vans downtown showdown

following on from my trip to london...walking through old spitalfeilds market to notice that VANS were constructing quite a large skate park in the middle. the event was held on saturday 20th august for the sixth year running, bringing skaters from all over europe, showing 'off-the-wall' skills and creativity for money prizes. great promotion for the heritage and lifestyle brand who has a totally concrete, wide and loyal consumer-base.

unfortunately, as much as i wanted to go back to spitalfields the next day for the huge event (10,000 people showed up throughout), i was only able to see it getting set up; still a cool, chilled atmosphere with bunches of skater guys and girls in flat peaks, and of course, extremely worn out vans. a long-awaited pair of black/grey classics for daytime wear are going to be my next buy. 


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