Vans Classic x Star Wars – Official Commercial! (Video)

Via Vans:

“To introduce the special edition Vans x Star Wars collection (shoes and apparel) launching June 2014, we went to the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA to film a skate contest set in 1980. After legendary skateboarder Christian Hosoi finishes his run, a rookie wookiee (played by another legend — Steve Caballero) rips the bowl and receives mixed scores from the judges. Tony Alva, Jeff Grosso and Vans surf team riders Leila Hurst and Alex Knost can be seen cheering in the crowd alongside Stormtroopers, Jawas and Chewbacca.”

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Vans, the original action sports brand, and leading streetwear purveyor and skateshop DQM announced today plans for expansion of The Vans DQM General to Boston, Mass. with a new shop located at 174 Newbury Street in Boston’s renowned Back Bay shopping district. The General, Vans’ first retail foray in Manhattan, has been widely successful since its 2011 opening. To further grow The General brand, Vans and DQM will introduce a new retail destination to the “Rodeo Drive of the East.” Newbury Street, home to an eclectic mix of independent shops and high-end fashion boutiques, welcomes millions of tourists and locals each year, creating a unique opportunity to introduce two of the most prolific names in contemporary streetwear to Boston.

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Vans – New Vans Releases (OTWS Top Picks!)

Here’s a few new items from Vans that caught our eye, and perhaps you feel the same as well.  Just a few random pieces, and shoes that we think you’d enjoy.  Don’t forget that each item is available for purchase by clicking on the picture.  Support OTWS and what we do, by purchasing from us!

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OTWS’ personal picks for last minute Christmas gifts!


Being that we’re an official Vans affiliate, that means that we are lucky enough to be able to make a little money back off of our site, by providing links to Vans products.  Your purchases help support me, and the time and effort I put into this awesome site, and forum, and overall community!  Every little bit helps, and hey, we’re all Vans fanatics, and you were probably going to purchase these items eventually, so why not do it through us?!  I’m listing a few popular items that your friends and family may want, but any purchases on the Vans webstore will still give us points!  Get those last minute gifts in!  Don’t forget that there’s free FedEx shipping right now, and Vans is giving a $15 e-gift card for all purchases of $49 or more!

Click on each pic for the link to purchase, and here’s a Vans Holiday Gift Guide for you all to browse.

Vans California – Birds Authentic CA – Blue or Green

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Support #OTWS and purchase through our new Vans affiliate Ads!

Vans has approved us to join their network of affiliates, which means I can start recouping some money back from doing all of this hard work for you all!  All you gotta do is make your purchase through our links, just like you’ve been doing with the Amazon links.  Oh, and by the way, any Vans product being sold through Amazon, is not approved by them, and is not coming from their authorized accounts.  So don’t support that gray market!  Only support Vans, and every skateshop and sneaker boutique that officially sells Vans product!

A lot of people have been asking me about these Bulgarian Camo Era Pro’s and where to purchase them.  Why not grab one of the dopest Pro releases of the Summer, and help support us?!  We’d greatly appreciate the help!

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Vintage Vans BMX Ad – 13 (via ClassicKicks)

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted up one of the many vintage classic Vans ads I came across over on ClassicKicks.  If you want to see all of the prior posts, then just search “Vintage Vans BMX Ad” up in the top right corner, and it will list all of the past posts!  Enjoy!

New Technology: Vans Waffle Cup Soles

Leave it up to Vans to engineer skateboarding’s very first vulcanized cupsole.  A new breakthrough for skating, as every skater wants the board feel that a standard Vans vulcanized sole gives, but they also don’t want to shred their pair in about a week.  They also want comfort, and let’s face it, Vans aren’t your grandpa’s fancy walking shoes, and a removable sockliner can only help so much.  Vans thought they had that figured out in the 80s, by switching to a cupsole design.  While they tackled the wear issues, and comfort, they inherently lost that crucial board feel with their skate shoes.  Well, after years of skaters having to just deal with tossing out fairly new pairs of Vans vulcanized shoes, they can proudly say that they’ve come up with a happy medium, and I think this is going to be a great thing.  They’ve come up with a new design that combines the new age cupsoles, with a vulcanized outer rubber, that gets attached to the shoe in the same old fashion that Vans has always done it, by baking it.  You know what? Just watch the damn video already!  It’s pretty entertaining!

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Merry BMXmas! – Vintage Vans Ads (via @pillowHeat aka theothersideofthepillow)

Vintage Vans BMX Ad – 12 (via ClassicKicks)

Vintage Vans BMX Ad – 11 (via ClassicKicks)