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June 10, 2020

VANS X JUSTIN HENRY

In many cases, it takes a community coming together to create change, growth and — perhaps most importantly — to shape the next generation. For Vans' Justin Henry, those words reflect a personal goal that's become like a mantra: "No youth, no future." We couldn't agree more.

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With strong ties to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and its local skateboard community, Justin Henry grew up skating crusty spots and learning the value of putting in work and making each try count. His journey from young talent to budding pro was captured in a recent short film by Vans, Justin Henry's World Peace , in which his humble attitude and determination to give back shines through. That sentiment is also reflected in the Style 36 Pro Justin Henry —a fresh take on white, pebble grain leather, that conveys a minimalist, elevated-yet-sporty aesthetic, built with the durability that Vans Skate shoes have become synonymous with. The limited-edition shoe is available through select Vans Skate retailers.
 

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Filmed earlier this year, Justin Henry's World Peace uplifts the importance of rallying around community and youth, and fostering a kinder world with equality for all. Grounded in the brand values of inclusivity and being open to everyone, Vans believes this unifying message must be told, and stands in support with Justin as we continue to drive positive change. With strong ties to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and its local skateboard scene, Quasi Skateboards' Justin Henry grew up skating crusty spots and learning the value of putting in work and making each try count. He invited Vans inside that world recently, recounting his journey from young talent to pro, and his determination to give back to the community that has shaped him. As part of an upcoming footwear collaboration with Justin Henry releasing July 6 at select skate retailers, Vans is giving back to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio with a $10k donation. Big Brothers Big Sisters' mission supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Directed by Patrick O'Dell Music Credits: Dead beach "Ignition" John Carpenter "Slick (Smokin Crumbs)" Anti Lilly & Phoniks "Grow Instrumental" SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY About Vans Skate: Videos from the Vans Skate Team. Skate Team Members: Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett, Chima Ferguson, Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, Kyle Walker, Andrew Allen, Chris PFanner, Curren Caples, Daniel Lutheran, Dustin Dollin, Elijah Berle, Omar Hassan, Pedro Barros, Lizzie Armanto, Rowan Zorilla, Ronnie Sandoval, Chris Russell, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso (R.I.P.), John Cardiel, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero, Tony Alva Discover more Vans Skate Content: http://bit.ly/1NnIqeo Connect with Vans Skate: http://bit.ly/2ciueLk Tumblr: http://bit.ly/2bSRbVO Instagram: http://bit.ly/2cukY92 Twitter: http://bit.ly/2c6AsxZ Connect with Vans: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4 Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7 About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans' cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett, Chima Ferguson, Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, Kyle Walker, Andrew Allen, Chris PFanner, Curren Caples, Daniel Lutheran, Dustin Dollin, Elijah Berle, Omar Hassan, Pedro Barros, Lizzie Armanto, Rowan Zorilla, Ronnie Sandoval, Chris Russell, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso (R.I.P.), John Cardiel, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero, Tony Alva Vans Presents: Justin Henry's World Peace | Skate | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66



Inspired by the collaboration with Justin, Vans is giving back to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio with a $10k donation. After volunteering at a local event to help kids learn how to skateboard, Justin says his perspective shifted. "We taught these kids who had never rode skateboards before, and never had an opportunity to get a skateboard," he said. "The kids were just so happy. After doing that, I realized, all the selfish goals you have, they're really not as cool as just helping others, you know?"   



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For the Style 36 Pro, Justin wanted to accomplish a more understated look with a nod to the ‘80s, as well as a call-out to his namesake, which is stealthily embossed on the tongue. The shoes are finished with the words "World" and "Peace" on the outsole and laces. Accompanying the Style 36 Pro is a jacquard-print tote featuring cherubs inspired by a vintage ‘70s sewing bag gifted to Justin by his aunt. While paying tribute to his support system of family and friends back home, the tote also signifies a peaceful vibe that ties back to the shoe.

 

 

Justin Henry's clean, sturdy style is fun to watch. He grew up skating weather-warped spots across his proud home state of Ohio — the result of which is an effortless style, whether skating impossibly perfect ledges in California or gritty stair sets in NYC. In 2018, Justin earned a part in Quasi's full-length release "Mother" and was featured in Thrasher's Am Scramble video.

 

The limited-edition Style 36 Justin Henry shoe is now available at select Vans Skate retail partners.

 

 

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