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Vans Congratulates Iouri Podladtchikov on Gold Medal Win

Posted 02/28/2014

Vans is proud to congratulate Iouri “IPod” Podladtchikov for his incredible victory this past month in Sochi. On the world’s largest stage for competitive prowess, Iouri transcended all expectations as he dethroned two-time gold medalist Shaun White for top honors on the podium. Iouri’s impressive performance granted him the winning score and the pride of landing his notorious “YOLO” flip, also known as the Cab 1440, indisputably earning him the gold.

Vans Re-Issues Band Collaborations Exclusively at SXSW

Posted 02/27/2014

Vans continues the excitement surrounding SXSW Music Festival by announcing the re-issue of four of Vans’ most popular band shoe projects, Circle Jerks, Motörhead II, Bad Brains and Rise Against March 12th to 15th. Each re-issue has a total of 150 pairs with 50 being sold exclusively at the pop-up shop inside the Vans Village at noon during SXSW with an additional sale of 100 pairs on Vans.com the following day.

OTW Perspectives featuring Nacho Picasso

Posted 02/26/2014

The Vans OTW Collection and OffTheWall.TV present the next episode of OTW Perspectives featuring Nacho Picasso. In this episode Nacho shares insight on his family, friends and fascination with comic books. Learn more on Nacho Picasso, OTW ambassador and creative talent from the Pacific Northwest.

John John Florence Covers Surfing Magazine

Posted 02/25/2014

Surfing Magazine took a visit to the one of the most dangerous waves on the planet, Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and took an amazing photo of Vans' John John Florence doing what he does best. Getting barreled. He called this his "ideal Pipe wave" and you better believe it landed on the cover of the April issue. You can thank the mag. for a video preview of what's to come to newsstands very soon.

House of Vans Open Skate Every Wednesday During Winter

Posted 02/24/2014

Looking for a spot to skate in New York because the winter weather is bringing you down? House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY is the place to be. Each Wednesday from 7pm-11pm until April 2nd, the venue will be open for skating, serving pizza and beer and the VIP lounge area is turned into an Open Mic area for you to showcase your talent. Don't forget to RSVP and we'll see you there!

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL "East Los" featuring Anthony

Posted 02/23/2014

Born and raised in East L.A., Anthony grew up in a chaotic home without definable parental role models. Raised instead by his grandfather, Anthony was just 18 when his grandpa passed away, leaving him angry and frustrated. That’s when he began attending backyard shows. Today, Anthony is confident and clearly very popular. He tells us, “Your friends are the family you choose.” Watch the newest episode of the Vans documentary series now.

Barros and Hawk Win Vans Bondi BOWL-A-RAMA

Posted 02/22/2014

Hope you were able to catch the Vans Bondi BOWL-A-RAMA yesterday in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia because it was action packed! Huge congratulations to Vans' very own and last year's champion, Pedro Barros who took top honors in Pros. The Masters finals was insane and Tony Hawk came out on top with Vans legend Steve Caballero coming in a close second. Check out the video highlights

Vans Bondi BOWL-A-RAMA Live Webcast Today

Posted 02/21/2014

Today at 4pm PST, check out the live webcast of Vans Bondi BOWL-A-RAMA going down on the beaches of Bondi in Sydney, Australia at the infamous Combi Bowl. The best skaters around including Pedro Barros, Steve Caballero, Jeff Grosso, Alex Perelson, Tony Hawk (joining the crew for the first time) and more guys will be hitting the bowl for this gnarly competition. Grab some popcorn, cause this is going to be a show!

House of Vans at the Mohawk Presents Vans SXSW Music Showcase

Posted 02/20/2014

The Vans SXSW Music Showcase returns to the House of Vans at the Mohawk to host a range of acts including punk rock legends X, hardcore favorite Cerebral Ballzy, hip hop virtuosos Tyler the Creator and Cities Aviv and indie acts Gap Dream, TEEN and Jacuzzi Boys. Showcasing an Off the Wall mix of musicians that define the original House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY, House of Vans at the Mohawk brings genre-defining artists, iconic talent and the best emerging bands for five packed days to the SXSW Music Festival.

Adventures with Chris featuring Daniel Lutheran

Posted 02/19/2014

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. Season 6 of Adventures with Chris on OffTheWall.tv will have your favorite ams, pros and legends dishing the dirt on their classic video parts. This week Daniel Lutheran discusses his break part in Toy Machine’s Brain Wash video and how he snaked the opener part from J-Lay.

Classic & Family no.4

Posted 02/18/2014

Having travelled the world to showcase our global Vans Family in the first two issues of the Classic & Family lookbook, and taken a breather to venture into our own backyard in issue No. 3, No. 4 brings old friends and new faces from around the globe once more. As music runs through the Vans veins as thick as blood, these photographers have captured their own devotion to sound in images that speak to a shared passion.

Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. at Vans Skatepark

Posted 02/17/2014

This Saturday, February 22nd the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will hold the Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. contest. There will be two age divisions (6 - 13 & 14+). Winner from each division takes home a year's supply of Vans shoes (12 pair). Registration opens at 10am and contest starts at 1pm. Limited spots available. Good luck!

Introspect featuring Pat Moore

Posted 02/16/2014

Introspect follows Vans Snow Team rider Pat Moore on the road to Mammoth and Utah, reminding us that snowboarding isn't just about contests and video parts. Find out how Pat stays productive while traveling, how he approaches filming and what lines he draws between being a professional snowboarder and just having fun. Watch the episode now on OffTheWall.tv.

Vans LXVI Introduces the Data

Posted 02/15/2014

Vans LXVI kicks off 2014 with a brand new style for the spring collection. Available now in five fresh new colorways, the LXVI Data blends a classic Vans aesthetic with modern construction to create a comfortable and lightweight shoe for the all-day active lifestyle.

New Vans Womens Spring Looks

Posted 02/14/2014

Spring is just around the corner…so check out a few of our favorite looks from the new Spring 2014 Vans Women's collection available now and get ready to enjoy the sunshine!

Vans Partners with A.skate Foundation

Posted 02/13/2014

Vans in collaboration with A.skate, the non-profit foundation created to introduce kids with autism to the engaging and therapeutic effects of skateboarding, are proud to present the Vans x A.skate collaboration for spring 2014. The Vans x A.skate partnership welcomes the first-ever Era Laceless Pro performance model to the Vans Pro Skate line, and marks Vans’ continued support of the A.skate vision.

Cowtown's PHXAM Presented by Vans

Posted 02/12/2014

Cowtown Skateboards is proud to announce the PHXAM Skateboard Contest presented by Vans. Top amateur skateboarders from around the world will unite in Phoenix, AZ on April 6th - 7th. PHXAM will begin at 10am Saturday, and 11am Sunday with a LIVE webcast of the entire competition Sunday!

Skate Clinic this Saturday at Vans Skatepark

Posted 02/11/2014

The Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be offering a skate clinic this coming Saturday, February 15th and from 8am - 12pm. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Instruction is offered for beginner to intermediate street skaters ages 6 - 16. A second session is planned for March 22nd. Make sure to come out and brush up on your skills.

Vans Classics Presents the Golden Coast Collection

Posted 02/10/2014

Vans Classics revisits the early days of California skate and surf culture with the Golden Coast Collection. Since 1966, Vans’ iconic canvas creations have captivated the youth with a line-up of simple colorways and board-friendly vulcanized waffle outsoles to support them. The Golden Coast Collection channels the spirit of the era by releasing a series of styles inspired by Vans’ original color palette from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

Five Vans Warped Tour Bands Announced

Posted 02/09/2014

Motionless In White, The Word Alive, This Wild Life, Real Friends and Courage My Love will all be joining the Vans Warped Tour this summer. They join 40 previously announced bands such as Falling In Reverse, The Maine, The Devil Wears Prada, Mayday Parade, Breathe Carolina, Less Than Jake, Crown The Empire and many more. Take a look and see all the bands announced to date and pick up tickets. The next band announcement takes place on Wednesday, February 12th, first on Fuse TV’s Warped Roadies airing at 11pm EST/10C.

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL "East Los"

Posted 02/08/2014

They come from all over the greater Los Angeles area-- Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Lynwood, Santa Clarita, etc.--from diverse family backgrounds, seeking out the underground pop-up punk shows that make up the “East Los” backyard scene. Straight-up punk, metal, horror ska, oi and psychobilly are all in the mix and, while the music is diverse, its aggressive approach is a constant.

HOV Boston

Posted 02/07/2014

Vans is introducing the House of Vans to Cambridge this month with a three night music showcase, documentary film screening and snowboarding demo. House of Vans is a roving music venue that echoes the stand-alone space in Brooklyn, NY. We've grown the House of Vans with special pop-up events across the globe with stops in Europe, Mexico, Asia and Canada. In the US the HOV has stopped in Huntington Beach, CA for the Vans US Open of Surfing and this will be the second year we take over the Mohawk in Austin, TX for SXSW.

Chris Pfanner Talks Pfanner Pfridays

Posted 02/06/2014

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. The rest of Adventures with Chris Season 6 will have your favorite ams, pros and legends dishing the dirt on their classic video parts. We set things off with Anti Hero pro and international man of monster pop, Chris Pfanner, discussing his Anti Hero Pfanner Pfridays, living in Barcelona, getting left behind by Julien Stranger, his Thrasher and Skateboarder covers and more. Listen up on OffTheWall.tv.

Vans and Berklee College of Music Partner to Offer a Full Scholarship

Posted 02/05/2014

Vans and Berklee College of Music, the world’s leading college of contemporary music, are proud to announce the founding of the Vans Berklee Off The Wall Scholarship – a four-year award covering full tuition, room and board. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a talented musician from the U.S.

Vans Re-launches the 2014 Women's Apparel and Accessories Collection

Posted 02/04/2014

Vans is excited to announce the official re-launch of the Vans Women’s Apparel and Accessories Collection. The inaugural season of fresh designs and expanded offering of silhouettes kicks off this spring 2014 and will continue throughout the year.

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL - A Vans Documentary Series

Posted 02/03/2014

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL seeks to define and share true stories of extraordinary people living ‘Off the Wall’ through the eyes of four documentarians. Each was given total freedom to explore and interpret the meaning of living “Off the Wall” through words, images and moving pictures. Defying cultural acceptance and busting down doors around the world, #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL displays a global and cultural phenomenon. The episodic journey takes you to a thriving punk scene in the backyards of East Los Angeles, visits young entrepreneurs working purely for passion before profit, travels to Russia where kids have to scale numerous walls to express themselves and reveals a Mandarin and Cantonese introduction to youth culture.

Vans x Della Collection

Posted 02/02/2014

Have you seen Vans' newest collaboration with the socially responsible fashion company, Della? Della is dedicated to empowering the women of the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa. They provide jobs, education and skills training by employing over 50 women to create handcrafted textiles using sustainable materials. The collection features footwear, bags and clutches. Grab your favorite pattern and enjoy!

Vans Snow Welcomes Jake Kuzyk to the Team

Posted 02/01/2014

Vans proudly welcomes Jake Kuzyk to the global Vans Snow Team. Following an impressive catalog of memorable video parts over the last year, Canadian street style expert and backcountry ripper Jake Kuzyk kicks off 2014 as part of Vans’ celebrated snow boot program, in addition to apparel and footwear.

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