Vans and Jack's Celebrate The Vans Off The Wall Skatepark Opening

Posted 03/24/2014

The Vans Off the Wall Skatepark and Jack’s Garage skate shop grand opening celebration took place this past weekend in Huntington Beach, California. The day’s festivities included an official ribbon cutting, tons of skateboarding, autograph signings from Vans pro skateboarders and the inaugural “SoCal Sole of Fame” induction ceremony honoring local legends.

Four More Bands Announced for Vans Warped Tour

Posted 03/23/2014

The summer is upon us and that means the Vans Warped Tour is coming! When you ask? 81 days, 10 hours, 50 minutes and 34 seconds. Of Mice & Men, Bayside, Four Year Strong and Finch have just been announced to play the tour this summer. Take a look at the long list of other bands that will rock your socks off and we'll see you in the pit!

Vans Presents Ombre & Tie Dye Classics for Spring

Posted 03/22/2014

Each season, Vans presents its range of Classic silhouettes in an array of prints, patterns and materials for a fresh assortment of colorways. For the latest spring offering, Vans experiments with a few different dyeing processes for the Ombre and Tie Dye packs.

House of Vans at the Mohawk Recap Video

Posted 03/21/2014

Thousands of music fans joined House of Vans at the beloved Mohawk in Austin, TX for an Off the Wall mix of musicians ranging from the world’s best emerging bands and well-known iconic talent that are not often seen under one roof. Time to check out what all went down at the Vans showcase, the Vans Village and all the other madness.

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL - A Vans Documentary Series - Now Featuring "Upstarts"

Posted 03/21/2014

Vans is proud to announce the launch of its second #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL Documentary Series feature – Upstarts by Patrick O’Dell. Upstarts shares the stories of three small business DIY entrepreneurs--Clara Cakes, Burger Records, and Power Plant Choppers— all self-starting visionaries that have found cult success. Doing what they love, all three have built brands representing their organic passion and motivation.

Vans Pool Party Coming May 17th

Posted 03/20/2014

Grab a pen and your calendar. You ready? Find Saturday, May 17th and write Vans Pool Party! That's right folks, the 10th Annual Vans Pool Party is coming to the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA with the the best skaters in the world to compete for bragging rights and cold hard cash. This is a private event, so if you can't see the action live, we got you covered with a live webcast. More details coming soon..

Vans Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA Grand Opening 3/22

Posted 03/19/2014

Vans Off The Wall Skatepark & Jack's Garage in Huntington Beach, CA will open to the public on Saturday, March 22nd! Multiple public events are scheduled from 10am - 4pm. Read More for all of the information, and please be aware that you will need to complete waiver requirements on-site even if you have previously skated at our other skatepark in Orange, CA.

Vans Off The Wall Skatepark Grand Opening March 22nd

Posted 03/19/2014

Vans and Jack’s Garage in partnership with the City of Huntington Beach today to announce the grand opening date of the highly anticipated Vans Off the Wall Skatepark and Jack’s Garage skate shop on Saturday, March 22th in Huntington Beach, California. Activities and giveaways from Vans and Jack’s Garage are planned throughout the day to celebrate the occasion, including autograph signings from Vans pro skateboarders and the inaugural “SoCal Sole of Fame” induction ceremony to honor local skate legends from 10am - 4pm.

Vans x ASPCA Event at House of Vans this Saturday

Posted 03/18/2014

Earlier this spring, Vans proudly teamed up with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to support their mission to protect animals across the country by releasing a powerfully stylish footwear, apparel and accessories collection for women. This Saturday, March 22nd, join Vans and the ASPCA at the House of Vans for a special event celebrating pet adoption, featuring available dogs and cats from the ASPCA Adoption Center and Animal Care and Control. Two-legged guests of all ages are welcome! Food trucks, gifts and interactive photo booth and other activities will be available onsite from 1pm - 4pm. Come out and adopt a new pet!

It’s a Wrap at House of Vans at the Mohawk

Posted 03/17/2014

Five memorable days and nights of music drew to a close Saturday night in Austin with the final sets at the House of Vans at the Mohawk. Thousands of music fans joined Vans at the beloved Mohawk for an Off the Wall mix of musicians ranging from the world’s best emerging bands to well-known iconic talent that are not often seen under one roof. The Vans showcase hosted punk rock legends X, hardcore favorite Cerebral Ballzy, Primus founder and frontman’s newest project, Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang and independent acts The Black Angels, ††† (crosses), Gap Dream and TEEN.

Vans Launches #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL Short-Film Documentary Competition

Posted 03/17/2014

Vans invites aspiring filmmakers across the country to share stories of #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL through a short-film documentary competition – Be A Documentarian. Inspired by the fans and wave of creativity that came with the launch of #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL, Vans is now opening the concept to all aspiring filmmakers for the chance to win a $50,000 donation toward completing a personal film project.

House of Vans at the Mohawk Photos

Posted 03/15/2014

Vans celebrates another great night of music at SXSW with The Windish Agency’s Annual Day Party and ATC’s evening showcase at House of Vans at the Mohawk. Memorable sets by Phantogram, Lee Fields and The Expressions, Warpaint and Band of Skulls mesmerized the Mohawk crowd set after set. Only one more day left of eclectic music to be experienced – don’t miss today’s exciting lineup brought to you by VIBE and Flosstradamus.

Vans and SXSW Attendees Raise $20,000 for SXSW Cares Fund

Posted 03/14/2014

Guests at SXSW came out to support the victims and the families affected by the tragedy Thursday morning by helping Vans raise $20,000 in donations to support the SXSW Cares Fund. All proceeds from yesterday’s sales at the Vans Village will go directly into the SXSW Cares Fund, which will be distributed to the victims and their families.

2014 Summer Skate Camp Registration Now Open

Posted 03/13/2014

Grab your board and join us this Summer for another skate camp season! Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be offering six weekly sessions that run from 8am - 12pm starting July 7th. Instruction will be offered by Vans certified skate instructors for street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. Read more for details and sign up today while spots are available!

Vans Classics Spring 2014: Van Doren Series

Posted 03/12/2014

As a tribute to the early days of Vans, the Van Doren days, Vans reissues several archived prints such as the Aborigine, Multi Check, Stars & Stripes, Paisley, Grid Tribe and Aloha Skull prints for the sixth installment of the Van Doren Series. The Van Doren Aborigine print returns on the uppers of the Era and Classic Slip-On as a psychedelic pattern with a mix of bolds colors reminiscent of the '80s skate art scene. The Van Doren Multi Check print reissues color schemes, sidewall graphics and checkerboard-filled logos from 1980's BMX packs for special color-ups of the Old Skool, Half Cab and Era.

Vans Snow presents Arthur Longo on Introspect

Posted 03/11/2014

Vans Snow's exclusive snowboarding video series, INTROSPECT on wraps up the season with a special episode featuring Vans Snow team rider Arthur Longo. Arthur shows us what is like training for the most anticipated halfpipe contests of his life. Watch as he discusses battling unexpected injuries and his opinion on snowboarding in the Olympics.

Vans Introduces Live BMX Ramp to SXSW

Posted 03/10/2014

Vans is thrilled to bring live BMX action to the SXSW Music Festival for the first time as part of the new Vans Village built exclusively for SXSW. Located on the corner of 7th and Red River, the Vans Village at SXSW will host the top BMX riders from the Vans team, including Scotty Cranmer, Gary Young, Dakota Roche, Daniel Sandoval, Kevin Peraza and Austin local Sean Sexton for four exciting days of BMX exhibition March 12th-15th.

All Chicks Skate Jam at House of Vans

Posted 03/09/2014

On Saturday, March 15th, leave the boys at home because the chicks rule the House of Vans that day! The All Chicks Skate Jam goes down from 5pm - 11pm in Brooklyn, New York. Come hang with us!

Vans Releases Collection to Support the ASPCA

Posted 03/08/2014

This spring, Vans proudly teams up with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to support their mission to protect animals across the country by releasing a powerfully stylish footwear, apparel and accessories collection for women. Whether you’re a dog or cat lover, Vans supports the ASPCA by taking a stand against animal cruelty by helping to raise awareness to the national cause.

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL "East Los" featuring Nekro

Posted 03/07/2014

A true performer on and off stage, Nekro drives a ‘70s era hearse, has Frankenstein tattoos and sings and plays bass in the East L.A. band Proyecto Makabro. Pursuing his life-long quest to become a rock star, Nekro also shows a deep connection to his family, especially his grandmother. During one of his weekly visits to his Grandma’s nursing home, Nekro and her sing a traditional Mexican “ranchero” duet. Watch the newest episode of the Vans documentary series now.

Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Party Hitting LA

Posted 03/06/2014

ISSUES, Bad Rabbits, SECRETS, This Wild Life and three surprise guests will be playing the 2014 Vans Warped Tour kick off party at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on April 1st. Tickets on sale now for $15. Also, check out new bands that have been added to the tour! We'll see you in the pit!

Surfer Magazine Cover Featuring John John Florence

Posted 03/05/2014

Last week we shared with you that Vans Surf Team rider John John Florence took the cover of Surfing Magazine. He now graces the cover of the March issue of Surfer Magazine. The shot is right at his home break of Pipeline off the shores of Oahu, Hawaii. Are you having a case of deja vu? This man is on fire.

Vans OTW Launches Block Collection Featuring ScHoolboy Q & More

Posted 03/04/2014

Vans OTW celebrated the launch of the Block Collection this past Saturday, March 1, with an exclusive “Block Party” hosted at Los Globos in Los Angeles. The global sneaker series kicks off with a three-piece pack inspired by the LA streetwear scene with special colorways of the Bedford, Prescott and Tesella. To celebrate the pack’s release, Vans OTW brought some of the best LA-based talent to the “Block Party” with Gaslamp Killer, Salva, Nosaj Thing, Groundislava, Them Jeans and Keltronix on the turntables as rapper ScHoolboy Q closed out the night with an hour-long performance for the capacity crowd.

Vans Gears Up for the SXSW Music Festival

Posted 03/03/2014

Vans is counting down one week until the SXSW Music Festival! The return of the House of Vans will bring the world's best emerging bands and iconic talent for five days and nights at one of Austin’s most beloved and eclectic music venues – the Mohawk. Curated in partnership with Pitchfork, SpinMedia (SPIN, Stereogum and VIBE), A$AP Mob, The Windish Agency, ATC and Flosstradamus – music fans will experience music genres ranging from classic punk to indie rock, gritty hip-hop to melodic dream pop, a touch of metal and everything in between.

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL "East Los" featuring Lauren

Posted 03/02/2014

Lauren is a typical 14-year-old East Los kid we meet at her first backyard show. Rose, Lauren’s young mother, questions Lauren’s source of frustration and motivation behind going to shows. That’s when we learn that Lauren’s father, Gio, is in jail. Rose, a loving and supportive mom, realizes that some of Lauren’s frustrations probably stem from her father’s incarceration and they check out a show together. Watch the newest episode of the Vans documentary series now.

Vans x Beatles Yellow Submarine Out Now

Posted 03/01/2014

The world’s most iconic band of all time, taps into the Off the Wall spirit in a collaboration for the ages. Vans and The Beatles join forces to release a collection of footwear showcasing the unique artwork from the legendary Yellow Submarine album and film. The first-ever footwear collaboration is released today! "We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine..."

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