Luke Stowe

Iconic skate icons Tony Hawk & Vans announce an official brand partnership, which includes a new pro vert skating comp while sticking on as a Vans Park Series commentator.

The iconic brand is close to home for Hawk, saying: 

"My dad bought me a pair and I begged him for the ‘ankle guard’ accessory because high-tops weren’t available yet. I wore Vans almost exclusively until the mid ‘80s”.

“Tony Hawk’s name is synonymous with skateboarding for fans around the world,” said Bobby Gascon, global director of action sports for Vans.

“He is a pioneer and has inspired millions to pick up a board with his incredible talent. We are honored that he’ll be supporting Vans’ mission to promote and grow skateboarding globally.”

In these crazy COVID-19 times, Vans & Tony Hawk are focusing on the benefits of skating in the community.

“These days are extremely difficult for so many, which is why we are hoping to provide some fun and creativity for the global community to enjoy... In unprecedented times like these, we need to stay positive, support each other and keep creating.”

Read more about Tony Hawk and the Vans Skateboarding program here.


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