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#1 2016-03-04 5:02pm

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VANS BMX

I grew up in Southern California in the 70's and Vans shoes were a part of my identity/uniform. While kids from the cities would rock the Nike and the New Balance, us kids from the other side of the tracks would always rock the Giligan's (blue's). Vans contributed a whole lot to BMX, Surfing and Skateboarding. If you've got a cool story or some cool pics, post them up and stay rad, always.
I love the smell of new Vans.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/113257/img_3120_zps57d1etbw596629210c.jpg

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#2 2016-03-04 5:16pm

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And napalm in the morning.

Vans for life.


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#3 2016-03-04 5:22pm

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I met Steve Van Doren a few years ago at a Vans warp tour..Cool guy for sure!..he was wearing the most ragged pair of  black n white checkered slip on vans..they were vintage..

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#4 2016-03-04 5:33pm

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Re: VANS BMX

Metal Up Your A$$
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Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
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#5 2016-03-04 5:34pm

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I have been wearing nothing but Vans to ride since about 87... Remember when you could get them with a slice of wood inside?  I'm not sure how long that lasted.


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#6 2016-03-04 5:36pm

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Off the wall since 1982. Had to have them after watching Fast Times for the first time. Haven't stopped.

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#7 2016-03-04 5:38pm

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HARO freestyler
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Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#8 2016-03-04 5:44pm

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Meow..
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Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#9 2016-03-04 5:50pm

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ROWLEY XLT
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Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#10 2016-03-04 6:00pm

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Hell yea, post em' up. Those Metallica half cabs are sicc.

We rarely wear shoes out here but here's my lil' collection.
http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/chucc11/IMG_3119_zpsdid4wqut.jpg

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#11 2016-03-04 6:13pm

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Yessir! It was Vans back in the day...and only Vans today. big_smile
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff304/meanbuicks/BMX/Greg-with-80-Pro-Line-2-84_zpsm5y9dxzp.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/8073/rebel-bmx-in-monroe-la2-21-1656cc9e2f90.jpg


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#12 2016-03-04 6:36pm

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I remember that you could order them with checkers or other designs around the side of the soles, rather than just being plain white.


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#13 2016-03-04 6:46pm

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westside2004 wrote:

Hell yea, post em' up. Those Metallica half cabs are sicc.
[url][IMG]http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/chucc11/11333459_104897783187595_1930376503_n_zpsqspjl4ze.jpg[/url][/url]
Checcers.

Thanks man. They are ONE OF A KIND. You WILL NOT find the exact pair anywhere. My design.


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#14 2016-03-04 7:02pm

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STREETBEATBEAST wrote:

westside2004 wrote:

Hell yea, post em' up. Those Metallica half cabs are sicc.
[url][IMG]http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/chucc11/11333459_104897783187595_1930376503_n_zpsqspjl4ze.jpg[/url][/url]
Checcers.

Thanks man. They are ONE OF A KIND. You WILL NOT find the exact pair anywhere. My design.

Yeah man those are awesome. I instantly googled "Metallica half cabs" before I scrolled down down to see you say they were customs. Ill just add it to my list of things I find on this forum that I want in my life.


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#15 2016-03-04 7:11pm

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I've got about 10 pairs in my rotation. Just picked up a brand new pair of all black slip ons for $20 today cool

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#16 2016-03-04 7:34pm

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#17 2016-03-04 8:22pm

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Yep , also got a thing for Vans , could never afford them as a kid , think my firs pair was around the age of 18 ......

Did start collecting the SE Vans , got up to 4 sets but sold them


https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/174800/se-vans56da5de819.jpg



Now just have a few , all have a purpose , mowing the lawn pair , painting pair , riding pair  etc roll

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#18 2016-03-04 8:29pm

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radovr wrote:

Yep , also got a thing for Vans , could never afford them as a kid , think my firs pair was around the age of 18 ......

Did start collecting the SE Vans , got up to 4 sets but sold them


https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5de819.jpg



Now just have a few , all have a purpose , mowing the lawn pair , painting pair , riding pair  etc roll

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5ec133.jpg

Bro, CHECKERS AND CHEETAS. Nice flavour. Me too.


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#19 2016-03-04 8:41pm

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Raspect Brada

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#20 2016-03-04 8:42pm

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Minx20 wrote:

I remember that you could order them with checkers or other designs around the side of the soles, rather than just being plain white.

We used to use a bic pen and make our own checkers on the soles.

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#21 2016-03-04 8:49pm

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I had a Vans store 2 bloccs from my apartments, back when they were made in the U.S.A. sad

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#22 2016-03-04 9:02pm

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STREETBEATBEAST wrote:

radovr wrote:

Yep , also got a thing for Vans , could never afford them as a kid , think my firs pair was around the age of 18 ......

Did start collecting the SE Vans , got up to 4 sets but sold them


https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5de819.jpg



Now just have a few , all have a purpose , mowing the lawn pair , painting pair , riding pair  etc roll

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 5ec133.jpg

Bro, CHECKERS AND CHEETAS. Nice flavour. Me too.

For some reason, don't know why, every time i look at them they remind me of Ducky form Pretty in Pink  lollol

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#23 2016-03-04 9:07pm

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#24 2016-03-04 9:16pm

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I Only Wear These On Special Occasions............... smile

















































































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#25 2016-03-04 9:34pm

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Dope Half-Cabs. My son's friend told me "You"re the only adult I know that can still pull off wearing VANS." Been wearing them since the 70's,  only got my first pair of Nikes last year.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm266/skdevore1/20160304_212320_zps9ajfzln1.jpg
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