm this Saturday, June 22nd for a free photo and giveaways from Sanrio and Vans. See you there!

Celebrate Go Skateboarding Day with Vans

Posted 06/18/2013

This Friday, June 21st, head to the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day with free skateboarding all day, high ollie contest with a prize of $200 Vans gift card and a ton of product tosses. Wherever you are, make sure you're on your board. Happy Skateboarding Day!

Hi-Standard Double Big Air Snowboarding Contest this Thursday

Posted 06/17/2013

Mt. Hood in Oregon is home of the Vans Hi-Standard Double Big Air contest this Thursday, June 20th. Style is everything in this contest, as no spins over a 540 are allowed. The top three winners are paid out from the $3,000 prize purse, with $500 going to the Vans best trick of the day! Registration starts at 8am and discounted lift tickets are available to competitors. Don't miss your chance to show your style.

Daniel Lutheran Takes Cover of Transworld

Posted 06/16/2013

Hot Off The Press! Daniel Lutheran takes a boardslide around the bend for the Transworld Skateboarding July 2013 cover! The mag is on newsstands now. Hell ya!

Vans Warped Tour is Hitting the Road Today!

Posted 06/15/2013

Ready, set, kick-off! The Vans Warped Tour has started! The tour kicks off in Seattle, WA today, June 15th and ends in Houston, TX and you know they'll be hitting a spot near you. Download the new compilation CD to listen to on your way to the show. See you in the pit.

Vans DQM General to Open on Newbury St. in Boston this Summer

Posted 06/14/2013

Vans, the original action sports brand, and leading streetwear purveyor and skateshop DQM announced today plans for expansion ofThe Vans DQM General to Boston, Mass. with a new shop located at 174 Newbury Street in Boston’s renowned Back Bay shopping district. The General, Vans’ first retail foray in Manhattan, has been widely successful since its 2011 opening. To further grow The General brand, Vans and DQM will introduce a new retail destination to the "Rodeo Drive of the East." Newbury Street, home to an eclectic mix

Hello Kitty Coming to Vans Store in SoCal this Saturday

Posted 06/13/2013

Vans and Sanrio are teaming up to bring you Hello Kitty live and in person at our new Vans store in Irvine, CA this Saturday, June 15th at 2pm. There will be giveaways from Sanrio and Vans while supplies last. Attendees will also take home a free photo courtesy of Vans! Meet and greet with Hello Kitty and don't forget to check out the newest Vans and Hello Kitty shoe collaboration.

Vote for Gilbert Crockett in ESPN's Real Street - Round 2

Posted 06/13/2013

Vans' own Skate Team Rider Gilbert Crockett made it to Round 2 of ESPN's Real Street contest where sixteen of the world's most talented street skateboarders have submitted 60-second video parts for a shot at X Games gold and you determine who wins. So, get your vote in for GC now because there's only a few days left!

Lakeridge High School Wins Vans Custom Culture

Posted 06/12/2013

Students from Lakeridge High School (Lake Oswego, OR) claimed top prize on Tuesday, June 11th at the Vans Custom Culture Art & Design Showcase at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Lakeridge's four Vans shoe designs were initially chosen from over 1,000 submissions across all 50 states and with the top honor, Lakeridge High School receives a $50,000 grant towards the school’s art programs.

Vans Debuts as Title Sponsor of US Open of Surfing

Posted 06/11/2013

Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is ramping up for its first year as title sponsor of the highly anticipated Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. Since announcing a three-year partnership with IMG, owner and producer of the US Open, six months ago, Vans has been setting the stage for the ultimate Vans cultural experience in surf, skate, BMX, art, and music. The Vans US Open of Surfing will take place July 20-28, 2013.

Vans + FYF Return with Third Annual Vans House Parties

Posted 06/10/2013

House of Vans in partnership with FYF announce the return of the third annual, free summer concert series, Vans House Parties. The first installment of the series will kick off live from the House of Vans on Thursday, June 27th with performances by Fucked Up, Title Fight and Hop Along. Additional House Parties throughout the summer will feature performances from Toro Y Moi, Shlohmo, !!!, Jacques Renault, The Melvins, Baroness, Kid Dynamite, Les Savy Fav, Delorean, and more.

Sk8-Hi Notchback – Christian Hosoi

Posted 06/08/2013

All-time vert superstar Christian Hosoi revamps the Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro with brand new suede colorways including his iconic black and red duo. A Pro Classics staple, the Notchback Pro is upgraded with new performance technologies and will continue to be recognized as a long lasting, durable style that even the gnarliest riders could rely on. Make sure to grab a pair before your next session.

Classic Fit and Easy Fit New For Vans Surf Siders

Posted 06/07/2013

Introducing a variety of custom fits, this season’s Surf Siders are characterized by our “Classic Fit” and “Easy Fit” options, designed to provide the best in modern comfort. Offered in our brand new Washboard and Happy Daze styles.

Vans Presents Vans Damage Inc. Stage and Vert Ramp at Orion

Posted 06/06/2013

Vans Pro Skate has partnered with Metallica to present the Vans Damage Inc. Stage and Vans Vert Ramp at Metallica's Orion Music + More festival, June 8 - 9 on Belle Isle in Detroit, Mi. Vans has been invited back for a second year to partner with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo to build out the Vans Damage Inc. Stage and a 13-foot tall x 30-foot wide Vans Vert Ramp.

Watch live bands performing alongside some of the world's best professional skateboarders as they tear up the Vert Ramp that connects off the music stage. Legends and pro skateboarders including Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Tony Trujillo, Alex Perelson, Sam Beckett, Omar Hassan, Peter Hewitt, Lizzie Armanto and Giorgio Zattoni will all be in attendance this weekend for demos and autograph sessions.

Continuing the special partnership between Metallica and Vans, the Trujillo Trio is back for their triumphant return to Orion. Tony Trujillo and wife Ashley team up once again with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo for a special performance on the Vans Damage Inc.

For more information on Orion visit or for a schedule of events.

Vote for Gilbert Crockett in ESPN's Real Street

Posted 06/05/2013

The X Games had 16 skaters submit 1 minute of footage each for their Real Street video contest, and Vans Team Rider Gilbert Crockett is in the mix. Click here to watch Gilbert's part and vote for him to win his Round 1 match up!

Registration for Summer Skate Camp Open Now

Posted 06/04/2013

Six weekly Vans Skatecamp sessions will offered starting July 8th at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. 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. Spots are limited.

Two Weeks Until the Vans Warped Tour Kick Off

Posted 06/01/2013

We've been looking forward to the Vans Warped Tour since you found us in the pit last year and it's finally getting closer to kicking off June 15th. Pick up a ticket and get to a city near you for a close up seat on the over 90 bands announced. Don't forget to download the app available now to keep you up-to-date with all things VWT.

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