Stay Strong is excited to announce it’s second Limited Edition Vans shoe collaboration dropping very soon... The Vans brand was a longtime sponsor of Stephen Murray throughout his Pro BMX career and they have continued to show love and support for Stephen and the Stay Strong Brand since the tragic accident which left him paralysed back in 2007. His very own “Staying Strong” autobiography also launched at House of Vans in London a few years ago.
Following the success of the first Vans x Stay Strong collaboration, which sold out in just a few hours, the new release is on the same Old Skool model. This time with a monochrome design, bold repeat logos and Stay Strong’s brand motto ‘For Life’ across the heels.
Vans, the original action sports brand began supporting BMX in 1979 becoming the first brand to support the sport. To celebrate this milestone and the unsung impact BMX has had on youth culture ever since, Vans presents an Anniversary Collection for men and women. Featuring a unique assortment of footwear and apparel inspired by the heyday of parking lot ramp demonstrations, neon clad kids and a longstanding form of creative expression.
Vans sticky waffle soles proved to give great pedal grip and became the choice for BMX riders of the late ‘70s. For this honorary collection, a unisex offering of the Sk8-Hi Reissue and Era serve as the foundation for a full head to toe assortment of footwear and apparel. Footwear is constructed with Vans’ classic canvas and suede combination, and each style showcases a graphic Checkerboard printed quarter-panel that is available in three colorways including a share green, white and true navy. Each footwear silhouette is finished with a reissued thumbs up heritage print on the sidewall.
Inspired by classic BMX lifestyle silhouettes and Vans heritage graphics the assortment includes eight new apparel and accessory styles for men and women. The women’s key styles include a BMX Jacket that uses a poly flight satin shell and includes a range of Vans logo executions to give the jacket a period correct look. The relaxed fit BMX Muscle Tank is made with a heavy cotton jersey and is adorned
Kicking off the exciting programming for the largest action sports festival in the world, the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, the celebrated Vans Rebel Jam BMX street competition will debut for the first time on American soil July 27-28. Slated for an international roster of BMX medalists and style experts, the Rebel Jam will feature Best Trick contests, creativity awards, a Bunny Hop and High Air comp, and contest honors inclusive of men and women in all award categories. This year’s custom-designed obstacles will be presented by respected BMX brand, Cult.
With nearly fifteen years of consecutive BMX competition history in tow, Vans is thrilled to bring the prolific Rebel Jam contest to the beach to showcase a world-class field of talented BMX street riders.
SHIMMER represents Vans BMX at its core, with a look into the riders that keep the streets talking, featuring Ty Morrow, Dakota Roche, Andrew Castaneda, Calvin Kosovich, Sean Ricany, Lewis Mills, Travis Hughes, and Bruno Hoffman. A years worth of travels, friends, clips and memories make up “SHIMMER” by Calvin Kosovich and Vans BMX.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series is the world’s definitive platform for BMX park terrain competition, showcasing the most talented BMX athletes from across the globe! The second stop of the series, we head to Waiblingen BMX Park in Stuttgart, Germany June 14th - 16th, 2019. Keep your eye out for highlights!
Since 1966, Vans has been producing its iconic sneakers using traditional methods. Each year the company manufactures about 70 to 85 millions pairs of shoes around the globe. Here's an inside look at how the beloved sneakers are made.