The 2021 Vans “The Circle” video contest is LIVE! DIG have released all 19 videos from BMX shops all around the world who are competing for €20,000! Up top is the Action Wheels video, and the other 18 videos can be found below. After you watch them, you can vote for your favorite video RIGHT HERE! Get on it because there’s a ton of amazing videos to enjoy!
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
Scotty Cranmer‘s story is nothing short of absolutely incredible from his riding to the work he’s put in getting his life back after the crash that completely turned his whole life upside down! Despite everything, Scotty keeps putting in the work, pushing forward! Vans dropped this amazing new video telling Scotty’s story that you know is an absolute MUST SEE. Get on that play button!
“Vans BMX presents Whirlwind, a look inside team rider Scotty Cranmer’s inspirational story, nearly five years after he endured a life-changing accident. Whirlwind chronicles Scotty’s astronomical rise to notoriety, which gripped the BMX world’s attention, and his positive “anything is possible” mindset that has kept him moving forward against all odds, even in the face of an accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
1. Nick and the Bruisers – The Warrior
2. Lens Mozer – Sometimes
3. The House on Monterey – Alexandria
4. The House on Monterey – Cinnamon
5. Yeah Yeah, Sure Sure – Feel Alive
6. WALKER – Candlelight Skin
7. High Tropics – Wait For You
8. TEAM* – Am I Alive
9. Yeah Yeah, Sure Sure – Otherside
10. Yeah Yeah, Sure Sure – Derailed
11. The Dandelion War – Bloom
12. Christoffer Franzen – Young Mountain
13. Christoffer Franzen – Walk
14. Lufthansia – All Things Fade
15. Lufthansia – AWOL
16. Scott Ruth – Are You There” – Vans
Vans have released the new Scotty Cranmer signature colorway! Scotty went with the SK8-Hi Pro BMX and stuck with his classic all black look, but decided to add some Thyme to the mix to give it a little color on the eyelets, tags and sole. The shoes are LIMITED EDITION and will likely sell out super fast like they did last time.
You can pick the shoes up direct from the VANS WEBSITE for $90 now in sizes 3.5 up to 13! Get a look at more photos, full details on the shoes and a video from Scotty about the shoes below!
Whenever Matthias Dandois has a fresh video to check out, you know you’re going to be in for a treat. Here’s a look at his latest for Vans packed with dialed flatland riding for your viewing pleasure from sun up to sun down! Get on that play button!
“Vans’ man of many talents, Matthias Dandois has been working on this one with Alex Valentino and it turned out so good. Seamless links, effortless flow and ground breaking flatland tricks. Sit back and enjoy fresh footage from the Frenchman.
Filmed and edited by Alex Valentino” – DIG
Vans have teamed up with Steve Crandall‘s non-profit RADshare to help get kids on bikes with the proper gear, along with a place to ride their bikes! Here’s a look at what went down at an event earlier this spring showing what RADshare is about, along with a look at some of the kids who have benefitted from the program so far. This is awesome to see, so get on that play button and take a look at the good that is happening!
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to present the Vans x RADShare Project, a short video highlighting Vans’ ongoing partnership with the Richmond, Virginia-based nonprofit to uplift local underserved communities and empower more kids to ride BMX. Timed around Go BMX Day this July 20, 2021, the Vans x RADShare Project was designed to drive participation.
Earlier this year, Vans team riders Trey Jones, Perris Benegas and Marshall “The Major” Gehrke spent time at Richmond’s Gillies Creek Park, where RADShare was founded in 2019 by BMX community leader Steve Crandall. RADShare’s mission since inception is to create a safe, accessible BMX culture through developing shared spaces, educational workshops, gear donations and advocating to close the opportunity gap. Vans teamed up with RADShare to support this effort, providing one-on-one experiences for local kids to ride with BMX pros and get dialed in with new footwear, as well as helmets and bikes.
“Having fun and getting people stoked, for me, has always been the essence of BMX and the communities I’ve been a part of,” said Steve Crandall, RADShare founder. Bringing that level of fun and accessibility to a younger generation of riders is what Crandall and RADShare thrives on.
Through Vans, that vision has been strengthened by ongoing event, athlete and product support. This year, donations of new Vans footwear stoked out local kids at the Vans x RADShare ride day. Coming full circle, the first recipient of RADShare’s BMX bike donation program was able to nominate his friend to also receive a new bike, as well as a new helmet and Vans.
“Sitting on the roll in of the pump track and looking around at the faces, it was easy to measure the success of this collaboration,” Crandall said. “Together, we are building a more inclusive and supportive BMX community.” – Vans