It takes an “Off The Wall” mindset and a lot of confidence to pull off the tricks that make Dan Lacey one of the most respected riders in BMX, but it also takes the proper support. The Dan Lacey Slip-On BMX is equipped with Vans trusted Wafflecup™ BMX construction to deliver maximum support, with a focus on increased pedalfeel and durability. A best-in-class PopCush™ drop-in footbed snaps back and won’t pack, offering a full heel cradle and increased arch support. DURACAP™ provides reinforced underlays in high-wear areas to prolong the life of the shoe.
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to partner with one of the most established street riders in BMX, Dan Lacey, on the Slip-On BMX, influenced by his unrelenting, all-or-nothing approach and his lifelong experiences calling the UK home.
Residing in Hastings, UK, Dan has a distinguished and refined style that is both heavy and progressive, honed from growing up immersed in a strong BMX scene and a commitment to perfection—all of which makes his execution of the biggest tricks look effortless. For Dan’s take on the Slip-On BMX, Vans designed a shoe that matches his riding, with next level pedalfeel, support and durability. Style is everything when it comes to Dan’s approach, which is reflected in a muted color palette and an elevated two-tone suede upper with meaningful detailing.
Dan’s signature Slip-On features a timeless design in asphalt and pewter, with a crown emblem
It’s been a decade since Vans and CULT linked up for the first time, and in celebration of all the clips, collaborations, road trips, riding, sneakers and shirts since then, the two have come together for a sixth collection that’s dubbed “Never Fade” and centered around new takes on the Old Skool BMX and Slip-On BMX, both equipped with Vans’ Wafflecup BMX construction. The Old Skool BMX supplies a monochromatic upper constructed of sturdy black suede and embellished with a special branded tongue tag. The Slip-On BMX features tonal, patterned CULT iconography and a two-tone build that uses both black suede and light canvas. Text graphics appear on the midsole of the Old Skool BMX and the insoles of the Slip-On BMX, the latter of which also repurposes the aforementioned CULT pattern for even more detail. Both round their look off with debossed CULT branding on the heel.
Designed for wet, cold and frosty weather - the new etnies winterized collection that launches today features insulated and water-resistant uppers, outsole treads to keep feet warm and dry plus the best available rubbers to provide plenty of traction in icy conditions. The Winterized Collection includes these four flawless and fully-functional styles – the Jameson HTW (Jeremy Jones), Sultan SCW, Jefferson MTW and the Foreland.
From the cold city streets to exploring in the mountains, the etnies Winterized Collection is ready for rain, sleet or snow anywhere and upgrades the brand’s skate-influenced and casual styles to provide the
Vans BMX is proud to unveil its latest three-part film series, Live Fast, highlighting Vans team riders Corey Walsh, Trey Jones, Jason Watts, Dennis Enarson and Gary Young, as well as Kris Fox and Matt Cordova from Fast and Loose BMX. The film takes its cues from life on the road, visiting a slew of backyard pools and bowls frequented by skaters, but seldomly seen in BMX clips.
Vans BMX partnered with renowned filmer and editor Chris Gregson to capture the free spirit of the tightknit crew in this latest compilation as they search out the best bowls, backyard pools and rideable terrain while visiting legendary spots like Ohio’s Skatopia. Live Fast marks some of the first times BMXers were granted access to film in these locations.
“I think the BMX community will be shocked by all the spots they got to ride, but skaters will be able to
The Union Cycliste Internationale is pleased to announce that is has awarded the prestigious UCI Bike City label to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), which becomes the first city in the Middle East and Asia to receive the distinction. This brings to 20 the number of cities and regions worldwide that have been awarded this label for their commitment to hosting international cycling events, promoting the sport across the community, and developing cycling infrastructure and programmes that support the UCI’s cycling for all strategy.
Last night Felix Prangenberg won both the Street Rider of the Year and Reader’s Choice at the NORA Cup Awards. After going virtual in 2020, the 2021 NORA Cup Awards was a live in-person event held in conjunction with Florideah Swampfest in Wildwood, Florida.
“Felix Prangenberg put in the work and owned the internet in 2021. From X Games Golds, numerous video parts and constantly laying it down with banger after banger this was Felix’s year,” said John Povah, etnies bike team manager.
Built by skateboarding since 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today etnies’ vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre Andre Senizergues, is to remain the leading skateboard footwear company committed to creating innovative products that
Vans BMX is proud to announce the newest member of the Global BMX family, Corey Walsh. A critical part of the Vans Canada team since 2015, Corey’s unmatched pool and bowl riding has captured the attention of the BMX community the world over. Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Corey’s teenage years were spent as an Olympic hopeful for the Canadian Cycling team, before he graced his first US contest in 2014, making a name for himself by winning the Gauntlet of Death event—an obstacle course where the first rider to make it through wins. As a result, he landed a spot on the Cult team that same weekend, and shortly thereafter, was welcomed onto the Vans Canada team.
“Riding for the Vans Family has always been a dream. Crazy to think where riding a small bike can take
A few years back, we hung out in Kareem's world to take a look at the history of BMX video games. While we managed to learn a lot about the genre and its various hits, it did highlight the fact that there are lots of potential ideas that haven't been explored just yet.
BMX RPG Sports games often include some sort of stat building system, with some also including their own stories. But there hasn't been a BMX game yet that lets you build up your own rider from humble origins to winning events. There's a lot that can be done with the concept, as it would combine lots of popular features seen in other games: an open world, RPG stats, customisation, and potentially even online play.
It would build upon some of the ideas seen in Ubisoft's Riders Republic, with lots more character customisation and a focus solely on BMX.
Puzzle games The mobile gaming scene is full of BMX themed games, but most of them play quite similarly. There's potential for smaller puzzle-based titles that incorporate the BMX theme, without trying to directly emulate actual races. For example, you could have a game where you must get a rider from one point to another using a variety of random tiles. These tiles could feature certain tracks pieces and obstacles, requiring you to place them in a certain way — think classic puzzle game Pipe Mania, but with a BMX twist.
Arcade games Arcade cabinets often feature unique layouts, from different joystick configurations to bespoke controls not seen on other machines. A BMX arcade game using a similar control system to classic title Hang-On would be a blast, letting you ride a physical bike to control your in-game rider. Having a moving bike as the main controller would add to the immersion, with modern arcade hardware allowing for realistic graphics. This is something that probably wouldn't happen anywhere other than Japan due to declining worldwide arcades, though it would absolutely be worth it.
Fantasy themed Instead of just going after realism, a BMX game that leans more toward fantasy themes would be great. Developer Foam Sword's Knights and Bikes combined regular bike riding with an RPG adventure, so the concept isn't too far fetched. Instead of riding around regular tracks, you could speed through sinister mountains or enchanted forests — you know, something to give things some extra flair. This would also allow for more stylised visuals, including a variety of cosmetics that you wouldn't see regular BMX riders use.
VR titles A strong second option after an arcade title would be VR. Considering the applications of VR, it's surprising that there hasn't been a video game using this type of hardware yet. Sony recently revealed the most popular VR titles for its gaming systems, showing that there's still space for sports titles.
It wouldn't be overly hard to bring over BMX to a VR game, whether it was racing or stunt based. Motion controls could be used to emulate riding the bike, and areas could be based on real life locations.
Video Slots If you’re not familiar with what differentiates a “video slot” from a classic slot game, a Gala Spins write-up on casino game varieties does a nice job of explaining the matter. Essentially, video slots build on the classic slot format with 3D graphics and unique features. BMX has been represented via standard online slots in the past, but a modern online video slot would allow for even better graphics and potential gimmicks. As with VR, it's surprising that this hasn't really been done before, despite how comprehensive the industry is in covering other themes and subjects.
Today etnies is very proud to launch their second collaboration with British based clothing brand, and BMX powerhouse – Doomed. etnies pro BMX rider Jordan Godwin and artist Paul Robinson founded the brand on Doomsday, back in the late teens of the 21st century. When these two aren’t pushing the limits of technical street riding to the next level, they’re constantly developing their own beautifully apocalyptic Doomed clothing and accessory collections.
etnies worked intimately with these Doom-mongers again to produce two super-stylish black vulcanized shoes that are stealthy, durable and sublime – The Jameson Vulc x Doomed, and the brand-new Kayson x Doomed.
Bob Haro, the godfather of BMX Freestyle has started a new bag company. The legend who shaped the Haro BMX brand in the early '80-s has a new venture going: "I'm proud to introduce to you my new line of sports, leisure and travel bags under the Performance Branding moniker. Over the years, I have designed various products for leading brands which included bags, and I wanted to get back in the mix with this new collection."