Vans Classic Lites return for Spring 2017 showcasing innovation across colourways and styles synonymous with the brand. By infusing several Vans silhouettes with modern construction methods like UltraCush Lite technology, the iconic footwear staples such as the Authentic, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi transform into Classic Lites models with improved fit, increased comfort and super light construction. A continuation of the Vans legacy while signifying its progressive design ethos, the Authentic Lite, Old Skool Lite and Sk8-Hi Lite are modified versions of their original vulcanized forms, presenting a diverse assortment of lightweight and comfort-driven Vans Classics with a monochrome appearance.
This spring, Vault by Vans and artist Taka Hayashi come together once again to present the 17th season of Hayashi’s signature Vault by Vans line with the introduction of the Derby Nomad LX. As a revered veteran of Vans’ design team, Hayashi’s commitment to meticulous craftsmanship continues to push the boundaries of Vans footwear design, while maintaining Hayashi’s distinct style and persona through his creations. Available this spring, the Derby Nomad LX is offered in two premium pony hair and suede offerings. The pony hair leopard style debuts in Black Coffee and Tan color variations and is inspired by the late ‘70s punk and hip-hop scenes in New York. The premium suede Desert Mohave and French Vanilla offerings feature a simple, clean look on the sophisticated silhouette.
This spring season Vans introduces the Freshness Pack. Marked by the predominance of red, white and blue and taking inspiration from the 90’s, this range includes hoodies, graphic tees, accessories and footwear. The featured garments adopt a minimalist and 90’s anti-conformist approach to fashion, which is a contrast to flashy trends featured across other decades.
Across footwear, new iterations have been introduced across the Authentic, Old Skool, Era and Sk8-Hi silhouettes. Much like the apparel, footwear features strong seasonal colourways with a throwback to Vans original year of birth ‘1966’ emblazoned across the heel of the iconic Old Skool and Sk8-Hi.
Ty Morrow searched the streets of Perth, Melbourne, Los Angeles and Arizona for this one-of-a-kind video part with technical lines and heavy spots that you only want to visit once. With security in pursuit, Ty stomped his ender weeks after the filming deadline, putting it all on the line for the first Vans BMX video.
2017 Vans BMX Street Invitational: Garrett Reynolds - 1st Place Run | BMX | VANS. Garrett’s highlights were his whole runs, linking so many difficult combos back-to-back. He’s no stranger to winning a contest, and today he deserved another win against the best street riders in the world.
The Vans BMX Off The Wall BMX Street Invitational returns to Huntington Beach, CA on March 25. The contest brings together the biggest names in BMX Street riding, as well as amateur riders to the Vans Off The Wall Skatepark. The Vans BMX Street Invitational honors the sport’s elite as they illustrate their style across urban terrain including stairs, handrails, ledges and banks.
CONFIRMED RIDERS ARE: CHAD KERLEY DENNIS ENARSON TYLER FERNENGEL MIKE GRAY BROC RAIFORD BRUNO HOFFMANN DEVON SMILLIE ALEX DONNACHIE SEAN RICANY DAKOTA ROCHE ALEX KENNEDY TY MORROW TRAVIS HUGHES
Vans celebrates its long-lasting BMX heritage with the debut of the Style 112 Pro in team rider Dakota Roche’s signature colorway. Available now, the Style 112 Pro is built with proven Vans UltraCush technology to fit the demands of BMX’s heaviest street rider, Dakota Roche. Dakota Roche’s signature Style 112 Pro is featured in the Vans California Native Collection, designed in black suede and a contrasting burnt olive Sidestripe. Built with Vans’ original waffle outsole and Duracap reinforced uppers, this silhouette delivers unrivaled durability and a firm no-slip grip. The Style 112 Pro was inspired by feedback from the Vans BMX team, employing Vans Vulc Lite construction and UltraCush HD sockliners to keep the foot close to the pedal while providing the highest level of impact cushioning needed for Dak’s unforgiving riding style.
Vans pays tribute to over 50 years of “Off The Wall” design history by releasing the Anaheim Factory pack, a collection of Classic silhouettes that draws inspiration from the original footwear produced in Anaheim, California. When Vans opened for business in 1966, a 400 sq. ft. retail store was connected to the front of the production factory, which sold a handful of simple canvas footwear. Today, Vans calls upon those early styling cues to release a modern update to Vans Icons. Every design element within the Anaheim Factory pack could be dated back to the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Style numbers are used to signify the original design mold of three footwear models – the Authentic 44, Old Skool 46 and Sk8-Hi 38. Each style utilizes a marshmallow sidewall with a higher profile and is treated with a slight sheen that was present after going through Vans’ early vulcanization process. The entire offering features heavy a 10-oz. canvas and the Sidestripe models showcase a
How to Make Vans Footwear with Steve Van Doren and Christian Hosoi | 50th Anniversary | VANS. From the first pair of Vans in 1966, to countless pairs of Vans in 2016, Steve Van Doren, the Godfather of Vans, has been putting his staple on Vans footwear since he started working for his father’s company 50 years ago. His dedicated led to the production of the first-ever skateboarding shoe. Get a glimpse into the past and take a tour of what goes into making a pair of Vans shoe with Steve and Vans Skate Legend Christian Hosoi.