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Vans Welcomes Daan Van Der Linden to the Global Pro Skate Team

Cypress, CALIF. (January 6, 2016) – Vans announces the addition of 19-year-old amateur skateboard phenom Daan Van Der Linden to the brand’s global skateboarding team.

“Daan’s remarkable talent is undeniable, but it’s his easygoing personality that charmed the whole Vans team. We couldn’t be more stoked to grow our relationship with Daan and elevate him to the ranks of Vans global skateboarding team.” —Justin Regan, Vans Global Skate Marketing

Hailing from the Netherlands, the name Daan Van Der Linden may be fairly new to skateboarders Stateside, but make no mistake, Daan has been impressing those in the know since his days as a preadolescent skate rat in Eindhoven, Holland. Being raised under the enlightened tutelage of Dutch legend Jeroen Sars of One Hundred Procent Skateshop, it becomes clear why Daan’s bag of tricks runs so deep that it’s nearly impossible to describe his mastery of skateboarding in terms of one terrain or discipline over another, except only to say that if Daan is the future of skateboarding, then the future sure looks bright.

Daan Van Der Linden

100% Skateshop. 100% Skateboarder.

 Photography by DVL / @dvlphoto

About Vans

Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates more than 450 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans.

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