If Spring 2011 is all about layers and combinations of bright colors, then Fall 2011 is shaping up to be all about layers and combinations of strong textures. Python, velvet, fur, tweed, wool, sequins, leather – the more materials you can pile on to an outfit, the better, and Dries Van Noten...

You end up with a super-rad collection of shoes, as evidenced by Vans' most recent Custom Culture Collection. The collection is one piece of a project that aims to inspire creativity and raise funds for arts in high schools. Students get to design their own Vans, with a chance to win $50,000...

Filtering down to the last few, fellow sneaker aficionados, arts and craft enthusiasts, and supporters will now have the opportunity to cast their votes on VANS Custom Culture Contest. A design competition in support of high school art and creativity across the U.S., the contest will provides...

Five teams from five high schools—Long Island, New York; Honolulu, Hawaii; Goleta, California; Louisville, Kentucky; and Tacoma, Washington—showcased their customized Vans shoes at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The shoes were judged by celebs like actress Hayden Panettiere,...

Fall 2011 Collection we take a closer look at the Era Wingtip CA 'Wool Pack'. Three colorways of the low top sneaker come with mixed leather/wool uppers, featuring the iconic wingtip detail, making them a little more sophisticated. We really like the contrasting light beige/grey wool...

an all-over print inspired by the geography of New Mexico; a Classic Slip-On that pays tribute to tattoo culture with ink and skin artwork; Sk8-Hi channeling the spirit of rock music with a guitar graphic across the upper; and a 106 Vulcanized that gives the nod to surf lifestyle with beach...

From the Vans Vault Fall 2011 Collection we presented earlier the new Taka Hayashi range. Here is now a preview of the Vintage Pack, which consists of the Mid Skool '77 LX and the Era 46 LX. Both sneakers come in two premium leather colorways and will be released September 2011 at select...

Checkout Vans OffTheWall.TV video below for more details and what happened during last years final event in New York. More from : Vans Custom Culture inspires high school students across the United States to embrace their creativity and draw attention to the importance of art as an integral...

So were you wondering how the Custom Culture department at Vans cut down hundreds of entries into the to 50 schools? Checkout the 3rd Custom Culture Episode 3 below. Or if you'd like to hear how some of the star judges of the contest in the final round got started with their careers as artists...

The Vans Custom Culture Contest has given way for high school students with an outstanding opportunity to win a trip and prize money for their school. The success has allowed the contest to be extended internationally for the first time this year to students in Brazil. As one of the...

 

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