Contest Alert! Vans Hi Standard Series


Vans is kicking off 2016 with the return of the Vans Hi-Standard Series, an international contest series inviting snowboarders to showcase pure style in a thrilling jam format. Touring across the US, Canada, China, Korea and France, the Vans Hi-Standard Series will feature an original big air format where riders are judged by individual style only, with no rotations over 720 allowed.

Starting on January 16th at Mount St-Louis, Ontario Canada, riders will compete in a unique exhibition of style and creativity. The Hi-Standard Series will award over $60K in cash prizes and challenge riders to push their imaginations with innovative tricks.  The “Van Doren Rail Best Trick” offers cash on the spot for the most inventive maneuvers. Vans will also reward and name an MVP, a Most Improved Rider and a Worst Bail for each stop of the tour. With nothing beyond a 720 allowed, only the most creative competitors will be considered for the billing.

Additionally, Vans will present a House of Vans workshop, inviting spectators and family members to customize their own pair of Vans alongside an artist from each city. Fans and competitors can also expect to see familiar faces from the global Vans Snow team throughout the tour. Now is your chance to stand out—style is everything!

Official dates for the 2016 US Vans Hi-Standard Series


January 16 – Mount St. Louis, Ontario, Canada

January 23 – Le Relais, Quebec, Canada

January 30 – Phoenix Park, GW, Korea

January 30 – Mellow Parks, Beijing, China

February 6 – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, United States

February 13 – Mountain Creek, New Jersey, United States

February 20 – Chamrousse, 38, France

February 20 – Norquay, Alberta, Canada

February 27 – Park City, Utah, United States

March 12 – Mt. Seymour, British Columbia, Canada

March 19 – Sierra-at-Tahoe, California, United States

June 20 – Mt. Hood, Oregon, United States

July 15 – Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Adidas in Elle Canada Magazine

As fashion fans and Adidas lovers, we were pumped to see that our Stan Smith sneakers and Adilette slides had made it into Elle Canada’s February’s 2016 Issue! The magazine styled designs by Canadian designers during the World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring 2016 Collections with our lightweight sneakers and slides.  Which look below is your favourite? Sound off in the comments!
ELLE Canada Rita Ora February Cover

Elle Canada 1 Stan Smith

Elle Canada 2 Adilette

Elle Canada 3 Adilette

Elle Canada 4 Adilette
Photography by Owen Bruce Fashion Direction by Juliana Schiavinatto & Elaine Jyll Regio





Top 3 Men’s Winter Boots

Gentlemen, the snow is here. Get fitted up for winter with our top 3 picks for our best cold weather boots below to match your style and needs:


Sorel’s Caribou in Praire Sand Maple has a waterproof nubuck leather upper with seam-sealed waterproof construction. The winter boot also sports a removable 9 mm washable recycled felt inner boot with Sherpa Pile snow cuff for remarkable insulation with a Temperature Rating of -40°C.  If you’re a Yeezy lover and fashion fan, you’ll be into the monochromatic look of this pair.422098-kodiak-magog-black_-_2 Kodiak’s Magog in Black has waterproof leather with sealed seams, leather comfort collar  and insulated with Thinsulate™ and microfiber for extra warmth. The natural leather welt with slip resistant lug rubber outsole is a sure way to avoid slipping on icy sidewalks.


Ugg Hannen TL in Cordovan‘s has the classic UGG® feel on the inside, but is tough and stylish on the outside. The Hannen fuses a ruggedly casual foundation with a hip, contemporary feel. Ultra-rich, oiled and waterproofed full-grain leather features lace-up front, leather pull tab detail, and exclusive Vibram® outsole for durability and traction. Signature UGG® sheepskin lining brings breathability, moisture-wicking benefits, and temperature control to a polished, yet relaxed, staple shoe cold weather rated for -20 °C.


Falling for You with Nord Magazine


Nord Magazine just released their more recent photo shoot entitled, “Falling for You”. They styled gorgeous wearable Canadian fashion with our The Frye Company Parker short boots, above, and our TOMS Leila booties below, along with our waterproof Quill Cougar Boots further below. Have you been dressing up more than usual this warm winter? Tell us below in the comments!  Read Nord Magazine here. Shop women’s ankle boots here. All Photos by Julie Riemersma.


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