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Vans Custom Culture 2017  |  Finale

We were stoked to have an awesome panel of judges for our Custom Culture competition this year. 3,000 high schools were narrowed down to the top five and it was up to our fabulous judges to make the tough decision at the finale event in LA last night. Vans Surf’s Leila Hurst was joined by Vans Skate’s Lizzie Armanto, fashion blogger Jayne Min, musician Daya, and head of Vans Footwear Design Ryan Pozzebon. Thanks to all of our judges for helping us support art education in schools.

Photography: Getty Images


The Vans Hi-Standard Series returns to the US with a stop at Copper Mountain this Saturday, March 4th. Free entry, free waffles, and cash for stylish tricks. Get all the details and full schedule of events at and remember, Style Is Everything.

Photos: Peter Cirilli


Van Doren Invitational: Women’s Contest

Yesterday the grandstands were filled for the Womens’ contest at the Vans US Open in Huntington Beach, CA. 18 skaters representing 5 different countries battled it out in 4 qualifying jams in order to make it to the finals. 6 skaters qualified to the finals where a 15 minutes jam of criss-cross crash skateboarding decided who stood on the podium. When all was said and done our Lizzie Armanto took home 1st and a brand new guitar, Alana Smith in 2nd and Julz Lynn in 3rd.

View the full Van Doren Invitational Womens results.

Photos: Grant Hatfield & Michael Burnett

Anna Sui designed a pair of custom Vans to help remind you that tomorrow is the last day to VOTE for Vans Custom Culture! Pick your favorite design at to help a school win $50k for their art program. Voting closes on 5/10 at 5PM PT/8PM ET!