I am telling stories about my favorite tricks from my final video part from the Vans Illustrated BMX video released in 2016 before my accident! We traveled all over the world to ride amazing locations and get as much of a variety of footage as we could for the video and I am so honored to be a part of the Vans BMX team!
Sharing a rich heritage rooted in creative expression and empowerment, Vans and Marvel join forces once again to launch their largest collaboration to date. Celebrating the “Off The Wall” Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe, Vans introduces an extensive range of co-branded footwear, apparel and accessories featuring an all-star roster of iconic personas including The Avengers, Black Panther, Deadpool, Iron Man, Hulk and more! The Vans x Marvel collection is an epic collaboration for the ages, assembling a massive line-up of 70-plus styles for fans of all ages.
The Vans x Marvel collection kicks off with a selection of footwear inspired by The Avengers. Representing the Super Hero squad, a custom Old Skool has been outfitted with a unique color story to
Slip-On Pro I BMX I VANS. The Vans checkerboard Slip-On is one of the most beloved classic Vans silhouettes to date. Featured as part of the Pro Classics collection, the checkerboard Vans Slip-On Pro is upgraded with enhanced performance technology that provides unrivaled durability, support and cushioning needed by BMX riders worldwide. "Colors" by Hunger
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.