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Vans x National Geographic Era

Vans x National Geographic Era

Part of Vans’ recently-released National Geographic collection, these classic canvas sneakers feature bold and colorful imagery from the magazine’s storied photographic covers, celebrating the publication’s 130+ years in business. Naturally, they feature Vans’ trademark waffle outsoles for grip and style.

Vans SK8-HI MTE 2.0 DX Rainbow

Vans SK8-HI MTE 2.0 DX Rainbow

Vans’ all-weather high-tops look great in this ’90s inspired multicolor design. They feature water-resistant leather and suede uppers, along with a heat retention and moisture management layer, and a cushioned, molded sockliner. Their lug soles provide plentiful traction on slippery surfaces too.

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The Eggvan

The Eggvan

Petrolicious introduces us to filmmaker and racing enthusiast Niki Byrne, whose car of choice is a 1991 Toyota Previa van, known in some circles as the “Eggvan.” Built during a time when wacky ideas could actually make it into production, this quirky little van has a mid-mounted, supercharged engine, and rear-wheel drive.

Cargo Van Home/Office

Cargo Van Home/Office

Zach Both was looking for a way to pursue his dreams of traveling the country and developing his filmmaking career, so he set out to make the ultimate live/work mobile office – a fantastic vehicle which started out as a simple white panel van. Learn to DIY with The Vanual.

Wee Man’s Van

Wee Man’s Van

(PG-13: Language) Best known for his role on Jackass, skateboarder Jason “Wee Man” Acuña is living the dream. But his version doesn’t involve mansions and fast cars. Instead, he’s decided to strip away all that superficial stuff, and now lives happily in his custom Mercedes Sprinter van.

VW Camper Van Cooler

VW Camper Van Cooler

Keep your drinks on ice in the coolest cooler we’ve seen in a while. This 33″ long replica of the classic Volkswagen camper van has rubber wheels and a handle so you can pull it around. It’s expensive, it’s still way cheaper than the real thing – and needs fewer oil changes.

Vans x David Bowie

Vans x David Bowie

Vans adorned four of its classic sneakers with loud designs based on David Bowie’s albums. The Sk8-Hi and Old Skool receive the Aladdin Sane treatment, the Slip-On 47 V DX gets a furry Hunky Dory design, and the Era receives a dotted Space Oddity look. Drops 4/5/19.

Vans ComfyCush Era

Vans ComfyCush Era

Vans refreshes its timeless Era silhouette with ComfyCush, an airy foam and rubber sole that makes the shoe significantly lighter and more comfortable than its regular counterpart. It also has a one-piece interior and added arch support for more comfort.

Vans Blur Check Authentic

Vans Blur Check Authentic

Don’t worry, your screen is fine. Vanscollaboration with END. Clothing turned its classic checkerboard graphic into a dizzying swirl. This general release, on the other hand, fools the eyes into a false sense of motion with its blurred heel and toe patterns.

END. x Vans Vertigo

END. x Vans Vertigo

END. Clothing’s upcoming exclusive Vans collaboration twists the classic checkerboard pattern into an “optical-whirl.” The pattern will be available on the OG Slip-On and the OG Old Skool. Both shoes are made of jacquard, canvas and leather. Drops 12/8/18.

Vans x NASA Space Voyager

Vans x NASA Space Voyager

Vans and NASA commemorate the space agency’s 60 years of exploration with the Space Voyager collection. Largely inspired by space suits, the collection features shoes, jackets, a hoodie, t-shirts and bags adorned with NASA’s logo and patches. Drops 11/2/18.

Vans Van Gogh Collection

Vans Van Gogh Collection

Vans collaborated with the Vincent Van Gogh Museum to create a collection of shoes and apparel featuring the late artist’s paintings. The proceeds from the collection will go to the museum to continue preserving Van Gogh’s legacy. Drops 8/03/18.

Vans Quilted Slip-On Lite

Vans Quilted Slip-On Lite

From skateboarding to slacking off. Vans put a cozy twist to its classic Slip-On silhouette with this quilted variant. It’s more comfortable, more flexible and lightweight than the original, and features UltraCush Lite sockliners for added comfort.

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How Vans Shoes Are Made

How Vans Shoes Are Made

Insider takes us through one of Vans‘ factories to show how their sneakers are made. While many of their processes have been modernized, the way they make their world-famous vulcanized rubber waffle outsole remains mostly the same since the 1960s.

Vans Made for the Makers Shoes

Vans Made for the Makers Shoes

Vans‘ Made for the Makers collection features extra durable and comfortable versions of its bestselling silhouettes. They have stain- and dust-repellent all-black canvas and suede uppers, cushioned sockliners, padded collars, and extra thick lugged outsoles.

Vans Velvet Slip-On

Vans Velvet Slip-On

Vans’ bestselling skate shoes get a classy Christmas twist. Part of Vans’ Velvet Pack, the Velvet Slip-On has uppers made of crushed velvet, paired with an all-black midsole and outsole. Available in green, red or black.

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE

The Vans SK8-Hi MTE is a winter-ready variant of the classic silhouette. It has a water-resistant leather upper, an insulating lining and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and the outsole. They also flipped the outsole’s pattern for more traction.

Toyota Tj Cruiser Concept

Toyota Tj Cruiser Concept

Judge not the Tj Cruiser by its cover. Except for the driver’s seat, all of the 4×4 van’s seats can be folded down completely flat. The seat backs are covered with scratch-resistant material and have lots of tie-down points, making it one of the most versatile vehicle interiors we’ve seen.

Winnebago Revel 4×4 RV

Winnebago Revel 4×4 RV

Based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, the Revel is kitted out with solar-power, and a living space with a lift bed, bathroom, and kitchen. It has a 3-liter turbodiesel engine, on-demand 4WD with traction control, and optional performance wheels and all-terrain tires.

GoCamp Camper Van Rental

GoCamp Camper Van Rental

GoCamp was founded by a club of Volkswagen Eurovan and Vanagon owners in Portland, Oregon. Reserve one of their camper vans on their site, get the van from its owner and off you go. They’ll even fill your ride with basic necessities, except for food.

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Vans Old Skool & SK8-Hi Laceless

Vans Old Skool & SK8-Hi Laceless

We wouldn’t recommend skateboarding on these, but the laceless versions of Vans‘ bestselling silhouettes make for great walking shoes. Both the Old Skool and the SK8-Hi have a large elastic strap, leather upper, padded collar and the comfy Ultracush insole.

The RickMobile

The RickMobile

He’s coming to your town, he’ll help you get rickety-rickety-wrecked, son! Adult Swim tries to one-up the Wienermobile with their own unique vehicle. Clearly, on this timeline, Rick is a van, and he’s selling Rick and Morty-branded merch out of the back of it.

Vans x Rollicking 2017

Vans x Rollicking 2017

Vans Japan and Rollicking ride out the last wave of the sukajan craze with one more pair of slip-ons adorned with souvenir jacket-style embroidery. This release is in black and white and combines the tiger and dragon motifs from the 2016 releases.

Nissan NV CARGO X Van

Nissan NV CARGO X Van

The love child of an NV 2500 HD van and a Titan XD truck, this off-road beast has a Cummins 5.0L V8 turbodiesel engine, 4WD, 37-inch General Grabber X3 tires, a high-travel front suspension, a 10,000lb winch, LED off-road lights, and still carries 234 cu. ft. of cargo.

Thrasher x Vans: No Other Way

Thrasher x Vans: No Other Way

(PG-13: Language) Watch 2016 Thrasher Magazine Skateboarder of the Year Kyle Walker and rising star Elijah Berle pull off one mindblowing line after another. These guys have titanium ankles and adamantium balls.

Minivan Off-Roading

Minivan Off-Roading

About the last vehicle we’d think of taking off road is a minivan, but that didn’t stop these guys from taking a late ’80s four-wheel drive Toyota TownAce van out on the treacherous Hells Revenge 4×4 trail in Moab, Utah – and they did it with remarkable success.

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