Hats off to Belgian berserker @AxelCrusher for scoring the cover of the Greece Lightning special edition @SoloSkateMag. The @Vans_Europe crew signed up for a tour article but killed it so hard they had to have an entire issue all to themselves! Grab a copy in skate shops or at soloskatemag.com (direct link in story). 📸: @DVLPhoto.
To commemorate @GeoffRowley’s lifelong dedication to skateboarding and legacy for pushing what’s possible on a skateboard, we’ve added a statue of him at the site of his iconic grind at the LA Convention Center.
@_PedroDelfino couldn't wait to skate his Duracap reinforced Old Skool Pro Customs he made. Create your own personal colorway today and start skating them in 2-3 weeks at vans.com/customs
Huge congratulations to @CoryJuneau and @Cocona.Hiraki on their first 🥇 wins at the @VansParkSeries Pro Tour in Paris today! Congrats also go out to @Top.Roman and @Mami_Tezuka for both snagging 🥉, and Mami’s fellow @Vans Vanguard @LizzieArmanto for grabbing 🥈. Watch everything that went down today again and again anytime at vansparkseries.com and we’ll see you all September 6th for the World Championships in Salt Lake City!
Get a voyeuristic sneak peek of the new @Vans x Cosanostra Skatepark de Challes with this @AAcostaa photo gallery from the @VansParkSeries Pro Tour practice. Watch all the semifinal action live starting now with @Greyson_Fletcher on @Twitch (twitch.tv/vans), youtube.com/vansparkseries, or facebook.com/vansparkseries
Hit refresh on the Era Pro with @LizzieArmanto’s signature fall-inspired colorway. Lace up a pair and check out Lizzie’s new apparel collection at your nearest skate shop, which you can find with our store locator at vans.com/proclassics (📷: @AAcostaa).
Last Friday we celebrated 20 years of @GeoffRowley on @Vans with a private party and world premiere of “Take It Back,” @Ryan_Lovell’s latest opus starring Geoff, @PedroBarrosSk8, and @RonnieSandoval_NFC. It was a great night looking back on the incredible career of a certified skate legend who’s pushed the boundaries of what’s possible on a board for over two decades and continues to do so. With a showcase of all Rowley’s past pro shoes, free food and drink, a live photo retrospective from @Burnout, and a Rocket From The Crypt live performance it was a hell of a way to celebrate. Slide through the gallery to enjoy the night that was and get ready for the online premiere of #VansTakeItBack on the @ThrasherMag site coming soon. 📷: @CelinaKenyon.
🎂 Happy 16th Birthday to @VansParkSeries gnarler and @ToyMachine’s newest pro @CJCollinsSkate 🎂! After ripping #VansShowdown all week long, CJ is already off to Paris getting ready for this weekend’s Pro Tour stop. Watch CJ and all the VPS Pro Tour action go down live August 10 at vansparkseries.com (📷: @AAcostaa).
The 2019 #VansShowdown is a wrap! Congrats to @Kirby29 and @Fabiana_Delfino for earning 🥇, @CJCollinsSkate for 🥈, and @AxelCrusher and @ShariWhite for 🥉. Thanks to all the brands, fans, and skaters for coming out to #VansUSOpen and killing it all week helping make this one of the best events we’ve ever done! Check our story for highlights or hit vansusopenofsurfing.com for photo recaps and full results. 📷: @AAcostaa.
@ChristianHosoi is all healed up and cleared for blast off! Vibes are high down at the #VansUSOpen, so cruise through all weekend long to tap in to the good times if you’re in the area, or tune in for our live broadcast of the #VansShowdown on Sunday at 2:30 PM PDT at vansusopenofsurfing.com (📷: @ChrisClicksDigital).
Here’s @Top.Roman with a fencing lesson from the new issue of @ThrasherMag. Snag a copy at a skate shop near you for Roman’s interview, then give @WelcomeSkateboards’ latest opus “Seance” another watch for some all terrain terrorizing courtesy of young Pabich and the Welcome gang (link in story). 📷: @Burnout.
Get inspired by @BeatriceDomond’s heritage influenced Custom Era Pros and design your own personalized Pro Classic today at vans.com/customade
@HotelRwanda adds some signature style to @TheTonyAlva1957’s original Era design with his own Era Pro colorway. Lace up a pair at a skate shop near you, and delve into the history of the world’s first shoe ever designed specifically for skateboarding via the link in our story. For more info on the DURACAP and UltraCush upgraded Era Pro or to find a shop near you, visit vans.com/skate
Congratulations to our Brazilian bad asses @PedroBarrosSk8 and @YndiaraAsp on their back to back 🥇 victories at @VansParkSeries in Montreal this past weekend. Check their winning runs here and hit vansparkseries.com for the rebroadcast and full results as we ramp up for the Pro Tour’s next stop in Paris next month.
Take a peek at the new park build for stop 3 of the @VansParkSeries Pro Tour in Montreal with these shots from @JoeKrolick and @Burnout. Everybody’s been lighting the place up for practice and tomorrow’s sure to go off! Tune in at vansparkseries.com for all the live action starting at 9AM PDT.
The sky’s the limit ⛅️ when you create your own pair of DURACAP and UltraCush upgraded Pro Classics like this pair of black and skyway Old Skool Pro Customs. Start building a pair today to match your summertime mood 🌞 at vans.com/customs and tag us for your chance to be featured.
Wishing @GeoffRowley a speedy recovery after a heavy slam rocked his insides last weekend. “Give me a week and we’ll be back out to hit it again.” We don’t doubt it, you’re tough as nails Geoff! The new vid is going to be 🔨🔨🔨!
From the ground ⬆️, build your own Pro Classics just the way you want them like our @VansBmx66 bro @Larry_Edgar did with these gum soles Sk8-Hi Pros. Start creating your own today at vans.com/customs and include #VansCustoms for your chance to be featured.
Brazil you’re the best! Congrats to crowd favorites @PedroBarrosSk8 and @YndiaraAsp for both taking🥇at the @VansParkSeries Pro Tour in São Paulo and to @BrightonZeuner for grabbing 🥉. Huge thanks and much ❤️ to the best crowds in skateboarding for coming out and keeping the energy up all weekend long 🇧🇷! For highlights plus a full replay of contest head to vansparkseries.com. See you all in Montreal on July 13th for stop 3 of the #VansParkSeries Pro Tour! 📷: @AAcostaa.
A very Happy 21st Birthday to @Lil_Tubsy. Cheers Una, here’s to many more years of ripping and being a rad human being! 📷: @MehringsBearings
Classic vulc style with @HotelRwanda’s personal twist. Pick up a pair of Rowan’s signature black and blue croc suede Era Pro colorway at a skate shop near you. Find your closest retailer with our store locator at vans.com/skate
Let your personal style shine with 5 Pro Classic options like @Vans_Europe’s @ShaniBru did with these sick Sk8-Hi Pros. Create your own pair today at vans.com/customs and tag us for your chance to be featured!
Take a walk on the wild side in @HotelRwanda’s black and blue croc suede signature Era Pro colorway. Lace up a pair today at your local skate shop or visit vans.com/skate to see more.
Go business in the front, party in the back when you create your own Pro Customs with all our Pro Classic upgrades like DURACAP and UltraCush. Build your own pair today at vans.com/customs
#TBT to one master lensman capturing another with @R.Barbee 📸’d by @AAcostaa. If you’re in LA hit LEM HQ for the #OutOfTheTrenches photo exhibit going on now with works by Barbee and Acosta along with @MrZZZ, @DaveSwift01, @DevilleNunes, and @WilliamSharpImages. For more details check the flyer in our story.
Style is what sets you apart. Check some #TBT shots of our @Vans Vanguards at the @VansParkSeries Pro Tour kickoff in Shanghai then hit vans.com/vanguards to learn more about what sparks the 🔥 for @BrightonZeuner, @YndiaraAsp, @Mami_Tezuka, and @LizzieArmanto. Catch the Vanguards and all the other heavy hitters back in action at the next VPS Pro Tour stop in São Paulo 🇧🇷 June 22nd! 📷: @AAcostaa.
@WuKeeper puts a pair of Berle Pros to work on a Texas sized snapper in the Lone Start State. Snag a copy of the June ’19 @ThrasherMag to see this ollie in analog, and for less parts with more control, lace up a pair of Berle Pros at your local skate shop of choice. To learn more or find a retailer near you head to vans.com/berle 📷: @Burnout
Get the best in grip, flex, and boardfeel with the Pro Vulc Lite constructed TNT Advanced Prototype. Lace up a new pair at your local skate shop or visit vans.com/trujillo for all the current @Antihero_Wakebladez signature options.
That’s a wrap for the first stop of the 2019 @VansParkSeries Pro Tour! Congratulations to everyone who crushed it in Shanghai! Catch all the highlights and replays at vansparkseries.com (📷: @AAcostaa). 🥇: @Top.Roman & @Sakura_Yosozumi 🥈: @CJCollinsSkate & @KisaNakamuraa 🥉: @LuizFrancisco_Sk8 & @YndiaraAsp
Add some pop to your spring color palette with your own one-of-a-kind Pro Skate Custom creation. Choose from 5 Pro Classic styles and endless color combinations at vans.com/customs
We’re ramping up for @VansParkSeries’ May 18th return and we made some big changes to guarantee that 2019’s VPS Pro Tour will be the best ever! From @TonyHawk on the mic, to a new @ThrasherMag best trick contest for each webcast, to building and leaving 4 permanent legacy parks for the local communities, we’ve got each stop stacked to the brim to keep the revs up to 11 all tour long. Hit vansparkseries.com for the full download on all the new changes and stay pumped for the 18th when we kick off in Shanghai (direct link in story). 📷: @FabienPonsero for @FreeSkateMag