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(Carlsbad, CA)– August 23, 2016- Reef, the global surf lifestyle leader, continues its humanitarian outreach known as We Heart, an altruistic program to mesh with the travel ethos of Just Passing Through.
 
The program is humanitarian in nature, designed to help those in need where Reef and its global ambassadors travel and surf, from our own coastal communities to those in the developing world. The community support is three-pronged, initiated to promote education, support community development, and preserve the natural environment.
 
This summer, Reef We Heart and Reef Ambassadors Mike Lay, Victoria Vergara, and Anna Ehrgott made a trip to Greece and helped Armando Aid create and fund education programs, build schools and buy materials for Oinofyta Refugee Camp. Through education and routine it may be possible to give a little hope to an entire generation of young Syrian, Afghani and other Middle Eastern children, a future to aim for and dreams to dream. The $10,000 donation from Reef will finish the school building project as well as fund a school for the Ritsona Refugee Camp. Watch the video here.
 
Reef will continue to share We Heart efforts on http://www.reef.com/we-heart.html and engage followers through social media and inspire a #ReefWeHeart conversation with communities all over the world that share in Reef’s vision.

In continuation of the brand’s 50th anniversary Vans capsule, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand launches the “Van Doren Approved” Collection, an assortment of footwear and apparel featuring heritage prints hand picked by Steve Van Doren, son of Vans founder Paul Van Doren. “I had the pleasure of creating this collection and recreating a vintage shot of me buried under the Van Doren Approved collection. Speaking to our heritage, this timeless image is inspired by a photo taken 20 years ago, which similarly brings back lots of great memories of the last 50 years of Vans. This collection honors some unique heritage prints, which date back to the ‘70s and ‘80s when this original photo was shot” recalls Van Doren. The Van Doren Approved assortment includes reissued styles with vintage graphics from the Vans archives.
The collection channels the spirit of Vans’ DIY-beginnings with pattern-clashing and color-contrasting footwear including old school tones and unconventional swatch blocking. Legendary Vans prints such as the iconic checkerboard, the skull pirate and the aloha leaf can be found on silhouettes such as the Sk8-Hi 38 Reissue, Era 95 Reissue, and Slip-On 98 Reissue – in addition to an updated flying Vans logo tee, classic patch trucker hat and the Old Skool backpack.
Originally known as The Van Doren Rubber Company, Vans opened up shop in Southern California on March 16, 1966. First Vans stores offered customers the opportunity to customize and order their shoes on-site. As a result, these vulcanized sneakers elevated creative expression to new levels, a characteristic that lives on in the brand’s DNA to this day.
Shop the 50th Anniversary Edition Van Doren Approved Collection in-stores and online this August at Vans.com.

Episode 7 of #justpassingthrough jumps from reef slabs in Portugal to throaty beach breaks in France, where Mitch Crews and Evan Geiselman join forces with fellow Reef Ambassadors Kai Otton, Mick Fanning and Roby D'Amico. The ensuing hunt for those elusive sandbars has its fair share of unthinkable exits and muscle-bending wipeouts as the boys steer their way through another European tube fest.

„Welcome!“ - jede Sprache der Welt kennt ein Wort dafür. Es kann eine einfache Begrüssung oder eine herzliche Aufforderung sein. Es ist ein starkes Wort, welches eine klare Haltung manifestiert. Aus dieser Haltung entstanden das Bedürfnis und der Wille, im Zusammenhang mit der aktuellen Flüchtlingskrise in Europa, zu helfen.

Backed by the biggest names in skate alongside the most beloved legends in BMX, the Vans Pro Classics collection is enhanced with innovative performance features that provide upgraded cushioning and durability via Vans’ Pro Skate performance technology, featuring supportive ULTRACUSH HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, and DURACAP reinforced underlays in high abrasion areas for premium durability and consistent fit. 

Eine abenteuerliche Geschichte mit Taylor Knox auf Emerald Isle

    Vans Powers Up with a New Nintendo Collection! Vans and Nintendo Team Up for the Ultimate Adventure in Footwear and Apparel   Gamers, it’s time to power up as Vans and Nintendo, the ultimate two-player partnership, unveil an extensive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories celebrating the early days of video games. Vans presents exclusive graphic prints using 8-bit inspired artwork and characters from Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, as well as an assortment inspired by Nintendo’s first console, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Set to release June 3, this coveted collection will be available in adults and children’s sizing, making it ideal for Vans and Nintendo fans of all generations.   The Vans x Nintendo Classic footwear assortment kicks off with four variations of the Authentic silhouette. Travel to the Mushroom Kingdom for the first colorway, the Super Mario Bros. Tie-Dye, which showcases an all-over character print of Mario alongside several “power-ups” and the villainous Goomba over an 8-bit tie-dye pattern. A second color-up features the original damsel in distress, Princess Peach, awaiting rescue from her brave hero. Duck Hunt comes to life atop a digi-camo backdrop featuring the hunting dog and flying duck, and the final execution of the Authentic is an ode to Donkey Kong and incorporates imagery from its first level to present the title character in a unique floral arrangement. Vans’ iconic lace-free silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, appears in the sneaker lineup with graphics and quotes from The Legend of Zelda. A Sidestriped trio of the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Slim for women pay homage to the NES with prints and colors inspired by the console. Lace-up styles are trimmed with special details including Nintendo game logos on the tongue label and NES controller lace caplets. For the greatest feature, kick up your heels to reveal Vans iconic waffle sole printed with ‘Game Over!’   To present a throwback-styled, head-to-toe look, the Vans x Nintendo collaboration extends into apparel and accessory items for men and women. Co-branded tees, backpacks, bags, socks and hats are offered in prints that tie back to the Classic footwear.   Vans invites the newest generation to join in on the fun with sneaker styles sized down to youth and toddler fits. Tiny tykes can get their hands on patterns designed just for kids with characters from Mario Kart and Super Mario Bros. across the Sk8-Hi Zip, Classic Slip-on and Authentic.   The Vans x Nintendo collection is available to all gamers around
the world with the collection available this Friday in the US and at international retailers throughout the month. Travel through the warp zone and visit vans.com/Nintendo to shop or find a store near you. #VansxNintendo  Vans, “Off The Wall” Since ’66 vans.com

  This year has already been one to remember for Vans global team rider Daan Van Der Linden: from landing the front cover of both Thrasher Magazine and Free Skateboard Mag in the same month (out now) to filming for Volcom's Holy Stokes movie. Daan continues his flush with the release of his first signature colourway, available globally from selected skateshops from May 21st.    This special make-up of the Style 112 Pro is made with suede uppers, while the UltraCush HD footbed keeps the foot close to the board, providing the highest level of impact cushioning, and the Vans original waffle outsole allows for a firmer grip. Featuring DURACAP upper reinforcement in high-wear areas for unrivalled durability, the Style 112 Pro also includes Vans vulcanised lite construction to deliver the best in board feel, flex and traction.   Ahead of the launch, Daan offered a little insight into the shoe; “I am really happy with how it turned out, and even more so as I wanted to include suede throughout. One of the areas I looked at in great detail was the extra toe protection, which I wanted to be complimented by great board feel. In the final outcome, I think we’ve accomplished both”!   On Daan’s rise to prominence, Jeroen Sars, founder & owner of 100% Skateshop said,”When I first saw Daan skate he made a big impression. The control and style for a young kid who had been on a skateboard for such a short time was remarkable. Through the years I've seen him grow to become an amazing skateboarder across all terrain, curbs, stairs, rails, transitions, he kills it all and makes it look good at the same time. That's why Daan already is or will soon be your favourite skater to watch. There’s never a dull moment with Daan”! Daan Van Der Linden’s Style 112 Pro colourway is available in Europe from the 21st May & across the US in selected skate shops from 1st June. See more at Vans.com.   Vans, “Off The Wall” Since ’66 vans.com

  True legends never die!
In an unforgettable comeback performance, original Bones Brigade member and certified legend Lance Mountain fueled the ultimate shakeup as he earned his first championship win at the 12th annual Vans Pool Party earlier today. Edging out podium veteran Steve Caballero, who placed in 2nd, and unseating nine-time Pool Party title-holder Chris Miller, who finished in third, Mountain powered through his runs combining his timeless style with an incredible mixed bag of tricks to win the title.   Underlining an epic journey of Combi pool domination, the unstoppable Pedro Barros demonstrated another breathtaking feat of talent, blasting through huge airs in lightning fast runs to win his third Pool Party championship title to date. Rising star and pool ripper Cory Juneau sneaks in second with a game-changing final run, while Bucky Lasek utilized a clean, technical approach to secure third. Finally, closing out the Masters division, Darren Navarette took flight and put together a flawless run in classic Navs style, ousting last year's winner Bruno Passos.   FINAL RESULTS Pros 1st Pedro Barros 2nd Cory Juneau 3rd Bucky Lasek   Legends 1st Lance Mountain 2nd Steve Caballero 3rd Chris Miller   Masters 1st Darren Navarette 2nd Bruno Passos 3rd Jed Fuller   Vans, “Off The Wall” Since ’66 vans.com

Vans is excited to unveil the introductory signature apparel line by pro skateboarder and Vans team rider, Chima Ferguson, available now worldwide. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Chima Ferguson has earned global recognition as one of the most influential professional skateboarders today, combining effortless style with jaw-dropping maneuvers. Chima’s colorful persona shines through in the all-new Vans signature Chima Ferguson collection, offering new apparel staples, stunning summer accessories and two of Vans’ best-selling footwear silhouettes to date.   Vans’ Chima Ferguson signature apparel collection takes cues from his own skateboarding, fusing tailor skate style with high-performance apparel. With a design perspective heavily influenced by athletic sportswear, standout apparel pieces include a mesh soccer polo featuring engineered yarn dye stripes, patch embroidery, and Vans’ Wicked Dry innovation, a moisture-wicking, cooling, and quick-dry technology. Supporting pieces include a pair of walk shorts, a snapback, a French terry pullover, and a tee. The Summer ’16 Chima Ferguson Collection is unified by classic blue tones and signature wolf logo patchwork found across the collection.

Chima Ferguson’s signature apparel collection is supported by two Vans Pro Skate footwear styles, the Chima Pro and Chima Estate Pro. Built on Vans Pro Vulc Lite construction with UltraCush™ Lite sockliners for reduced weight and increased responsiveness, both footwear models also feature Duracap™-reinforced uppers, premium textiles including corduroy and herringbone, and the Vans original waffle outsole for firm, dedicated grip.

The Vans Chima Ferguson Signature Collection is available now worldwide. Shop the collection or visit vans.eu to find the nearest authorized Vans dealer and to learn more about the features built in Chima Ferguson’s signature Vans collection.

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The 2015-2016 El Nino winter was one we'll be talking about for years to come. And no one took full advantage like Shane Dorian. In Episode 4 of our #JustPassingThrough film series, witness some never before seen footage and angles from Shane's exploits around the globe. Whether perfect Cloudbreak or death defying Jaws, Shane's versatility and prowess in any conditions is unmatched. And by earning both the XXL Performance of the Year and XXL Wave of the Year, he has set the bar yet again for what is possible on a wave.

When you live in place that has "Gold" in its name and "Super" in the name of its most notorious wave, you know that you're somewhere special. And while the rest of the globe is traveling from far off places around the world to experience that, there's no place quite like home for Mick Fanning.

Watching Mick toy with the long waves at the Superbank, it is so clear as to why he's got the world titles, event wins and utter domination of various breaks around the world . From Snapper to Greenmount, all the way down the bank to Kirra, witness Mick's casual approach - the subtle weight shifts to burn off speed to the little bunny hops to accelerate back through spinning little tunnels of joy - it's as if Mick knows what the wave is doing before the wave even does.   Watch Episode 3 here

Vans continues its year-long celebration of 50 incredible years of “Off The Wall” heritage and introduces a lookbook that exemplifies the unique styling of one of its Classic footwear models, the Old Skool. For spring 2016, Vans partners with skate team rider Elijah Berle and front woman Clementine Creevy alongside her band Cherry Glazerr, to present an assortment of new color offerings of the Vans Old Skool.  

Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, commemorates 50 years of heritage and progression with the debut of the Vans Pro Classics Anniversary Collection, available worldwide on March 16. The most iconic footwear silhouettes from Vans’ history return to the spotlight, enhanced with innovative performance features that provide upgraded cushioning and durability exclusively designed for skateboarding.   With decades of proven performance evolution supported by an illustrious team of skateboarding icons and future legends of the sport, the
Pro Classics Anniversary Collection is modernized with Vans’ Pro Skate performance technology, featuring supportive ULTRACUSH HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, and DURACAP reinforced underlays in high abrasion areas for premium durability and consistent fit. Embodying a slimmer shape for a closer fit in the heel, arch and forefoot, Vans Pro Classics are engineered to withstand the everyday wear and tear of modern skateboarding.   Anecdoted by its original year of release, each style in the Vans Pro Classics Anniversary Collection pays homage to influential cultural milestones from Vans’ groundbreaking era of 1966-2000. What began as simple renovations in color, fabric and shape bolstered true connections with action sports icons such as original Dogtown Z-boy Stacy Peralta, celebrated surfer Duke Kahanamoku, and Vans’ skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi. Whether it was taking the Hawaiian shirt off Duke’s back to design a custom pair of floral Authentics, or padding the collar in the original Era to create the first “Off The Wall” shoe in skateboarding, Vans has championed reinvention since 1966, paving the way in design progression to meet the critical demands of skateboarding today.   Anchored this spring by model favorites such as the Era Pro, Checkerboard Slip-On Pro, and Authentic Pro, the Vans Pro Classics Anniversary Collection releases worldwide March 16, with forthcoming installments later this year. Visit Vans.com to learn more about the commemorative styles.   #Since66

  In Concrete Waves we aim to show how YOW can redefine the phrase "surfing the streets" by taking it into the dense urban neighborhoods of San Francisco. From there we begin to see how the YOW truck system transforms sidewalks, driveways, and streets into endless waves. On a YOW, you are able to connect long flowy lines and reach the tight pockets you couldn't before. Local skater Quentin Gachot shows us this as he blasts down sidewalks and banks adapting surfing moves and turning his normal routes into shreddable waves.   "Even people who have never surfed before can now replicate surfing and practice it without the need of an ocean. The YOW emulates surfing so you use the same body movements and style while riding it".   Tom Flinchbaugh, Skater, Surfer, YOW Filmer   Quentin's surf style accompanied with the board's liquid like movements, against the backdrop of the city, really shows how YOW can re-create surfing in a concrete jungle.   Enjoy Concrete Waves and go out and create Your Own Wave!  

Am Freitag und Samstag, 29. & 30. April 2016, findet der Lagerverkauf von MB SPORTSWEAR statt. Auch in diesem Jahr, werden eine Vielzahl von preiswerten top Produkten der Marken VANS, REEF, CHAOS, JART und LONG ISLAND angeboten. Es wird eine grosse Auswahl an Schuhen, Sandalen, Freizeitbekleidung, Caps, Accessoires, Skateboards, Longboards und vieles mehr auf Euch warten. Also, Datum in der Agenda fett notieren, denn ein Besuch wird sich bestimmt lohnen! Neue Öffnungszeiten: Freitag, 08:30 -18:30 Uhr / Samstag 10:00 - 15:00 Uhr Adresse: MB Sportswear, Römerstrasse 7, 2555 Brügg (im dritten Stock) Bezahlung: Ausschliesslich gegen Bargeld!
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