Vans x Slam City Gallery

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We are proud to be releasing our limited Vans x Slam City shoes tomorrow morning. Last night we teamed up further with Vans to celebrate this collaboration. Vigorous scanning of mags ranging from BMX Action Bike, R.A.D and Sidewalk culminated in the comprehensive exhibition of archived Slam ads we hung for the night. There were many friendly faces from our past and present and we want to thank everyone who passed through, drank a beer and reminisced over our rich history. Here is a gallery from the night shot by Maksim Kalanep

Up in lights

Arriving visitors were greeted first thing by our exhibition

We compiled an archive of Slam ads spanning 30 years and they filled the walls

DJ Odin soundtracked proceedings jogging many memory banks and provoking skate trivia

It was more than a celebration, it was a fiesta

Chris Pulman and Dave Atkinson discussing the Lampin Pro

Ads filled the walls and historical items filled the boxes

TLB in the house

Tod Swank’s handstyle on our insoles

One of the best things was seeing the exhibition hall filled with conversations

Sam Ashley behind his joiner of the Rough Trade ceiling

Staff past and present. Mags and Jacob Sawyer

Dan Magee. Never not working

Lil’ Steve AKA Steve Mcqueen by his Cantelowes ad

Reuben Goodyear in front of himself floating in an old ad

Seth Curtis by his chalky the hard way conquest from back in the day

Nick Jensen is our longest serving team rider. Here he is by his first ad

It couldn’t have happened without Slam founder Paul Sunman.Here he is in front of himself on the cover of Bomber Terror Zine

Our Native Pro on display

These photos scratch the surface of who was in attendance. We are grateful to all of you for coming and making it the amazing night it was. See more of our special edition shoes and the video which launched them HERE. Be sure to get your pair from this collaboration when they go on sale at 9AM tomorrow morning.



The Slam City collaborations archive – 2022: Skate Shop Day 2021: Slam City Skates X Oliver Payne, Thrasher X Slam City SkatesBlast Skates X Slam City 2019: Slam City X RaD Archive, Slam City X RaD Launch Gallery, Slam City X RaD Archive – Curtis McCann by Winstan Whitter 2018: enjoi X Slam City with Ben Raemers, Gonz and Toby by Thomas Campbell and Mark Gonzales, Anti-Hero X Slam City with Raney Beres 2017: Dickies X Slam City – Fall 2017 with Tom Knox, Darius Trabalza and Neil Smith, Krooked X Slam CityDC X Slam City, DC X Slam City Southbank Gallery, DC X Slam City: Josh Kalis & Mike Blabac Interview, DC X Slam City: Josh Kalis ‘Memory Screen’ Remix 2016: Vans x Slam City ‘Lampin Pro’ & ‘Native American Pro’, Vans x Slam City Launch Gallery, HUF x Slam City Skates, HUF x Slam City Skates Launch Gallery, Slam City “Artists” Decks with Tod Swank, Fos, Don Pendleton and Nick Jensen, Slam City Skates X Spitfire Wheels, Dickies x Slam City Skates (Summer 2016) 2013: Vans Syndicate x Slam City, House of Billiam X Slam City, DC Kalis x Slam City 2012: Slam City x Converse CTS, Silas X Slam City Skates, Real x Slam City Skates, Slam City Skates x Spitfire Classics 2010: Emerica x Slam City “Laced”, Toy Machine x Emerica x Slam City 2008: Penfield x Slam City Skates 2007: WeSC x Slam City Skates 2006: Etnies x Slam City Skates 2005: Nike SB x Slam City Dunk