Lovenskate at Downtown Showdown


Get creative with Lovenskate & Vans Custom Culture activities. Print your own Vans Downtown Showdown T-Shirts, or just sit for a while, and express your- self with colours on our white-carton shoes. The guys from Lovenskate will take you through the process – why not bring one of your own … > More

Vans Downtown Showdown unveils The Obstacles


After months of researching, sketching and satirising, the world’s finest board brands have submitted their plans for the 2013 Vans Downtown Showdown.  Each presenting their unique spin on French and Parisian culture, their efforts included obstacles perhaps predictably inspired by the humble baguette, as well as truly inspired reworkings of … > More

Art at Downtown Showdown


In keeping with the city’s past, art plays a prominent role in this year’s Vans Downtown Showdown. Former Paris resident and graphic artist Mambo not only designed the event artwork, but will be joining other internationally respected artists such as Rich Jacobs, Kev Grey, Nicolas Thomas, Jay Howell and French, … > More

Vans Downtown Showdown History


The Vans Downtown Showdown concept was created for skateboarders by skateboarders and has been running globally for the last 8 years, each time creating unique OFF THE WALL ideas to be skated. With Torino, Hamburg, London and Paris the previous settings for the European Vans Downtown Showdown, and the infamous … > More

Vans Global Skate Team Signing Session

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Vans Legends and global skate team riders are coming to Paris for the infamous Vans Downtown Showdown 2013. Join us on Friday, 30th of August at 16:30 to meet Steve Van Doren, Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Dustin Dollin, Chris Pfanner, John Cardiel, Geoff Rowley and Steve Caballero. VANS Store Paris … > More

Vans Downtown Showdown comes to Paris


Finish your croissant, don your best beret and sidestep the Moulin Rouge, as all eyes turn to the city’s Grande Halle as Paris prepares to host to a truly unique skateboarding competition. On August 31st, the infamous Vans Downtown Showdown will take over the vast Grande Halle de la Villette. … > More