LIve Webcast of HIC Pro Day 2 is ON

Posted 10/31/2013

Day 2 of the HIC Pro presented by Vans is ON today, Thursday, Oct. 31st with new 6-8 foot WNW swell on hand with good epic conditions. Swell peaked last night, but will hold thru the day with pulses. Watch the action starting at 8am HST online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app!

Vans Holiday 2013 // Women's Apparel & Accessories Collection

Posted 10/30/2013

For its holiday season, Vans Women's draws inspiration from the streets of Downtown Los Angeles. Shot by musician and photographer, Clara Balzary, the collection creates a sophisticated ruffian feel by juxtapozing fast-pace city streets with feminine-edge details. Graphic lightning bolts, cheetah and metallic prints are used across the line which includes sheer wovens, fleece and dresses. Outerwear sees a strong moto-inspiration while hats and accessories are made to match back to Vans Classic footwear prints.

HIC PRO Contest is ON Today with Live Webcast

Posted 10/29/2013

The opening day of the HIC PRO has been called "ON" at Sunset Beach, Hawaii today. A very clean 4-6+ WNW swell is on hand with pulses forecast throughout the day. Competition will begin at 8am. Catch all the action right here via live webcast online or on the Vans Live app 2.0!

Vans Commemorates 20 Years in Snowboarding at the House of Vans

Posted 10/28/2013

Vans celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Vans Snow last Thursday at the House of Vans in Brooklyn. Joined by more than 400 friends and fans, the Vans Snow team hosted an intimate evening in honor of Vans’ 20 years of iconic snowboarding heritage. The anniversary celebration transformed the House of Vans into a striking visual homage to Vans Snow, featuring a gallery of original artwork from Vans Snow team riders, athlete back drops and unique wood installations showcasing the Vans 2014 snowboard boot collection.

CULToween BMX Event at Vans Skatepark 10/31

Posted 10/27/2013

Make sure your Halloween plans include rolling by the Vans Skatepark for CULToween! Cult will be taking over Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA on October 31st from 5pm - 10pm. The night will include free riding and a costume required best trick contest and much more. There will also be an exclusive Vans X CULT hat or shirt gift with purchase. Happy CULToween!

Vans Classics Holiday 2013: Hiker Pack

Posted 10/26/2013

Vans revamps a selection of Classics this holiday season with the Hiker pack. Influenced by the aesthetic of rugged outdoor boots, the Hiker pack dresses the Authentic and Half Cab silhouettes in an array of durable materials for a quartet of new colorways. Suede dresses three silhouettes with a dual offering of the Half Cab alongside a tan-hued take on the Authentic.

Take a Ride with Hana Beaman

Posted 10/25/2013

Vans Snow Team rider Hana Beaman is bad ass. She rides a motorcycle, she travels the world, and she rides gnarly shit. Join her as she rides some parks, hit the streets, and shreds some pow, all while finding out what it is that gets her excited for snowboarding, and what exactly snowboarding means to her.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Live Webcast Coming Nov. 12 - Dec. 20

Posted 10/24/2013

All eyes now turn to The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater® - the world's premier series of professional surfing events that will culminate with a 2-man battle between Kelly Slater (USA) and Mick Fanning (AUS) for the 2013 men's ASP World Title. From November 12th through December 20th, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, $960,000 in prize money and a number of highly coveted titles will be offered across three ASP sanctioned events, including the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series champion.

Adventures with Chris featuring John Cardiel

Posted 10/23/2013

Since filming is in full swing for the Vans video we’ve taken the opportunity to sit some of the team down to look behind the skating of some of their earlier parts. Anti Hero’s John Cardiel is your favorite skater’s favorite skater and his 2001 Transworld Magazine Sight Unseen video part is one for the history books. We sat John down at Chris’ house as he passed through New Jersey on the Get Out and Do Something Tour to discuss Sacramento and what it was like making the part at the turn of the century.

Vans Celebrates 20 Years of Iconic Snowboarding Heritage

Posted 10/22/2013

Vans proudly announces the 20th Anniversary of Vans Snow this winter season, honoring more than two decades of influential boot design, individual expression and authenticity in snowboarding. Shaped by Vans’ renowned heritage as the original action sports footwear brand since 1966, Vans Snow cements it legacy in snowboarding with 20 years of iconic heritage dedicated to being “Off the Wall” and on the snow.

Vans Re-launches Women's Apparel and Accessories Collection

Posted 10/21/2013

Vans celebrated the re-launch of the Women’s apparel and accessories line the other night at Space 545 in the heart of New York’s Chelsea Arts District. Fashion industry insiders enjoyed a showcase of the Women’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection withmusic by Leigh Lezark and Geordan Nicol from The Misshapes and a live performance by Tracy Antonopoulos' band Cable.

Elijah Berle on Pretty Sweet U.S. Tour

Posted 10/20/2013

Vans Skate Team rider Elijah Berle hit the road with the Girl/Chocolate crews for the Pretty Sweet Tour. Thanks to Thrasher Magazine, there's photos and a huge article in the latest issue of the mag. There's also some pretty sweet webisodes. Make sure you check them out.

Slayer Hits The Road

Posted 10/19/2013

Slayer's 25-date Fall 2013 North American tour that kicks off on October 22nd in Anchorage, AK. Slayer - Tom Araya/bass vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman will be traveling around the country until the end of November. Make sure to catch our friends at a show!

Vans Presents The HIC Pro

Posted 10/18/2013

Winter means waves in Hawaii, and Oahu's North Shore is about to become the focal point of the surfing world again. Vans Presents the HIC Pro will launch Hawaii's 2013 big wave season at Sunset Beach, October 29th to November 10th. The HIC Pro is a local qualifier for the famed Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November 12-December 20) that will begin right after the crowning of this year's HIC Pro champion.

Stoke O Rama Video

Posted 10/17/2013

On September 14th at around 6:30am under the foggy morning weather at T street beach in San Clemente, the groms huddled up to check in for the second annual Stoke-O-Rama, watching the waves with priceless looks of anticipation. About 110 competitors surfed throughout the day, sharing high fives and sand fights in a competition that focused on having fun instead of competitive placing. Watch the fun day on now.

Dustin Dollin on Baker 3

Posted 10/16/2013

It's Baker Skateboards week on RIDE Channel so who better to tell some stories but Vans' Dustin Dolin. Hang out for a minute and listen up. The full Baker 3 video will be ready for your viewing pleasure on Friday.

Curren Caples Lands The Skateboard Mag Cover

Posted 10/15/2013

The newest issue of The Skateboard Mag issue #117 features Vans team rider and newest pro, Curren Caples with a "long-ass feeble." The photo is legit. Get yourself a copy on newsstands now.

Supply & Demand Art Show Recap

Posted 10/14/2013

The House of Vans hosted the third annual Supply & Demand Art Show and Installation this past weekend. Art work of Russ Pope, Zio Ziegler, Rich Jacobes, Nathaniel Russell, Neil Blender, Jai Tanju, Don Pendleton, Marco Zamora and Chris Yormick took over walls, banks, ramps and the showroom. Here's a look at what went down.

Vans California Holiday Collection

Posted 10/13/2013

The Vans California Collection brings forth the Cali Tribe pack this holiday season featuring the Authentic CA, Chukka Boot CA and Slip-On 59 CA. The trio of Classics are dressed in rich tribal prints for a series of mudcloth-inspired colorways. The assortment showcases a sophisticated material palette as premium canvas, suede and leather refine each aesthetic.

John John Florence Releases Short Video

Posted 10/12/2013

As a sequel to "AGAIN" Vans Surf Team rider John John Florence just released a new short titled “& AGAIN” on location in Tahiti. Directed by Blake Vincent Kueny & John John Florence. Surfing by John, Raimana Van Bastolaer & Albee Layer. Enjoy!

Download John Cardiel's Mixtape

Posted 10/11/2013

DJ Juan Love, AKA John Cardiel, made a rad mixtape to go along with the album release of Dub Rockers Vol. 1, a collection of tracks which is now available on iTunes. So, pick that up and then check out his mix, we’ll have downloads of it available soon.

Vans OTW x Reedspace Annex Pop Up Shop

Posted 10/10/2013

Vans OTW proudly presents the holiday collection for sale at the Vans OTW x Reedspace Annex Pop Up Shop. This weekend, Vans OTW takes over Reedspace Annex space to showcase the forthcoming season of apparel, accessories and footwear from the line. Check out our new colorways of key silhouettes and shop the entire assortment from Friday, October 11, to Sunday, October 13, at Reedspace Annex.

Yo Gabba Gabba Meet & Greet in NH and PA

Posted 10/09/2013

Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba are teaming up to bring you characters Brobee & Foofa live and in person this Saturday in Salem, New Hampshire and Brobee and Tootie on Sunday in Whitehall, Pennsylvania from 1pm-3:30pm. There will be free photos for attendees and free stuff from Yo Gabba & Vans. Space is limited. Meet and greet with your favorite characters and don't forget to check out the newest Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba! toddler shoe collaboration for the holiday season.

Classic & Boston Event Friday, Oct. 11th

Posted 10/08/2013

Join us this fall as we celebrate our iconic classics all over the world with music and art. This Friday, October 11th, Slim's in Boston, MA will be home to the Classic & Boston presented by Iamsound event. Tunes by The Walkmen and Oberhofer start at 7pm along with free Classic merch customized by Serena Mitnik-Miller. All ages are welcome with RSVP. See ya in Boston!

Vans Presents The Ductumentary Now Live

Posted 10/07/2013

Following a brief tour of coast to coast film screenings and over three years since the Vans Duct Tape Invitational contests began, Vans, along with Joel Tudor himself, are proud to announce the worldwide premiere of THE DUCTUMENTARY, streaming in its entirety on today. Featuring archival footage from Joel Tudor's prolific career to scenes from all around the world at the Vans Duct Tape Invitational, THE DUCTUMENTARY truly encapsulates the creative energy that's become of modern longboarding today.

Vans OTW Holiday Collection Available Now

Posted 10/06/2013

The Lines pack from the Vans OTW Collection debuts this holiday season featuring a selection of apparel, accessories and footwear. The vibrant Lines motif covers four installments of the Prescott in an array of colors. The slim low-top is stylized in printed 10-ounce canvas, tonal metal eyelets and sport laces to present Black/White, Grey/White, Mint/White and Red/White colorways.

Sneak Peak to Vans BMX Trip to Cuba

Posted 10/05/2013

Vans BMX Team Manager Jerry "Bad Boy" Badders took team riders Scotty Cramner, Colin Mackay, Dakota Roche over to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on their annual visit and demo at the Navy base. Video to come next week, but for now, check outa sneak peak of their adventure.

Vans LXVI Iso Collection

Posted 10/04/2013

Vans is excited to offer the Vans LXVI Iso in four fresh new colorways this holiday season. The Iso follows a simple, comfort-driven philosophy by blending modern construction techniques with classic visual elements to create an extremely clean-looking, lightweight shoe.

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

Posted 10/03/2013

Vans is giving you a chance to come hang with us on 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, 6 night stay at Turtle Bay including dinner for 2 and more, 7 day rental car from JN, $500 Vans gift card, 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 3's, 2 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Cameras and a year supply of vitaminwater! Enter now.

Yo Gabba Gabba Meet & Greet in NC

Posted 10/02/2013

Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba are teaming up to bring you characters Brobee & Foofa live and in person this Saturday in Greensboro, NC and Sunday in Charlotte, NC from 1pm-3:30pm. There will be free photos for attendees and free stuff from Yo Gabba & Vans. Meet and greet with your favorite characters and don't forget to check out the newest Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba! toddler shoe collaboration for the holiday season.

Vans Joel Tudor Signature Collection

Posted 10/01/2013

This season, Vans is proud to offer Vans team rider Joel Tudor’s latest collection of apparel featuring a full selection of winter staples including apparel, accessories and footwear. Joel Tudor’s signature series of apparel is deeply influenced by Joel’s inherent surf style, bringing forth inspiration from vintage patterns and silhouettes fused with his distinctive army green and earthy color tones.

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