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FIENDS TURN SNEAKERS INTO
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WAFFLEHEADS:
A SUBCULTURE OF SHOE FIENDS TURN SNEAKERS INTO A PLATFORM FOR CREATIVITY
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POWER OF GIRLS SKATEBOARDING IN INDIA

In India, girls have always played by society's rules. But Atita Verghese Have a new vision for girls. Here, she teams up with professional skateboarder Lizzie Armanto to show local girls how skateboarding can be more than just a sport-it can teach them to be whatever choose whatever, and do whatever feels true to them.

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OLIVIA BEE TAKES A VISION WALK

For Olivia Bee, photography was a way to narrate the world around her. Watch as she takes a group of photographers on a Vision Walk in their own city-to share how a story of the same scene can be translated into many unique perspectives.

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A PARK FOR THE PROS BRINGS SKATEBOARDING TO KIDS IN MALMO, SWEDEN

The Kroksback Skatepark was originally built in Malmo, Sweden for the Vans Park Series Wonld Championship final in 2016. Once the event was over the skatepark was left behind for the city to enjoy and what has developed since is more than we expected.

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OFF THE WALL ZINE

Art has always helped bring the world closer together. Watch zine legend Andy Jenkins collaborate with our Vans family artists, from Korea to Brazil and all the way around the globe again, to create the first-ever issue of the "OFF THE WALL" Zine.

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SUN TIANGE – MUSICIAN

Musician and Vans store manager Tiange Sun is pursuing his dream of joining Vans' big family, showing his creative self-expression via Vans' music platform. This is OFF THE WALL.

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MISCHIEF - BRAND DIRECTORS

Mischief directors Jiyoon and Jieun, a leading street fashion brand in Korea, say via this video “Do not be afraid of failure and just take the risk if you really want to.” THIS IS OFF THE WALL.

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CYRES - VANS SKATER

Vans pro skater Cyres Wang stays true to skateboarding for more than 10 years, providing him with diverse life opportunities. Even at 60 years old, he will still push on the streets. This is OFF THE WALL.

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HYUNJUN KOO - VANS SKATER

Vans skater Hyunjun has a very unique style and character, saying via this video “It doesn’t matter if you’re different from the others. What matters is to find what you truly want to do.” THIS IS OFF THE WALL.

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CHRIS PFANNER & CYRES WANG CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING

When he's not airing huge gaps and bombing freakishly huge stairs, Chris Pfanner airs the world one plane ride at a time. Here he teams up with Cyres Wang, one of the pioneers of Chinese skate culture, to get their hands dirty and make it happen on the streets of China.

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THE GUDAUSKAS BROTHERS PASS ON THE STOKE

Pat, Dane, and Tanner Gudasukas-aka the G-Boys have brought good family vibes to surf culture since stepping onto their first waves in San Clemente, CA. Here, they remind us of their mission: sharing the best feeling in the world with as many people as possible.

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VANS ALEX KNOST ON ARTISTIC CREATION IN SURFING AND MUSIC

Surfer, musician, and artist, Alex Knost is constantly experimenting and pushing boundaries without concern for what others think. Approaching creation, whether on a board or an instrument, is a vehicle for personal expression.

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KYLE WALKER TAKES THE ONLY WAY HE KNOWS

Kyle Walker closes out the ever-climbing rollercoaster of mind-blowing stoke that is the Vans skate video "NO OTHER WAY" in emphatic fashion. Leaving no doubt as to why he is Thrasher Magazine's 2016 Skater of the Year. Enjoy the madness...

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NATHAN FLETCHER ON NEVER LOSING TOUNCH WITH WHY HE STARTED SURFING

Nathan Fletcher is a surf icon who, if you asked him, would most likely dismiss that and tell you he just loves surfing.

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LIZZIE ARMANTO DOESN'T FIT THE NORM, AND THAT'S OK WITH HER

Lizzie Armanto is simply a great skateboarder. There's no denying that she has been a driving force breaking down barriers, smashing stereotypes, and showing that skate-boarding isn't just a male form of creative expression maybe that's because ignoring labels and going against the norm is second nature to her.

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TONY ALVA & ELIJAH BERLE AND THE ART OF SELF EXPRESSION

Tony Alva is the original. Elijah Berle is the modern heir of the Z-Boys legacy, moving skateboarding into the future while honoring its past. Skating an empty backyard pool they connect on a level which transcends the 30- year gap in their ages, reminding us that skateboarding, at its core, is a way to express yourself.

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ELIJAH BERLE & TONY ALVA DOING IT THEIR OWN WAY

Elijah Berle and Tony Alva skate the legendary Bronson Canyon ditch, which has been part of skateboarding's history since the early days of taking surf maneuvers to the concrete. Here they both approach it in their own way forgetting the rules, and doing whatever feels right.

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