Vans offers a huge range of footwear and clothing, ranging from versatile slip-ons in traditional canvas, perfect for matching with a pair of simple skinny jeans, to comfort based old skool trainers with a clean leather panel to add a touch of dimension. For a bolder look there’s also the ankle covering Sk8 hi trainers, coming in a mix of colours to match your personal style. Choose your fit, then go simple or vibrant with your colouring, pattern and material, personalising your Vans to ensure that they’re your go to shoes for years to come.
For me, part of the fun of Instagram has also been following news organizations and brands and watching how they tell their stories through pictures alone. Brands on Instagram include The GRAMMYs, NPR, NBC News, Pepsi, CNN, Starbucks, and SnoopDog. I was particularly fascinated by a giveaway campaign that The GRAMMYs ran yesterday in which they gave away a free GRAMMY poster to one randomly selected person who liked or commented on any of The GRAMMYs Instagram photos throughout the day. I didn’t care about winning the poster, but I was intrigued about how this brand was using this new platform to drive brand engagement and of course participated. After doing some research, I am fairly confident that The GRAMMYs are the first brand to run a giveaway through the Instagram platform – a sure sign of things to come. And yes, as you can see from the photo above, The GRAMMYs notified their followers this morning (via an Instagram photo of course) that yours truly was the winner of the giveaway!If you haven’t downloaded Instagram yet, click here from your iPhone to do so. Unfortunately, Instagram has yet to come to Android or Blackberry, but I am sure we can expect an Instagram app for those platforms soon.
But what makes Instagram so great? After all, we are already able to share photos through Facebook, Twitter and a whole host of other niche photo apps. So why Instagram? Aside from the obvious technology features that make the app a social success (Facebook, Twitter and foursquare integration, photo tagging by hashtag and location, photo news stream, ability to like and comment on photos, etc.), I am convinced that the success behind Instagram is much deeper and lies in the app’s ability to make anyone feel like a professional photographer, telling the story of their life through really cool looking photos. There’s only so much you can do artistically with a Facebook photo uploaded from your mobile phone, but Instagram gives you the ability to really tell a story through images alone. Another component of the app’s success (IMHO) lies in the app’s simplicity and limited functionality. Instagram is solely about photos. No video, no links, no games. Just photos. This simplicity is a breath of fresh air from Facebook and other services.
The huge brand we know today started off in 1966 as one shop in Anaheim, California. Their brand was unique in the fact that you could visit the store, pick one of the sturdy rubber soled shoes, and have it made in house for you to pick up later on in the day. The quick, stylish and high quality shoes were a hit with the skaters of California, due to their grip and easy, relaxed design. Over time, and with the creation of new iconic designs, Vans branched out from California to the rest of the world, causing a surge in popularity and a rise in its style influence. Over the years it’s collaborated with some of the most iconic artists and brands, including Disney, Murakami, Peanuts and Motörhead.
The winner will be randomly selected on March 12 at 8 p.m. CET, announced via Instagram Stories and contacted by @kickz93 via Direct Message. You must complete all steps to be considered for entry. Your entry will be disqualified if you tag three users who are not following you. The maximum number of entries allowed during the duration of this giveaway is one (1) per person.
Today, SoleRedemption is proud to announce that the Air Jordan 6 is back not for a roll call but as a cool treat from SneakerApe.com. As an exclusive Air Jordan retailer, SneakerApe accepts a partnership with your favorite sneaker online magazine, SoleRedemption and grants a pair of Air Jordan 6 in black/red/white colorway. This particular release uses black suede on the toe box and lace section with red leather accent along the side panel. The ankle collar is made up of perforated white rubber with a rubber heel pull tab. The design extends with the lace area where aluminum eyelets are built for secondary tying option. It has glossy black rubber midsole and a clear icy outsole.