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.
Vans BMX Presents: Live Fast, the second installment of a three-part film series featuring Vans team riders Corey Walsh, Trey Jones, Jason Watts, Dennis Enarson and Gary Young, as well as Kris Fox and Matt Cordova from Fast and Loose BMX.
Vans BMX proudly presents a new film, Whirlwind, uncovering the astonishing first-hand account of BMX legend Scotty Cranmer’s rise to notoriety and his true grit, passion, and positivity in the aftermath of a life-changing accident. Achieving pro status early in his career, Scotty’s emergence as a 16-year-old phenom from New Jersey gripped the attention of the BMX community. His innovative approach to both park and street riding had him stacking up medals, including three X Games Park wins, and a part for Vans’ Illustrated was a testament to his trick progression and versatility. His success on a bike also carried over to his efforts behind the camera as he began growing his YouTube channel,