Every brand has a logo, but few can claim a print like Vans can with Checkerboard. Born in Southern California and showcased on the world stage by legendary film slacker Jeff Spicoli, the iconic motif is now synonymous with Vans’ ubiquitous “Off The Wall” lifestyle. To bring the globally-recognized print to the streets and up to speed, Vans presents the Era Pro in Checkerboard, showcasing an elevated, performance-driven take on the original Era icon.
The Era Pro’s inception began when legend Tony Alva partnered with Vans by adding a padded collar and heel cap to the original Authentic to create the Era. Fast forward 40 years and the Era is fully engineered with Vans Pro Classics specifications, offering high impact UltraCush HD cushioning sockliners, Pro Vulc construction for better boardfeel, and lasting Duracap rubber reinforcements. The Era Pro remains as timeless as ever, combining two icons into one modern-day classic.
The Era Pro joins a growing list of heavy hitter Pro Classics, available now in a range of Checkerboard styles, including the Sk8-Hi Pro, Old Skool Pro, and Slip-On Pro. Backed by living legend Jason Dill and emerging style master Rowan Zorilla, it’s clear the future of Checkerboard will be every bit as rad as the past.
Vans moved the whole operation to Costa Mesa recently, and with that move came a lot of life improvements...the most epic of them being a little private 'training facility' that the employees and pro riders can call their own at any time of the day or night. Before the Vans Street Invitational kicked off, we organized a little (but insanely heavy) session with some of the Vans squad including Dakota Roche, Bruno Hoffmann, Kilian Roth, Gary Young, Dan Lacey, Andrew Castaneda, and Anthony Perrin. Hope you enjoy the raw cut; finding cleared music that isn't horrible, so I figured this was the best way to go. Besides, I think it tells the vibe of the session pretty well. Want more? Leave a comment and we'll hassle Vans to get some more people in there.
Vans, the original action sports and apparel brand collaborates with independent, London-based fashion brand, Lazy Oaf to present a head-to-toe collection available exclusively for women. Vans has blended its “Off The Wall” aesthetic with Lazy Oaf’s tongue in cheek attitude to bring forth a collection of Classic footwear, apparel and accessories debuting this month. “Vans and Lazy Oaf fans are very similar” says Gemma Shiel, Lazy Oaf’s Founder and Creative Director. “Everyone that wears both Lazy Oaf and Vans are nonconventional and “keep it weird” in an irreverent and playful way.”
The Vans x Lazy Oaf collection showcases a vision of youthful creativity by bringing Lazy Oaf’s edgy
Vans, the original action sports and apparel brand, unites with iconic hip-hop collective, A Tribe Called Quest and Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop, to unveil an exclusive footwear collection that sees a true creative homage come to life. Paying tribute to the style, art, music, and originality of the artist’s immense cultural influence since the early 1990s, Vans celebrates A Tribe Called Quest’s outstanding contributions to music and pop culture with footwear designs that memorialize their iconic album artwork and the vibrant song lyrics forever embraced by the 90s zeitgeist and beyond.
The exclusive collection offers a range of Vans classic silhouettes including the Slip-On, UltraRange, Old Skool, Slip-On, Authentic, Sk8-Hi and Era in boldcolors and prints, illustrating the group’s most favorite milestones of their career. For A Tribe Called Quest fans, the footwear designs speak volumes to the the band’s beloved discography.
Following the success of UNFILTERED, VANS launches the third episode of this unique video series, each one featuring two VANS BMX riders traveling the globe visiting different destinations. Simplicity at its best – riders in unique environments, embracing new cultures and landing tricks whilst being captured in a non traditional and unpolished way. This series aims to focus on the true essence of BMX filming, blend that with today’s standard of riding in BMX and it allows for the ‘riding to do the talking’!
UNFILTERED UAE features Matthias Dandois and Alex Valentino exploring a region full of contrasts and breathtaking in all facets. From remote desert villages and landscapes, to the modern civilizations
After Copenhagen’s concrete jungle and the sandy Moroccan streets, the UNFILTERED series lands in the United Arab Emirates. Alex Valentino and Matthias Dandois take on their first arabic excursion head on, riding everything from remote desert villages and landscapes, to Abu Dhabi’s and Dubai’s hyper modern civilizations. UNFILTERED is a video series that highlights the raw side of a BMX trip. The struggle, achievements, noise, peace, challenges, injuries, languages, architectures, cultures, weather, food, people, traffic, travel and jet lag.
Bondi isn't all about surfing, for Lee, the skate park is home. Growing up in the UK, Lee's passion was based on wheels, and being surrounded by one of the most popular surf destinations in the world hasn't changed his perspective.
March 25, 2018 - Santiago, Chile. The top 27 riders qualified through to Sunday’s Final Round and competed for a spot on a the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Tour and the action was non-stop. With a unique bowl course in Santiago, Chile, the riders were finding huge transfer lines and throwing down big tricks for the packed stands. Brazil's Douglas Oliveira took the win in the Pro Men’s division and Santiago local Macarena Perez edging out the top spot in the Pro Women’s division.
Vans pays tribute to over 50 years of “Off The Wall” design history by releasing theAnaheim Factory pack, a collection of Classic silhouettes that draws inspiration from the original footwear produced in Anaheim, Calif. 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 as a part of the ongoing Classics “Not Just One Thing” campaign.
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
This spring, Vault by Vans partners with Nickelodeon’s incurably optimistic, pineapple-living, jellyfish-loving SpongeBob SquarePants, celebrating his infectious happiness through the premium Vault by Vans label to present a robust collection of footwear, apparel and skate decks featuring kitschy renditions of the characters we know and love. “SpongeBob SquarePants is loved by trend-setters around the world, but this limited-edition collaboration elevates his style even further, offering something new and unique for his audience” said Jose Castro, SVP of Nickelodeon Soft Lines Licensing and Global Fashion Collaborations. “Vault by Vans has combined our iconic SpongeBob characters with its cutting edge skater style and we think fans of all ages are going to love the result.”
For SpongeBob SquarePants’ grand Vault by Vans debut, the limited-edition partnership introduces six