Filmed and edited by Rafael Black
Vans recently gave Courage Adams the well deserved bump on up from the Europe team to the Global team, and it looks like they aren’t wasting any time getting the party started. They’ve just release Courage’s first signature colorway on the Slip-On BMX shoe and it looks awesome! As many of you know, Courage is originally from Africa before moving to Spain as a kid, and he has had some unique artwork paying tribute to that on his other signature products from Flybikes. They rolled that aesthetic into the shoe with a unique leather that has an elephant skin texture, along with his Elephant logo in a clear rubber sole! The shoe is the Slip-On BMX model with the special waffle sole that is designed specifically for BMX pedals, giving you plenty of grip and a longer wear life.
You can pick up the Courage Adams Slip-On BMX colorway for $75 from the Vans Webstore in sizes 3.5 up through 13 now, or through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Vans worldwide as well! Check out full details and more photos below!
The other week Vans announced that Courage Adams had been given the bump up from the Vans Europe team to the Vans Global team, and it looks like they’re wasting no time getting the promotion rolling! Here’s a short but very sweet promo featuring Courage dropping a few bombs with a brief look at the shoes! These are expected to drop October 1st, so as soon as they are available we will make sure to let everyone know! Until then, hit play and let your jaw drop!
“What a way to debut your first edition shoe! The @CourageAdams Slip-On BMX. Featuring premium black leather uppers embossed with elephant skin texture and Courage’s signature Elephant Scale logo showing through transparent rubber outsoles. Available Friday, October 1. See the shoe at vans.com/droplist
Video: Alexandre Valentino @Alex1V”
Here’s some sponsor news for you! Vans have given Courage Adams the bump from their Europe Pro team to their Global Pro team! Here’s a short but sweet video to bring the news… We can only imagine what this bump up will mean! We are hoping he will finally be able to get over to the U.S! It also sounds like he has his first signature shoe colorway coming, so keep your eye out for that!
“Vans BMX is proud to welcome Nigerian-born, Spain-resident and long-standing Vans Europe Family member, Courage Adams, to the global BMX family. Gifted with infinite balance and bike control, Courage is recognized globally as the master of manuals and has become one of the best at what he does. Welcome to the family, Courage!
Filming: Rafael Alvarez
Edit: Dan Foley
Photography: Miguel Espejo
Dan Foley” – Vans
Simple Session has kicked off over in Tallinn! Here’s a video Freedom BMX put together from the qualifier giving us a look at the top 3 runs that Courage Adams, Felix Prangenberg and Alex Donnachie threw down! Expect to see plenty more bangers this weekend!
“Here are you’re top 3 BMX Street qualifiers for tomorrow’s finals @simplesession2021. Make sure to check out the livestream of the contest on freedombmx.de starting at 17:30 hrs CET.
1st place: Courage Adams
2nd place: Felix Prangenberg
3rd place: Alex Donnachie
Kamera: Keno Röller-Siedenburg” – Freedom BMX
Simple Session is going off over in Tallinn, Estonia this weekend! Although it’s not going to be as big as the past events due to COVID, they brought in a bunch of heavy hitters for the contest! The practice sessions have started going down, and things are heating up fast! Check out two videos giving you a look at all the highlights from the first practice thanks to Freedom BMX and DIG!
“Practice went pretty hard. Watch Felix Prangenberg, Courage Adams, Broc Raiford, Joe Jarvis and the rest of the dudes throw down at Põhjala Factory in Tallinn, Estonia.
Video: The Medialist
2. Kamera: Keno Röller-Siedenburg” – Freedom BMX
If there’s one rider we’ve always wanted to see an X Games Real BMX video part from, it’s Courage Adams. Anyone who has watched one of his videos or follows him on Instagram knows he has the most unreal bike control and balance, creating mind melting lines. 2021 is the year, and he’s teamed up with his go to filmer Rafa Alvarez A.K.A Rafael Black who always delivers behind the lens. Check out just what they cooked up for you over in Spain!
“Watch Courage Adams and filmer/editor Rafa Alvarez’ entry into Real BMX 2021, the all-video BMX street contest brought to you by ESPN’s World of X Games. Vote at http://www.XGames.com/RealBMX, and check back during X Games 2021 to find out who won.
Music: “Surface Impact” by Eaters”
The X Games Real BMX 2021 video parts are set to drop next week! Here’s a short but sweet teaser for who all has parts this year, and it’s safe to say this is going to be another banger of a video contest. Get ready!
“X Games Real BMX 2021 videos drop on July 5. Invited athletes include Courage Adams, Chad Kerley, Julian Molina, Felix Prangenberg, Broc Raiford and Jake Seeley, all debuting new 90-second edits of footage.” – X Games