Since 1979, Vans was among the first brands in the action sports industry to support the BMX sport across competitions, athlete sponsorships and the release of BMX-specific footwear. 40 years later, Vans continues to promote the BMX legacy with the release of the new Old Skool Pro BMX endorsed by Vans global BMX team rider Kevin Peraza. As the only BMX-specific shoe design in market to date, Vans’ Old Skool Pro BMX introduces a unique WaffleCup BMX technology, offering today’s BMXer’s the superior support of a cupsole without sacrificing any pedal feel, and paying crucial attention to flex, grip, durability, and additional support engineered within the midsole.
Highlighting Vans’ unrivaled support and durability in the new shoe, the brand’s “Feel Support’d” global
Kevin Peraza gives you a glimpse into his life in Tucson Arizona as he prepares for the Vans BMX Pro Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico where he competes on the most technical course on the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Tour. Follow Kevin and his family through event in a city that means so much to him and his international BMX family as he battles for last chance points going into the 2018 World Championships in Spain.
Vans BMX Pro Cup, the world’s leading platform for elite BMX park terrain competition, turned up the heat today in Huntington Beach, CA for the second Pro Tour stop of the 2018 season at the Vans US Open of Surfing. Despite a minor injury in practice, tour veteran Kevin Peraza surpassed 30 of the world’s leading BMX riders during a heated semi-finals round to qualify in first, merging his expert street skills with his solid park riding style. Local hero Kris Fox’s high-speed riding and lasting ambition for a place on the podium earned him second place, while 2016 Van Doren BMX Invitational event winner Matt Cordova’s enormous airs and unique transfers secured a third place finish. The top ten riders from today’s semi-finals will join the current series point leaders this Sunday, August 5 for the Vans BMX Pro Cup Huntington Beach Pro Tour finals event.
Raised by supportive parents in a BMX-focused family, Tucson, Arizona local and two-time X Games gold medalist Kevin Peraza has emerged as a multi-faceted contender across BMX disciplines. This is his story.
Kevin Peraza. Age: 23 | Hometown: Tucson, Arizona | Bike: Mongoose La Familia, Demolition parts | Most recent video part: Opener, "Illustrated" by Vans | BMX Park gold, X Games Minneapolis 2017, BMX Dirt gold, X Games Austin 2016 |
2016 / 2017 X Games Gold Medalist Kevin Peraza is one of the most well-rounded riders in the entire BMX world. Watch him absolutely shut down his local indoor skatepark in Tucson, Arizona in the name of Bell Helmets!