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 the Anaheim 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
Dak stays in the streets daily, everyday looking for something new. He stacked up some heavy clips for the DVD already but here's a taste of what didn't make it along with reintroducing his Sig Green Patina Frame.
Vans welcomes a new generation of progressive BMX talent to the family, introducing Sean Ricany, Travis Hughes and 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion Larry Edgar to the 2018 Vans BMX global team roster. “Vans is honored to showcase such remarkable talent on the global team,” states Vans Global BMX Marketing and Team Manager Jerry Badders. “With Larry, Sean and Travis on the global roster, Vans upholds a new level of progression in BMX talent and creativity, reinforcing decades of commitment to the BMX sport and supporting the next generation of inspiring BMX icons.”
Born and bred in the Golden State, Californian Larry Edgar’s powerful riding dominated the contest
The Kingdom of Thailand has been the new playground for our riders for the third chapter of The Palmistry Guide. This year Alexandre Valentino and four BMX Vans riders Nicolas Badet, Benoît Gea, Tom Deville and Kilian Roth, escorted by Winai Khampheethoon their local guide, will take them from Bangkok to Lopburi. First shocks, the heat and humidity that will have to be tamed. First meetings, the riders of a skatepark in Bangkok. Here, not everyone speaks English, but BMX is a universal language. ""Thailand has been an incredible experience, a real cultural clash, and now we understand why it's called the land of smiles"" Says Alexandre Valentin.
In collaboration with Wood Wood this Holiday, Vans introduces a brand new collection: Vans x Wood Wood created and designed in conjunction with the 15th anniversary celebrations of this iconic Copenhagen brand. Comprising of footwear, this collection sees the Old Skool take centre stage with two pairs juxtaposing each other as whites, greys and black mix with the brown tones of natural gum forming two simple but striking colourways.
“A tribute to adolescent behaviour and attitude” says Wood Wood designer Brian SS Jensen, referencing the scribbles on the sidewalls of the sole units, which adds a bit of youthful verve to the shoes.
Further to previous collaborations, Patta and Vans are proud to present the Vans x Patta Sk8-Hi Collection. While the previous collaborations were focused on the Vans Old Skool silhouette, Patta opted to rework another Vans classic: the Sk8-Hi.
The Vans x Patta Sk8-Hi edition will be available in two versions: Langoustine/Black and Hydro/Black. Both colors combine premium ripstop materials on the shoe uppers, a suede toebox, flap and back heel, leather signature "jazz" striping and lining, and feature the Patta Script Logo on the midsole. Every pair is finished off with Team Patta laces, paired with matching “P” lace locks.
Every pair also comes with an additional set of thick premium cotton ‘Team Patta’ laces.
The Vans x Patta Sk8-Hi collection is set to release at the Patta Amsterdam and London stores on Saturday, December 2, and will also be offered online at patta.nl from Monday December 4 onwards.
Pic by Menno Kok