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Vans Rowan Pro Release Date

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Vans Rowan Pro Release Date

 

 

We’ve known at Black Sheep now for a while that (Sir) Rowan Zorilla was due his own first Pro model for Vans. Seriously been hyped for this release date as with our instagram hashtag #BigFansOfHisWork truly rings true in Rowan’s case.

 

When you hear the stories from Jason Dill saying he’s that one dude who he’d love to steal for Fucking Awesome and praise from many a pro skater claiming Rowan as in there top picks you know he’s more than worthy of his name on a Vans Pro Skate shoe. So it don’t take much our end to go with the excuse of gathering as much Rowan footage as we can and compiling in one easy watch space. Scan below for some serious shockingly futuristic skateboarding from the style master Mr Zorilla.

 

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Guess along with the footage below we’ll give you a sneak preview of the mighty new all Pro Skate Shoes designed by Rowan and the Vans Pro team of designers. The features and details are above and beyond on the Rowan Pro including all new Vans “Sick Stick” waffle gum sole and “PopCush” impact protection/comfort insoles. The outer silhouette has hints of the ever popular Vans Half Cab along with the classic side-stripe and padded heal. Rowan’s further detailing includes his Pro signature woven tongue and embossed heel tab. All this along with the Vans classic Pro Skate upgrades including the ever durable ‘Duracap’ under toe extra layer, triple stitched ollie areas and breathable side panels. Be sure to check all available colourways for the Vans Skate Rowan Pro on release date of Saturday 15th February, shoes will be available in our Manchester Skate Store and online via the link below-

 

https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

 

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Anthony Van Engelen – AVE appreciation for the new Vans AVE Pro shoe

Monday, August 26th, 2019

With the release of Anthony Van Engelen‘s latest Vans AVE Pro Skate Shoe it seems a little redundant to not use that as a justified jumping off point for a little appreciation of the man himself.
Fortuitously, but not unsurprisingly, Free Skate Mag, (in association with video archivist and remixer Jan Maarten Sneep AKA @memoryscreen on Instagram) have taken a little of the legwork out of this endeavour via today’s release of an AVE Greatest Hits video which you can see above. Watch that first, then perhaps show your appreciation for the man with the undisputed greatest switch 360 flip in the history of skateboarding by bagging up a pair of his latest Vans Pro Skate kicks here.
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With the above said, it’s probably a good point to insert some of the classic AVE parts that the above Memory Screen ‘Best Of’ clip has cannibalized, if for no other reason than to be entirely clear about just how fucking awesome (pun intended) this Californian maniac is.
As we’re on a Vans tip, there seems to be no better place to start than the Raw Files edit of his recent(ish) Vans Propeller section, containing the raw visuals of his epic section and including everything from alley oop back smiths in Californian ditches to gap out to boardslides on kinked rails in Belper, Derbyshire.
If you haven’t already watched this one you’re slipping, hard.

 

 

 

 

Following up from the Propeller Raw Files, we’ve got AVE’s Alien Workshop‘s swansong section (before he left with fellow AWS alumni Jason Dill to form FA and Hockey Skateboards) which is absolutely banging and contains yet more evidence as regards his crown as the king of the switch tres, along with a brace of switch and fakie handrail majesty, a Danny Way cameo and further exploration around the ‘Over the Top‘ handrail genre first invented by Sean Sheffey (last trick in his Mouse part here for the nerds). If you don’t like this, you’re dead to us. 3.22 in for the switch tres of dreams!

 

 


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Next up is another timeless classic from the vaults of the pre-Internet Internet with the theme tune that anyone over the age of 30 has etched into their memory – namely the 411 Video Magazine Alien Workshop Industry Section. For those of you too young to appreciate the impact that 411VM had on the global skate scene, or of the implication of the phrase ‘Industry Section‘ as far as skateboarding culture is concerned – hit the hyper links in this here sentence for a brief overview. Then go download the the track ‘The Boxcar‘ by Sol for the ultimate skate earworm. Mr Dibbs and peak Alien – fuck yes!
(By the way – if you’re wondering what the intro song for this 411 banger is – worry not – it’s called ‘Little Ethnic Song‘ and it’s by Dinosaur Jr – it also features as the intro for Alien Workshop’s first video release, the epoch-forming Memory Screen – hence the Dutch dude’s Instagram handle – watch Memory Screen in full here and brainwash yourselves.

 

 

 

 

Obviously there are way too many AVE parts to post for the space we have here, so let’s end it on a under-appreciated classic, again from his time on the Sovereign Sect, alongside team mates Jason Dill, Dylan Rieder, Jake Johnson, Omar Salazar, Kevin Terpening, Grant Taylor, Mikey Taylor and Gilbert Crockett. It’s hard to top this one – the ender section from the 2012 Transworld Skateboarding’s ‘Cinematographer’ video, filmed and edited by Benny Magliano who is now in charge of Hockey Skateboards output.

 

 

 

I’ve purposely not included AVE’s DC part here since most of the best stuff from that section is included in the Memory Screen remix at the very top but, if you’ve never seen it – go watch AVE destroy Barcelona here.
Oh yeah, it also has the best switch manual switch tres out that a human will ever perform too.

That was enjoyable – now go bask in switch front crooks glory and push three times faster at every obstacle than is necessary.

Still thirsty for more AVE? Go check this pre FA Anthony Van Engelen interview here, and this Greg Hunt piece for further back stories here.


Vans x Anti Hero Skateboards Collaboration Release

Friday, March 8th, 2019

 

 

Vans x Anti Hero Skateboards Collaboration Release

 

 

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Like we need any excuse to talk about Vans x Anti Hero! To say we’re stoked on this collaboration release is an understatement. Get the low down on this full release then scan your cursor downwards and hit play. Like we say, any excuse for some Anti Hero appreciation with a shed load of classic footage.

 

This collaboration pack includes the Vans TNT Advanced Prototype, Vans Slip On Pro, Old Skool Pro and the ever illusive Vans Sk8 Mid Pro’s. The full collaboration capsule is due in any-day now. Keep an eye on our Black Sheep Store Instagram for up to minute updates.

 

 

With signature models from the legendary collaboration riders Tony Trujillo, Chris Pfhanner, John Cardiel and Jeff Grosso. Plus insole artwork by the absolute ruler Todd Francis

 

Take note of the Vans Pro range and the differences with make up and insoles. The TNT Advanced Prototype and Grosso Sk8-Mid Pro’s both utilising Vans UltraCush Lite 3D footbed insoles (*editors note- these are ridicuously comfy with real arch support in a vulcanised shoe.) The John Cardiel Old Skool Pro and Chris Pfhanner Slip On Pro are both equipped with Duracap (dual layer reinforcement under toe piece suede) reinforced rubber underlays for durability plus the ever popular UltraCush HD sockliners for cushioning and impact protection.

 

All the Vans x Anti Hero Footwear range comes complete with the Todd Francis artwork insoles along with woven embroidered Anti Hero tab label. Seriously can’t choose between the styles of this collaboration pack but the welcome return of the Vans Sk8 Mid from Jeff Grosso is sure to be a straight up classic go to skate shoe.

 

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Also you’ll be able to purchase the banging apparel pack to coincide with this Vans x Anti Hero release.

 

The Vans x Antihero apparel collection comes correct as you’d expect. Clean simple graphics on short and long sleeve tees, a fleece pullover hooded sweatshirt and a trucker hat. Make sure you check the detailing on the staple work-wear inspired yarn dye shadow plaid flannel shirt. Regular straight fit with Todd Francis artwork pigeon embroidery to lower hem plus custom label package details.

 

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Now remind yourselves why Anti Hero Skateboards is one of the most well respected brands out there. Good reason why skate footwear rulers Vans continue to seek out these collaborations with only the best. “All Hail” Vans x Anti Hero.

 

 

The classic Antihero “Fucktards” video. Originally release back in 1997.

 

 

 

 

The one when Cardiel goes nuts! Or is that even nuttier than before. John Cardiel worship is highly encouraged!

 

 

 

 

This was the one you just couldn’t find on video. Maybe your mate had a copy of a copy held together with celloptape and the prongs snapped out so you couldn’t record over it. Timeless skateboarding Antihero “Two Songs” from the year 2002.

 

 

 

 

Tony Trujillo aka TNT = Vans x Anti Hero lifer!

 

 

 

 

Big poppa Chris Pfanner for the Vans “Propeller” video.

 

 

 

 

Okay so it’s not classic Grosso footage from the late 80’s but his ‘Love letters to Skateboarding’ episodes are just to entertaining to not mention.

 

 

 

 

Shop Vans x Anti Hero here – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

 

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Vans Skate Berle Pro – UK Release

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Vans Skate Berle Pro – UK Release

 

Now we’ve been #BigFansOfHisWork for a while (see our Black Sheep Store instagram for hashtag reference) so to see the Vans Skate Berle Pro come to fruition is extremely welcomed. 

 

Elijah Berle’s Vans history dates back to 2012. In this year Berle’s all out attack gained him number one spot at Tampa AM along with Transworld, Skateboarder and The Skateboard Mag covers. Plus topping the boom year out with TSM’s ‘Year Best AM’ award. Since the initial onslaught Berle established himself firmly on the ever dope Chocolate Skateboards team. Then proceeding to knock out one hell of a memorable part for ‘Pretty Sweet.’ 

 

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Moving on from Berle’s first introduction to the skate scene, his much anticipated debut Vans part “No Other Way” did not disappoint. Initially gaining coverage through the Vans Skate Instagram and social media platforms the below Thrasher Magazine “Raw Files” shows what a serious powerhouse Elijah Berle has become.

 

 

Following on from Elijah’s long term sponsorship with Chocolate Skateboards he departed ways for the new kids on the block. Welcoming Berle with open arms Jason Dill and Vans riders Anthony Van Engelen invited the style master to join the elite Fucking Awesome Skateboards team. Known for the diverse mix of riders with an emphasise on raw skateboarding Elijah became the perfect fit with a much deserved pro model following soon after. All this whilst working towards his next Vans Skate part in the form of the highly regarded “Propeller” video. Tirelessly filmed and edited by Greg Hunt this section cemented Elijah’s professional status. Featuring a heavy mix of transition skateboarding and true veteran style street skating this became to go to video part for all round pre-skate hype.

 

Enjoy the “Propeller Raw Files” below courtesy again of Thrasher Magazine.

 


So with the short background above of Elijah Berle and his ever so sweet history with Vans Skate Shoes. It’s no wonder after the unquestionable ridiculous footage from the past few years Vans have done the right thing and let Elijah design his own Pro skate shoes from the ground up.

 

Utilising the newly produced Vans “Wafflecup” along with input from Elijah all the way. The new Vans Skate Berle Pro silhouette is designed with the mantra “Less Is More.” To explain this further the idea behind a skate shoe with no foot-bed inserts is purely to achieve the all important board feel. To make this happen without compromising the impact protection and day to day comfort Vans Pro Skate have incorperated the much loved “Wafflecup” construction along with the comfort enhancing LUXliners. Without getting to technical on the makeup of Berle’s first ever Vans Pro shoes it basically fits like a (foot?) glove and protects as a Cupsole does.

 

Also as standard from all Vans Pro Skate, Berle’s shoe features the Vans Duracap under layer upper reinforcement along with the longer lasting Vans Original Waffle sole compound.

 

The global release date (including the UK) for the Vans Berle Pro is set for Saturday February 9th 2019. Vans always come correct with delivery of product and we’re 100% guaranteed of receiving all available colour-ways for release day.

 

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In the interim take a good hard luck above at the Vans Skate Berle Pro skate shoes and expect some heavy release footage/photos and general hype from the Vans Skate Instagram

 

 

As you’d expect Elijah’s been running the samples for a little while and put out teaser pictures of what’s to come from his debut Vans Pro Skate Shoe. Give the style master himself a follow for all things Berle, Vans and FA Entertainment related.

 

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Come release date you can shop Vans Pro Skate here- https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

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Vans Chima Pro 2 commercial – available 10th February

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

 

Vans Chima Pro 2 commercial 

 

 

 

Vans have released a little commercial for the Chima Pro 2 featuring various Vans riders putting the shoe to the test in ‘disguise’ as the man himself. Click here to clue yourself up with our full rundown Chima’s second pro model which is available online midnight this Friday 9th February and in-store Saturday from 10.00 am.

 

Shop for Vans, including Chima’s new apparel collection, at: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

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Vans Chima Pro 2 releasing 10/2/18

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Vans Chima Pro 2 releasing 10th February 2018. Here’s your first look and full rundown of the shoe!

 

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Purveyor of quality canvas footwear, outstanding switch heel flips and Sydney’s finest, Chima Ferguson, is a firm shop favourite and we’re delighted to have another signature shoe from the man himself returning to the store.

 

The Vans Chima Pro 2 is a continuation of Chima’s masochistic love affair with lightweight canvas skate shoes. It would be natural to assume that someone with such a fondness for throwing themselves down stairs and handrails would opt for a bulkier pro model however it seems Chima’s superhuman feet are able to withstand all the impact in the world. Due to this, his second pro model packs all the shock absorbing tech into the insole and allows for a stripped back and simple aesthetic which takes cues from the timeless Vans Authentic.

 

The Vans Chima Pro 2 is the first shoe equipped with Vans Ultracush Lite 3D sockliner, a three layer insole which combines soft and hard layers of polyurethane which makes this shoe just as suitable for cruising around your favourite plaza or tanning around a mini ramp as it is for going big.

 

Another first for Vans is implemented with the Chima Pro 2 through higher wrapped vulcanised sole which overlaps the canvas to create a subtle toe-cap improving the shoe’s lifespan without adding an obnoxious frontal bumper to an otherwise understated silhouette.

 

The shoe’s upper is also backed with Vans Duracap which is perfect for canvas iterations to balance the best of both lightweight construction and and durability as seen with the Drizzle/Black/White colourway you can see above.

 

Minimal padding in the tongue and collar, complimented by a leather lining, allows for a comfortable fit whilst retaining a slim silhouette, and as with all of Vans Pro range, the upper sits on top of a beloved Waffle sole for unparalleled grip and boardfeel with an extra vulcanised heel counter included for further support. Finally, the Vans Chima Pro 2 is topped off with decorative leather accents for the classic Vans side stripe, heel piece alongside on the tongue which features Chima’s Vans insignia.

 

The Vans Chima Pro 2 is available from February 10th in-store and online at: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

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Shop Vans Chima Pro 2 – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

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Also expect a full new edit with Vans Pro Skate team Chima Ferguson and friends but for now enjoy some classic Vans ‘Propeller’ raw files from 2015.

 

 

 

 


Vans Park Series Malmo 2017

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

 

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So the casual question was put out to us at the Black Sheep Family, “Do you fancy going to the Vans Park Series in Malmo Sweden this year…?” so of course it took all of a split second to respond and the next thing we know flight reservations where emailed followed by a loose schedule for our time in sunny Sweden (*please note we got very, very lucky with the Swedish weather as normally it’s pretty much like Manchester just with colder winters!)

 

The dates where set for the 2017 Vans Park Series in Malmo Sweden and the next thing you know we where coming into land via Copenhagen with a short trip over the infamous Øresund Bridge (go watch the Swedish TV series ‘The Bridge’ if you haven’t already!) For those planning a skate mission to Sweden via the U.K you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know your literally 20 minutes train journey away from the airport to some of Malmo’s finest street spots and ridiculously amazing concrete skate parks.  So of course the first port of call stepping of the train we headed straight down to the Vans park located in Kroksback which is slightly out of the main city center of Malmo. The first sight of the park seriously leaves you questioning yourself, we’ve all seen footage/photos/instagram from the park but to see it in the flesh gives you a whole lot more admiration for any skater stepping up to ride the luscious concrete waves it has to offer.

 

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Of course it was like the who’s who from the skateboard world looking around the deck with skaters literally from all over the World in attendance. And of course Black Sheep Family lifer Andy Scott is now currently classed as a local with his recent move East so it was an added treat to catch up with old ‘In a minute Mr Scott!’

 

The first day down at Hyllie Kroksback skate-park was a little teaser on how this competition may go over the following two days,  you could see a load of the Pro’s and Am’s just getting used to the place but slowly finding the groove as runs got longer and more technical in the process. Again I was still blown away of how gnarly the park is especially after rushing in for a quick roll around and quickly becoming out of my depth whilst hurtling towards the deep end bowled out section. So it was back to the shade with some powerful coffee to warn off the days early start, then sit back and relax to watch the European’s first day qualifiers that soon escalated from the moments before mellow session!

 

Time was ticking and the first day skate was over with the talk of the town being a free Corona beer party down the local Street Lab skate shop in central Malmo where the good crew was due to celebrate their shop extension in the shape of a new Vans store in store. Rad to see the Lovenskate guys in attendance doing some one off board printing collaborating both the Vans logo and the locally recognized Street Lab branding.  Massive thanks to the crew in store for the warm welcome and even use of the WiFi to do the obligatory FaceTime call home.

 

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Second day came round quick sharp after our first luxury night in the hotel (not trying to show off but we’re just not used to such surroundings!) and it was the five minute skate in the baking sunshine down towards the epic park and another eye opener walking in to see Ishod Wair casually destroying every piece of transition in his path. Seats where taken and it was time to sit back and watch the days silly skating unfold with some serious names now in attendance including Raven Tershey, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Alex Sorgente (last years overall Vans Park Series winner) plus many more global rippers.

 

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After the initial day of qualifiers and general mental skating it was looking good for the following day semi’s and then monstrous finals on what was to be another scorching day of sunshine. You probably caught the live screening from the last day but go remind yourselves below with some official Vans Park Series footage capturing all the highlights from all of the above!

 

 

 

Filmed By:
Rye Beres
Dan Stolling
Tim Fulton

Edited by:
Dan Stolling
Massive thanks to all at Vans Europe and the Vans Park Series for one monumental memorable event! Also special thanks to Nick Grove and Becky Bowler for being the finest of hostess’s.

 

See full finals results below-

 

Shop all the latest Vans Pro Skate footwear here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

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Vans Park Series Malmo Sweden results-

 

1. Alex Sorgente
2. Tom Schaar
3. Karl Berglind
4. Cory Juneau
5. Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
6. Roman Pabich
7. Pedro Barros
8. Ben Hatchell

 

 

Vans Park Series European Continental winners-

 

Men’s- Rune Glifberg (DEN)
Women’s- Amelia Brodka (POL)

 

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Also check out Sidewalk Magazine for full event coverage with filming from Ben Powell and photography by Chris Johnson

 

 

 

 

 


FREE Propeller DVD with Vans Pro Purchase!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015


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There’s that old saying in life that nothing comes for free, but in some circumstances things do come for free! Thanks to the good people at Vans you have the chance to get your free Propeller DVD, their first full length skate video that’s taken the skateboarding world by storm – Propeller!  It’s not just the plain old plastic DVD case either, as these copies are the hardback version which is made up of a sick Propeller photo book with over 70 pages of exclusive photos from the making of the video, loads of quotes and small write ups on the pics and there is even a rad introduction piece from Steve Van Doren. As for the DVD  it includes the film itself, over an hours worth of bonus raw files footage and behind the scenes footage of the soundtrack ”Now” from Ray Barbee and John Herndon.

 

How do you get your hands on one of these free Propeller DVD I here you ask?!? Well, all you have to do is purchase any full price pair of Vans shoes from the pro skate range either online or in store! You might have to be quick though as stock is limited!

 

 

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