The highlight of Blackbook Gallery‘s Deathstar Blues show that ran in Denver last month are these AT-ATs constructed completely of reclaimed skateboards by artist Derek Keenan. The show’s concept was led by artist Axel Greittman‘s vision of a Death Metal-inspired Star Wars universe, although the exhibit additionally served as a first-look appearance for Vans and Santa Cruz [...]


Well timed with the onset of summer, Vans once again reinvents a classic: the time-honored SK8-hi. Under their higher-end California Collection series, this season’s SK8-hi Zip comes in three versions. Styled with a zipper up the back with a red suede pull-tab and tongue lace loop, the SK8-hi Zip Cali is crafted in premium pebble grain leather with a [...]


18 Dec
LIAS compiles the best for your feet of the past year

Well it’s that time of year again when we recap what we think were the best footwear offerings of 2013 — be they boots, slippers, high-tops, low-tops, sandals, whatever (OK, clearly no sandals). Like many of y’all out there, we have a soft spot in our decrepit hearts for sneakers, and shoes of all sorts, [...]


Three fashion heavyweights unite in this collaboration between New York skate/streetwear giants Supreme, Japan’s Comme des Garcons and iconic Cali footwear stalwarts Vans. Supreme and Comme des Garcons Shirt have been collaborating on several items as of late, and this footwear version — also using the pixelated camouflage x polkadot CdG material — is applied [...]


While some can mistake the “Fuck It” philosophy of life as ambivalence, a Generation Me statement of raging apathy, it is anything but. To say “Fuck It”, and accept life’s various vicissitudes is actually a very ancient, Zen-like approach to existence and its many gifts. Clearly, HUF understands this. That’s why besides their Trucker and [...]


2 Nov
Timeless cover art by Derek Riggs gets the sneaker treatment

Arguably the best Iron Maiden album ever (and they’ve made a lot), and their first with Bruce Dickinson, The Number of the Beast celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. To mark the occasion the British heavy metal band is collaborating with Vans on their fifth set of sneakers together, and their first since 2008. As [...]


16 Oct
Skateboards, trophies, jackets, tees & even handmade scooters

When Powell Peralta first developed the urethane wheel they called it “Bones” because its tint resembled that of a human bone. The skateboard label/crew simultaneously catalyzed the development of skating culture en masse alongside their smoother-riding wheel with their highly influential proto-skate film The Search For Animal Chin (which has now been made available for FREE [...]


You may not know this kids, but there was a time when Metallica was actually a good band. What am I saying, they were an amazing band — as in, life transforming. No seriously, for real. This may be difficult for you to believe, especially anyone younger than 30 who only knows Metallica as those [...]

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