Vans: Geoff Rowley Pro

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[ROWLEY] PRO

In 1966, Paul Van Doren had a vision in Southern California that grew over the years to inspire youth culture the world over, including one young boy growing up skateboarding in Liverpool, England. In 1999, Geoff Rowley, by then a young professional skateboarder, tapped deeply into his passion for Vans to design his first signature professional skateboarding shoe for the company. As a result, whole new generation of skateboarders around the world were introduced to Vans’ unique heritage. Find out what all the fuss is about with the release of the [ROWLEY] PRO this Spring as Vans Pro Skate honors the shoe that would go on to revolutionize skate footwear and influence virtually every significant skate shoe that followed.

Available in: burgundy/white, black/black/white, mid-grey/white, dark blue

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Plastic Skateboards: Reborn

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A primer on plastic boards

Stereo Skateboards, the stalwart brand founded in the early 1990s by Chris Pastras and Jason Lee, has proved to be one of the most artful at riding the plastic skateboard’s resurgent popularity and, as it did in the ’90s, playing a taste-making role.

Sweet without being cloying, Stereo’s online ad campaigns have effectively communicated the appeal of its vinyl plastic cruisers and captured the bohemian mood of urbane nostalgia that the brand has been perfecting since its inception in the early 1990s. It’s hard not to be charmed by the sight of Stereo pro Clint Peterson in the video entitled “California Dreamin'” pushing through East Los Angeles, or Chris Pastras in “Leisure in New York” pushing through Brooklyn to a used book store where he buys another retro item: a book.

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