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Salad Days Magazine | October 2, 2023

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Vans Europe: Rob Maatman’s lockdown edit

Vans Europe: Rob Maatman’s lockdown edit
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Vans Europe are excited to welcome Rob Maatman to the European skate team.

Alongside the announcement of the Dutch native joining the Vans team, Rob has released a new part filmed entirely during lockdown in Holland. His solo mission was documented by Jan Maarten Sneep from Bombaklats and Memory Screen and is in collaboration with Pop Trading Company. Skating since he was 12 years old, Rob, originally from Deventer is now currently based in Den Haag. Chatting about his decision to join the team, he said; “Well there are multiple reasons why I made the decision but I guess the main reason is that Vans Europe has one of the best teams right now (in my eyes) and doing a lot of trips being super productive and having a lot of fun while doing it.” We did not force him to say that. Promise. It’s not the first time Vans and Pop Trading Company have worked together – in 2018, a collaboration was released featuring three footwear styles, inspired by the early and mid-90’s era. Rob’s edit is available to watch now. Follow @vansskate and @vanseurope on Instagram to learn more about the Vans skate team.

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Jan Maarten Sneep

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.

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