VANS OTW: “Bedford” Spring 2012

OTW sent through images of their upcoming Bedford shoe for Spring.

Click below for more pics and info.


Vans “Let It Ride” #2

Here’s the second edit of the Vans “Let It Ride” trip featuring Dakota Roche, Bas Keep, Gary Young, Ben Hennon, Eduards Zunda & Tobias Wicke. Good shit.

Filmed and edited by Justin Kosman.

Click below to check it out.


Vans “Let it Ride” #1

Here’s the first team edit from the Vans “Let it Ride” trip.

Featuring Dan Lacey, Bruno Hoffmann, Kevin Kalkoff, Matthias Dandois & Alex Valentino

Some good riding up in here. Click below to check it out.


Colony / Vans trip

This weekend pretty much the entire team will be in Adelaide to have a ride around. Come & say g’day at Little Black Bike on Saturday at 1pm then come for a roll at the city park at 3pm, should be a good day. Come along say hi & have a roll with Ryan Guettler, Alex Hiam, Zac Miner, Mick Bayzand, Tom Stretton, Cooper Brownlee, Brock Olive, Liam Zingbergs, Valvoline & myself. We will have some freebies at Little Black Bike & even some of the new Vans / Colony shoes on display for all to check out. These will be available March next year.

RIP: James Van Doren

Given the fact that I’m wearing Vans right now, and have done for most of my life, this post seems mandatory. I don’t know how often people think about the founders of any footwear brand, but given how influential Vans was and still is, I think this post is completely justified and respect should be given.

According to Steve Van Doren:
“He was a mechanic, a chemist, the brains behind the early shoe,” said his nephew, Steve Van Doren, one of several family members who still work for the company. “In his garage, he made all the molds for the very first soles,” including the trademark waffle design.

Read about the passing of Vans co-founder James Van Doren HERE.

Image via Artifact Bag Co.

Vans X Cult

Vans & Cult are set to drop the shoes they have been working on.

How do I know? Because I was lucky enough to get some of these in the mail recently. There are 2 styles, a mid (Atwood ) and a low top (Brasco), which came out nice. It’s easy to think that these are just black sneakers, but the materials feel quality and more than likely, you can wear these everyday. They also come with an extra set of orange laces if you want more pop.

From Vans:
Both shoes are wrapped in high-end black leather and use a waxed textile on accent panels for a rich look and feel. The vulcanized outsole and gum-colored WaffleGrip tread is a direct tie back to Vans heritage, while the sockliner artwork is a CULT original that ties back to the CULT attitude. Both shoes are lined with a 6oz. canvas in hunter orange from the CULT color palette and feature our Megathane midsole to keep both styles comfortable all day long, as well as prevent heel bruising while riding.

Click below for more pics.


Mike Dytri on Breaks of 10

My old friend Mike Dytri is one of those “never not working” types that gets you pumped to go accomplish things, and on top of that I love the irony of him being such a “design guy” that you’d never know that, just for fun, he’s also a MMA killing machine.

I met Mike back in early 2000 when he was doing all of the creative for MOSH, which was a cool time because he was exposing all of us BMX kids to some fun stuff… introducing us to the staff at Big Brother, having our ads shot by fashion and skate photographers, and hooking us up with free custom-made, shrink-wrapped graphic tee shirts from his line Subfreakie.

Most recently, with his brand Ludwig Van, he’s collaborated with Vans to make an interesting run of shoes that have gone over quite well.

Read a quick interview with Mike at Breaks of 10.

Vans – Messin With Texas Chapter 1

Check out the European Vans crew getting busy in Austin. By “busy” I mean performing rad maneuvers in a rad town.

Ludwig Vans

Last week we got to hang with our old friend Mike Dytri at the Fred Segal party for the introduction of the shoe he designed for Vans. This project is all over the internet but the best way to get the story is via this awesome video by TigerTiger.

Party galleries one and two.

Photogallery: House of Vans

Cult teamed up with Vans to present the first ever BMX night at the House of Vans — a private skate park in Brooklyn, NY. The turnout was amazing and it was so rad to see so many BMXer’s having a blast at the park. Huge thanks to Vans and Cult for putting this together and hopefully there is more great nights like this to come. Keep reading to check out some photos that I shot as well as some amazing black and white pictures from Julien Roubinet! You can also check out some great edits from the session here and here.


BMX Night at House of Vans

Cult teamed up with Vans to present the first BMX night at the House of Vans, a private skatepark in Brooklyn, NY. If you are in the area you should definitely make it out because it’s going to be a rad night! Check the full info after the jump.


Bonner X Shadow X Vans

Click below to check out Ron Bonner and some Vans personnel discussing the Shadow X Vans shoe.


Matthias Dandois/Vans Video

I’ll be the first to admit that my flatland knowledge is incredibly limited, but style, flow, and originality on a BMX bike are instantly apparent in a rider of any discipline. I’m into anything Matthias Dandois puts out, and his new edit for Vans is on point.

Josh and Ty in China

Stoked on this video of Josh Harrington and Ty Morrow in China. There’s a bunch of clips of them riding the new Woodward as well as some fun random stuff of them walking around and exploring. (via TCU)


Vans / Supreme

Supreme + Vans = Dope!

Even though these might be hard to buy and you could technically bleach your Vans yourself, these are still dope.

Available in-store and online on May 27th. Available in Japan on May 29th.

More info HERE.