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Vans x Spitfire Fall 2012 Collection

10 August 2012, 23.24 | Posted in collabs, Skateboarding, Sneakers | 3 comments »


Vans and Spitfire keep their ill collabo series going with three new kicks for Fall 2012. Check out the Chukka Low above and the TNT 5 Mid and the AV Native American Low after the jump. So sick. Via Espionage Kicks

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Vans | Half-Cab 20th Anniversary Party at Downtown Showdown 2012 Recap

08 August 2012, 16.47 | Posted in Art, photography, Skateboarding, Sneakers, videos | 1 comment »


Twenty years, twenty skaters, twenty photos and one shoe, was the premise for the opening reception of the Vans Downtown Showdown Amsterdam. Featuring live music from Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero and Chuck Treese, DJ sets from John Cardiel, artist-customized Half Cabs from over 20 contributing artists selected by Steve Caballero as well as the first European exhibition of TWENTY, curated by Lance Dawes, a selection of photographs of some of the world’s greatest skateboarders wearing the world’s greatest skateboard shoe as captured over the years by some of the world’s greatest skateboard photographers.



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Agenda LB | Vans – Van Doren 2013 Collection

06 August 2012, 12.37 | Posted in Packs & Bags, Sneakers, Uncategorized | 1 comment »


The good people at Vans gave us a preview of the 2013 Van Doren collection at their Agenda booth. The series features shoes with a reissued aloha, stars & stripes, and leopard patterns along with a bag collection. Hit the jump for some closer looks.

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Shadow x Vans 10th Anniversary Shoe Roadtrip

01 August 2012, 19.05 | Posted in bmx, collabs, Sneakers, videos | No comments »


The Shadow Conspiracy x Vans 10th anniversary collabo is one of the raddest we’ve seen in the BMX world. Consisting of two buttery kicks, a trucker hat, and a tee, its a must have. Check out the pack in action in the edit above featuring Trey Jones, Lahsaan Kobza, Alistair Whitton, and Eric Bahlman getting nice in Indiana and Kentucky of all places. Another look at the shoes after the jump.

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Vans Rowley SPV

10 July 2012, 11.43 | Posted in Pro Models, Skateboarding, Sneakers | No comments »


Geoff Rowley has been pumping out dope Vans since pre Y2K, and his latest offering is no less rad. The new Rowley SPV’s features Super Pro Vulc and is his lightest shoe to date. More looks after the jump. Via Sneaker News.

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Vans x Alex Kopps | Surf Sider Collaboration

06 July 2012, 13.30 | Posted in collabs, Shoes, surfing | 2 comments »


This fall, Vans teams up with talented San Francisco-based artist Alex Kopps on two unique footwear designs. The Vans x Alex Kopps project includes an all-white Growlar and all-black Surfjitsu in light tonal prints that become more visible as the shoes get dirty and worn in. The kicks also feature hand-drawn logos by Kopps on the heel and insole. Hit the jump fort the other look.

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SHUT x Vans GSD NYC 2012 Video

02 July 2012, 15.50 | Posted in interviews, Skateboarding, videos | No comments »


Not everyone went from Maloof in Queens to Coleman Park on Go Skateboarding Day in NYC. A select crew including Radcollector familia and columnists Michael Cohen, Brad Clarke, and Alex Corporan kept it in Money Making Manhattan with a GSD mission that included stops at Ace Hotel, The Hundreds, Chrome, SHUT, and The Meatball Shoppe before hitting up Coleman. Check out this rad recap featuring Chad Muska, Erik Ellington, Pat Hoblin, Rodney Smith, Tim Brodhagen and many more. Shot and edited by Simon J. Heath.



Vans | LXVI Collection

28 June 2012, 14.37 | Posted in Sneakers | 1 comment »


Yesterday we gave you a look at the Vans “Mystery Box” and today the secret is revealed with the launch of the LXVI Collection. The products fuse the familiar Vans visual aesthetic with advanced methods in comfort, flexibility and lighter weight materials. Go to the LXVI site to see all the styles and hit the jump for a look inside the “Mystery Box”.

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Vans OTW x Dual Forces

27 June 2012, 14.01 | Posted in boots, collabs, Packs & Bags | 20 comments »


Vans OTW has teamed up with Dual Forces for a combat boot with a modern twist. The project also includes a t-shirt along with a mission bag. Hit the jump for a closer look.

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Vans LXVI Mystery Box

27 June 2012, 11.53 | Posted in Skateboarding, Sneakers | 4 comments »


In one of the raddest promo moves of recent memory, Vans mailed out a bunch of “Mystery Boxes” for the launch of their new LXVI shoe with locked padlocks on them! While some have seen the shoes and code cracking is already in effect, its a concept that actually brings some excitment back to the release of a pair of sneakers. We’ll have the contents of the box soon. Hit the jump for another look.

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