REST IN PEACE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY ADAMS (DOGTOWN VENICE Z-BOYZ) RIP! PHOTO BY GLEN FRIEDMAN.

REST IN PEACE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY ADAMS (DOGTOWN VENICE Z-BOYZ) RIP! PHOTO BY GLEN FRIEDMAN.

Rest In Peace to Jay Adams who was born on this day, February 3rd 1961. He would have turned 59 years old today. Glen Friedman posted this classic photo he took of Jay Adams on his Instagram account and had some words to say:

JAY ADAMS would have been 59 years old today if he was still around.

1976, kick-turning on vertical, hand on the wall! RADICAL! The only way he knew how to be. This photograph from my first roll of color slide film, same roll my first ever published photograph came from, Jay was 15 years old, i was 14…

When you swipe left you see the last time i made a photo with Jay, i think it was 2011 at the VENICE skatepark. The following year we would both be inducted into The SkateBoarding Hall of Fame, he told me he was stoked we were going in the same year, along with Peggy Oki and some other friends
— Glen Friedman

Respect to all the OG Venice Dogtown Z-Boyz and Suicidal locals.

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📸🛹🙏 @glenefriedman – “JAY ADAMS would have been 59 years old today if he was still around. . . 1976, kick-turning on vertical, hand on the wall! RADICAL! The only way he knew how to be. This photograph from my first roll of color slide film, same roll my first ever published photograph came from, Jay was 15 years old, i was 14. . . When you swipe left you see the last time i made a photo with Jay, i think it was 2011 at the VENICE skatepark. The following year we would both be inducted into The SkateBoarding Hall of Fame, he told me he was stoked we were going in the same year, along with Peggy Oki and some other friends 🙏🏽 . . #jayAdams #Skateboarding #inspiration #integrity #Zephyr #DogTown #OG #Venice #SantaMonica #PoolSkating #OriginalSeed #BadAss #Radical #Gnarly #Missed #FuckYouHero”

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Kick Ass The Movie – Era x Vans

Kick Ass The Movie - Era x Vans

Here’s a look at the Kick-Ass x Vans Movie collabo sneakers. This new yellow and green canvas colorway of the classic Vans Era is inspired by the costume of the main character in the new Kick-Ass movie (based on the Marvel Icon comic book). Kick-Ass stars McLovin from Superbad and that one dude from Ghost Rider and Valley Girl. *plug* *plug*

Vans hooked us up with a pair of these and we are clearly not immune to bribery.

Also, for some reason Chris from TSS is completely obsessed with this movie. More pics after the crump…

UPDATE
So it looks like Vans only made 100 Pairs of these and they will not be available in stores. So, no. You can’t have them. Stop asking.


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R. Crumb x Vans – Modern America Chukka

R. Crumb x Vans - Modern America Chukka

Last but not least, here is our final look at the upcoming R. Crumb x Vans collaboration with the world famous skateboarding / show company. The Modern America Chukka features the Crumb Modern America design and logo on white suede with black trim. Laces come in black and white. More pics despues de el salto SA…


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R. Crumb x Vans Vault Authentic One Piece LX

R. Crumb x Vans Vault Authentic One Piece LX - Detail

Another part of the ongoing Vans / Robert Crumb collabo, check the new R. Crumb x Vans Vault Authentic One Piece LX, available in a turquoise / light blue suede pattern featuring the Keep On Truckin’ dude. Part of the Fall/Winter 2009/2010 line, you can snag these online at Colette. More pics after the bump…


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R. Crumb x Vans Shirt Collection

R. Crumb x Vans - Mr. Natural T-Shirt - All Cotton Natural Yellow

A follow up on our earlier post about the R. Crumb collection from Vans. Two t-shirts have been released as a part of this collabo. One is the classic Mr. Natural design on natural cotton. The second is Crumb’s iconic Keep On Truckin’ graphic on a light blue T. More pics after the break…


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R. Crumb x Vans Mr. Natural & Fritz The Cat Sneaker Pack

R. Crumb x Vans - Mr. Natural Deconstructed Sk8 Hi, Fritz The Cat Slip-Ons

Vans has teamed up with legendary counter culture artist / misogynist Robert Crumb to produce a limited line of Tees and Sneakers. Here is our first look at the sneakers which include takes on R. Crumb’s classic characters Mr. Natural and Fritz The Cat. More Pics after the jump…


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Vans Era x Parra

Skate Shoes - Vans Era x Dutch Skate Artist Parra

Check out these new Vans Era shoes by Dutch skate artist Parra. He is also the mastermind behind the Rockwell brand. We’re pretty big fans of his work and these shoes are no exception. More pics after the break


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KCDC x Neckface x Vans Chukka Low – Ltd. Edition

Check out these Vans that just came out as part of the official KCDC / Vans / Neckface collabo. For those of you that don’t know, KCDC is a local skateshop / clothing store / occasional party space here in Brooklyn. These are totally different than the previous Neckface / Vans that dropped last year.

The shoes are a suede and canvas chukka low, with a 4-color design by Neck Face and the KCDC logo stiched onto the heel. These bad boys are limited to 100 pairs, but we heard rumors there’s only like 85 up for sale.

You can only score these shoes at KCDC. For an extra 10 bucks they’ll throw in a matching KCDC t-shirt.

Via KCDC


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