Vans debuts an extended offering of velvet footwear, apparel and accessories just in time for the holidays. Luxurious but cool, Vans five Classic icons and apparel staples are dressed up to include an all-over velvet materialization in solid and dark floral colorways. Crushed velvet is highlighted across the Sk8-Hi Reissue, Old Skool, Era 59 and Classic Slip-On. Available in burgundy, gray, sea fog purple, emerald green, tan and black colorways, each silhouette features a black outsole further enriching the velvet elements. A selection apparel and accessories will also be offered in all-over velvet executions.
The holiday collection of Velvet Vans footwear and apparel is available to shop in Vans retail locations
This Holiday 2017 season, Vans partners with The North Face to create a collection of apparel, accessories and footwear that combine both brands’ aesthetic and technology to create fashionable and functional cold weather offerings in black, red and yellow. Both Vans and The North Face were founded in 1966 in California and inspire a lifestyle of exploration and creative expression. The Vans apparel team expanded upon the trusted Torrey Jacket to create the Vans x TNF Torrey MTE jacket complete with Thermoball technology to keep you warm. In addition, Vans x TNF introduce the Base Camp Duffle, inspired by the iconic bag and modified for the first time, introducing a skate strap.
Three days of competition launched in Chengdu, China’s Nan Hu Park today as the fourth and final stop of the FISE World Tour opened its doors for a weekend of LIVE action sports. Followed by 1 million spectators worldwide, the festival will wrap up its 20th season here in Chengdu before a curious, highly-enthusiastic crowd.
“They smile, they’re happy…So for the riders, it’s fun because we discover a new type of person,” said Alex Jumelin, the only rider who has been with FISE since its inception. Staging a demonstration of Flatland BMX Friday afternoon, Jumelin said no one could have predicted where FISE would wind up two decades after it launched on the beachfront French town of Montpellier.
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DISCOVER WHAT IS ON THE BMX PROGRAM FOR THE FWS CHENGDU STOP: 2017 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup final round. One day left before the FWS Chinese stop, in Nan Hu Park - Chengdu. FISE Chengdu is going to see the riders' final attempts to smash the overall rankings. Most of the finals and semi-finals will be live on the web: take a look below for the broadcast schedule, as well as the competition schedule.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 09.30 Registration Opening 10.00 – 11.40 BMX Freestyle Park Training Group A 11.40 – 13.20 BMX Freestyle Park Training Group B 13.20 – 15.00 BMX Freestyle Park Training Group C 15.00 – 16.20 BMX Freestyle Park Training Women
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 09.15 – 10.00 Qualification BMX Freestyle Park Junior
Jack Clark has officially been added to the FUSE Protection team. Here's their official statement - "FUSE Protection is excited to welcome the UK’s Jack Clark to our growing team. There’s no denying Jack’s incredible talent on a bicycle and his consistent podiums of the contest scene over the past few years. Jack’s explosive dynamic and stylish riding style has had everyone here at FUSE talking for a while now, and we couldn’t be more stoked to now have him part of the family.
Jack is currently on his way to Chengdu, for the Chinese stop of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup and then after that will be heading straight back to the UK to work on a banger of a welcome video."
ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, in collaboration with Seven West Media, Australia’s number one audience company, will bring X Games Sydney to Australia next year, October 19-21, 2018. X Games Sydney will feature Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions at Sydney Olympic Park. For the first time in the event’s more than 20 year history, an X Games event will take place in Australia, home to some of the world’s best action sports athletes. Australian athletes hold 138 medals, 45 of which are gold from X Games summer and winter events.
Seven West Media will air the competitions in Australia, while in the U.S. ESPN’s coverage will be
RIDERS LINEUP AT FISE CHENGDU - NOVEMBER 3 TO 5. Not even two weeks left before the FISE World Series’ closing event in China. Located in in the heart of Chengdu, Nan hu Park is going to host the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Men and Women. Take a first look at some of the big names who will be competing with us in Chengdu:
UCI BMX FREESTYLE PARK WORLD CUP - MEN DANIEL DHERS Venezuela - age 32 BRANDON LOUPOS Australia - age 24 DANIEL SANDOVAL USA - age 23 LOGAN MARTIN Australia - age 23 KOSTYA ANDREEV Russia - age 24 MIKE VARGA Canada - age 20 ALEX COLEBORN UK - age 25 IREK RIZAEV Russia - age 19 NICK BRUCE USA - age 25 CAM PEAKE UK - age 20 COLTON WALKER USA - age 20 ALESSANDRO BARBERO Italy - age 34
Australia's BMX Freestylers set to contest the inaugural UCI Urban World Championships in China in November, their first stop on their journey towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In June 2017, the IOC announced that BMX Freestyle Park would be added to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
BMX Freestyle Park is an exhilarating discipline of cycling which takes place in parks full of ramps with big transitions and large obstacles. Competitors are judged (scored between 0-100pts over two one-minute runs) on tricks performed throughout the course, with points awarded based on difficulty, originality, style and execution.
Australia boasts two of the world's best, both considered to be serious medal contenders in Tokyo 2020. Logan Martin, the 2016 UCI World Cup Series champion who sits fourth in 2017 after winning Stop 1 in the Series, and Brandon Loupos whoissecond overall in 2017 after taking out Stop 2.
In their first jump towards Tokyo, riders will contest the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships this November 8-12 in Chengdu, China. The Championships will see the world’s best will battle for the iconic rainbow jersey and the title of UCI World Champion in BMX Freestyle Park.
Some of the Australia riders who will participate in Chengdu 8 - 12 November are:
The Chinese stop of the FWS presented by Honor is coming up fast, and the city of Chengdu is getting ready to host the last stop of the 2017 FISE World Series, from November 3-5. After a high-intensity season, we are going to wrap things up in Nan Hu Park, in the heart of Sichuan’s capital city. Take a look below at the Freestyle Park, on which the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup will take place.