The FAST AND LOOSE crew has members all over the world from all different backgrounds. It is the shared love of BMX that brought them together and formed the strongest bonds. When it came to building their Holiday 22 collection, the idea was simple: to make footwear and apparel that would allow them to stand out as individuals but still feel connected to the crew that reminds them that they are never alone. Featuring an exclusive FAST AND LOOSE colorway, the BMX Slip-On is made to handle the unique support and durability needs specific to BMX. Designed with BMX in mind, we added POPCUSH™ sockliners for extra cushioning and impact protection, DURACAP™ reinforcement, and WAFFLECUP™ BMX outsoles for maximum pedalfeel and support . . . with timeless style. Add in our brand new Van Doren Factory Pedal Recipe for a specifically formulated gum rubber compound to enhance pedal grip and durability, and you’ve got unrivaled BMX innovation to support your progression.
The Vans x FAST AND LOOSE BMX Slip-On is made with suede and denim uppers.
Vans and Our Legends partner to bring you a collection showcasing the heritage and evolution of BMX innovator Mongoose. Featuring 70s bike graphics and stickers, 80s Americana jerseys, and colorful Mongoose Expert graphics from the 90s, this collection represents three decades in Mongoose’s rich history as innovators in BMX. Channeling that iconic retro aesthetic, the Our Legends Fleece Crew features a mix of logo graphics at the chest, back, and right sleeve for style that stands the test of time. This pullover crewneck sweatshirt is made with a soft French terry blend and a vintage wash for a timeless look.
VANS BMX COLLABORATION WITH MONGOOSE. -Vans x Our Legends Presents Mongoose Collection -60% cotton, 40% polyester French terry
The Mongoose Bicycles x Vans special edition collection drops August 12! The two iconic brands teamed up to collaborate with OurLegendsAuthentic to design/create a shoe and apparel collection inspired by the brands’ shared heritage as pioneers in BMX and pop culture. Each of the three Authentic 44 DX shoe designs represents a time in Mongoose’s rich history in BMX and bringing back the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in a fun and exciting way!
In 1966, Vans was born with its first production shoe model, the Style #44 DX, which took the skateboarding world by storm and went on to become the legendary Authentic.
Over the years you have managed to find yourself a solid group of sponsors. Do you have signature products at all of them? Courage Adams: Thanks, not all of them, just only with FLYBIKES and VANS. With Fly some BMX parts and with Vans a full collection including two shoes.
A classic then, a classic now, a classic since forever. Meet the Old Skool Graffiti: the same silhouette we all fell in love with back in ’77, given a fresh new look for ’22. First known as the Vans #36, the Old Skool debuted in 1977 with a unique new addition: a random doodle drawn by founder Paul Van Doren, and originally referred to as the “jazz stripe.” Today, the famous Vans Sidestripe has become the unmistakable-and instantly recognizable-hallmark of the Vans brand.
Constructed with durable suede and canvas uppers in a range of fresh colorways, the Old Skool pays homage to our heritage while ensuring that this low top, lace-up shoe remains as iconic as ever. It also features re-enforced toe caps, supportive padded collars, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.
Leading with a sense of DIY and empowered by creative expression, Vault by Vans is proud to partner with Brooklyn-based Krink. Krink began as the first ink and paint market brand for graffiti writers and grew exponentially into an international art supply brand with continually expanding collections of apparel, artist tools and accessories. Inspired by Krink’s founder, Craig Costello, who grew up writing graffiti, skateboarding, and listening to punk and hip-hop, DIY sensibility informed much of what he and his community did in their youth. These core tenants influenced the early beginning of Krink and have remained an important part of the brand's ethos. This collaboration with Vault by Vans celebrates these creative communities through functional design.
It takes an “Off The Wall” mindset and a lot of confidence to pull off the tricks that make Dan Lacey one of the most respected riders in BMX, but it also takes the proper support. The Dan Lacey Slip-On BMX is equipped with Vans trusted Wafflecup™ BMX construction to deliver maximum support, with a focus on increased pedalfeel and durability. A best-in-class PopCush™ drop-in footbed snaps back and won’t pack, offering a full heel cradle and increased arch support. DURACAP™ provides reinforced underlays in high-wear areas to prolong the life of the shoe.
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to partner with one of the most established street riders in BMX, Dan Lacey, on the Slip-On BMX, influenced by his unrelenting, all-or-nothing approach and his lifelong experiences calling the UK home.
Residing in Hastings, UK, Dan has a distinguished and refined style that is both heavy and progressive, honed from growing up immersed in a strong BMX scene and a commitment to perfection—all of which makes his execution of the biggest tricks look effortless. For Dan’s take on the Slip-On BMX, Vans designed a shoe that matches his riding, with next level pedalfeel, support and durability. Style is everything when it comes to Dan’s approach, which is reflected in a muted color palette and an elevated two-tone suede upper with meaningful detailing.
Dan’s signature Slip-On features a timeless design in asphalt and pewter, with a crown emblem
It’s been a decade since Vans and CULT linked up for the first time, and in celebration of all the clips, collaborations, road trips, riding, sneakers and shirts since then, the two have come together for a sixth collection that’s dubbed “Never Fade” and centered around new takes on the Old Skool BMX and Slip-On BMX, both equipped with Vans’ Wafflecup BMX construction. The Old Skool BMX supplies a monochromatic upper constructed of sturdy black suede and embellished with a special branded tongue tag. The Slip-On BMX features tonal, patterned CULT iconography and a two-tone build that uses both black suede and light canvas. Text graphics appear on the midsole of the Old Skool BMX and the insoles of the Slip-On BMX, the latter of which also repurposes the aforementioned CULT pattern for even more detail. Both round their look off with debossed CULT branding on the heel.