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Vans Park Series Invite List 2019

by The Editors on April 30, 2019

Wonder who will be skating in the 2019 Vans Park Series? Wonder no more because here’s the invite list:

Alex Sorgente, CJ Collins, Cory Juneau, Jagger Eaton, Patrick Ryan, Pedro Barros, Roman Pabich, Tom Schaar. . . Brighton Zeuner, Jordan Barratt, Kisa Nakamura, Kokona Hiraki, Nicole Hause, Poppy Starr Olsen, Yndiara Asp.

Not a bad lineup, huh? For a complete list of wildcards and challengers, please follow the jump.

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2019 Vans Pool Party Live May 4

by The Editors on April 25, 2019

The 15th Annual Vans Pool Party is aninvite-only bash, but you can watch the worlds best bowl skaters destroy the Vans Combi Bowl on Saturday May 4, 2019 live online.

Vans looks forward to commemorating 15 years of iconic skateboarding, as the 2019 Vans Pool Party makes its historic return to the legendary Vans Combi Bowl on Saturday, May 4 in Orange, CA. Highly regarded as the premier bowl competition that pioneered the style and evolution of modern vertical skateboarding today, the Vans Pool Party showcases the undisputed Legends of the sport, alongside the world’s leading Pros and Masters to celebrate the pure creativity and athleticism that has emerged from the Combi Bowl’s legacy. 

Watch it live beginning at 4 PM PT at vans.com/poolpartyFor additional details, follow the jump.

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Vans Steps In To Surf Boots

by The Editors on April 10, 2019

These new Vans surf boots take some style nods from the classic Vans Old Skools and put them out on the water. Good idea they waited until after April Fools Day to kick this off, right?

Grounded by the ubiquitous Vans Sidestripe and iconic checkerboard detailing, the Surf Boot Mid and Surf Boot Hi are designed 100% with performance and function in mind, emphasizing feature benefits such as grip, skin-tight fit and climate versatility. Everything Vans knows about skateboarding, like Vans’ original waffle grip and boardfeel, has been reimagined in a surf bootie design to elevate your surfing in all conditions. Vans’ surf booties are so grippy, you’ll want to wear them all the time, even in warm water! Every inch and stitch have been crafted for comfort and performance—Off The Wall and into the water.

They even threw in a pair of fly-less surf trunks to boot. The booties and trunks drop on Saturday, April 13, 2019. For all the official details and a closer look at the boots (don’t call them booties), please follow the jump.

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Vans Park Series 2019 Schedule

by The Editors on January 23, 2019

The Vans Park Series (our favorite skateboarding web show) has announced their 2019 Pro Tour schedule. This year the Vans Park Series will touch down in five major countries.

“Our mission to inspire youth and grow skateboarding participation around the world by promoting skateboarding’s unique and creative culture remains our number one goal,” said Bobby Gascon, global director of action sports, Vans. “With Vans Park Series now in its fourth consecutive year, we are dedicated to growing the foundation for park terrain skateboarding competition and cultivating an elite class of professional athletes who are deserving of international recognition.”

Even better news: The VPS World Champs will begin Salt Lake City, Utah on September 7, 2019. Stateside for the first time. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Vans’ Snowboarding Together Forever

by The Editors on January 10, 2019

It’s always interesting to see what the brands think the kids want to see. Here is Vans’ latest short form snowboarding promo titled Together Forever.

Coming off the heels of Vans’ first full-length film LANDLINE., film director Tanner Pendleton returns this season with a short-length project featuring Vans snow team riders Jake Kuzyk, Arthur Longo, Sam Taxwood, Danimals, Pat Moore, Cole Navin, Hana Beaman, Darrell Mathes, Dillon Ojo and more. Filmed primarily on Kodak 16mm film on location in Japan, France, Russia and Finland, Together Forever follows a group of individuals-turned-family as they travel the world and do what they love most.

Apparently that’s skateboarding, snowboarding, and a little hugging. Enjoy.

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Vans Suing Primark Over Old Schools

by The Editors on January 4, 2019

What makes a copyrightable stripe? Looks like Vans and Primark are going to find out as the footwear giant sues Primark over what it considers “identical knockoffs” according to story on Cosmopolitan.com.

A lawsuit alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising was filed in New York last month. . . The two designs in dispute are the Vans Old Skool sneaker, featuring the iconic side stripe, and the Vans Sk8-Hi sneaker, a lace-up high top also with the classic stripe. The court documents state that Primark’s use of a side stripe on its trainers is confusing to the consumer. . . “The Side Stripe Trademark’s prominent placement and often-contrasted colour make Vans’ shoes immediately recognisable to consumers even at far-off distances,” say the documents.

When you compare this to all the skate brands that have boosted Vans designs over the years, it looks pretty mudane, but they have to protect their IP.

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Vans Hi-Standard 2019 Series Dates

by The Editors on December 20, 2018

Today Vans announced the official 2019 world tour dates for The Vans Hi-Standard Series, Vans’ annual international snowboard event.

For the first time in the series history, the all-ages snowboard event will land in Moscow, Russia, along with stops across China, South Korea, Canada and the US. Challenging snowboarders to showcase creative expression in a fun open-jam format, the Hi-Standard Series competitors are judged solely on their individual style, with no inverts or spins over 720 allowed. One male and one female from each stop will be crowned the regional MVP, earning an all-expenses paid trip to the series’ grand finale for an opportunity to ride with the Vans snow team and the chance to battle for the 2019 Vans Hi-Standard Series MVP series title.

For all the dates, locations and the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.

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Vans Signs Michael February To Global Team

by The Editors on November 30, 2018

Vans just signed South African pro surfer Michael February to their global footwear and apparel team.

Recently featured in Vans’ surf film Can’t Steal Our Vibe alongside fellow teammates the Gudauskas brothers, February has been a driving force in Vans’ philanthropic initiative to inspire at-risk youth in South Africa through surfing. In partnership with Waves for Change, February helped to collect over 750 surfboards for local South Africa townships, helping kids heal through surfing.

For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.
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Zeuner, Sorgente: Vans Park Series Champs

by The Editors on October 27, 2018

The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour closed out a ripper of a year in Suzhou, China with Brighton Zeuner and Alex Sorgente both taking their second championship titles.

Zeuner stunned the crowds with her effortless style, landing her signature backside 360 in every run and topping it off with a kickflip indy, one of the few flip tricks of the women’s event. . . It was an extemely close call in the Men’s final round, seeing Brazil favorite Pedro Barros and USA’s Alex Sorgente challenge each other’s scores until the bitter end, when Sorgente laid down a crowd pleasing, trick-heavy run to yield the highest score of the day.

For the official report and complete results, please follow the jump.

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Vans Park Series Finals In Shanghai

by The Editors on October 4, 2018

The Vans Park Series will wrap things up for the 2018 season in Shanghai, China October 27 and crown two new VPS park terrain champions.

Saluting an incredible international tour across five continents to showcase the world’s best park terrain skateboarders, the 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Finals culminates in yet another historic year in skateboarding’s progression onto the world stage. The confirmed field of competitors has been revealed today on vansparkseries.com including defending champions Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Nora Vasconcellos, leading Tour Challengers Tristan Rennie and Sakura Yosozumi, and select VPS Continental Champions from Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Europe and Australia.

For the official word from Vans including all the continental champions and current standings, please follow the jump.

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