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.

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