No Vans Snowboard Boots for 14/15

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According to a post on TWBiz, Vans is out of the snowboard boot game for the season.

Vans informed retailers on Wednesday, June 18th, that the company would not be delivering its Fall 14 boot line because of an unexpected factory closure. We had the chance to catch up with Coalition President, Action Sports Americas and Vans, Kevin Bailey, who says the difficult decision came down to not wanting to risk putting inferior product on the market. Bailey assures that production issues have already been resolved moving forward, Vans will keep it’s “foot on the gas” in terms of marketing throughout this winter while delivering the Mountain Edition line, and that the company looks forward to delivering a full boot line for Fall ’15.

So if you were planning on getting a new pair, you’ll have to wait a year. We’re going to assume that 32, Celsius, Nike and Adidas are not that bummed. Read the whole interview with Kevin Bailey here.

6 replies
  1. TROOF
    TROOF says:

    VANS SHOULD DESIGN/BUILD THEIR OWN BRAND NEW ENVIRNOMENTALLY GROUNDED FACTORIES IN CALI, OREGON, COLORADO, AND WASHINGTON STATE WHILE HARVESTING & UTILIZING ALL AMERICAN & CANADIAN SOURCED RAW MATERIALS.

    “NO WASTE EQUALS STRONG BUSINESS.”

  2. TROOF
    TROOF says:

    MAKE YOUR OWN STUFF, BE SMARTER ABOUT YOUR CONCEPTS. VANS WAS MADE IN CALIFORNIA FOREVER. IT’S A NO BRAINER. I’M NO HIPPY. I’M BOLD ENOUGH TO EXPECT PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THEIR OPERATIONS. RELYING ON FOREIGN SOURCING IS A MASSIVE RISK TO TAKE REGARDLESS OF THE MARKET OR PRODUCT SCOPE. REALIZE WHAT CAN BE DONE HERE WITH OUR OWN DESIGN MINDS AND FACTORIES. IT’S ALL ABOUT MAKING PROCESSES THAT PRODUCE NO WASTES. THAT’S THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL U.S. PRODUCTION. DEAL WITH THE FACTS.

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