Vans EU 10th Annual Shop Riot Contest Photos

Recently, Vans EU held its tenth annual Shop Riot contest in the majestic, fashion famous city of Milan, Italy. The contest had all the right ingredients in place for an epic party: food vendors, amazing corse, shop crews and skateboarding’s favorite son, John Cardiel. Although there could only be one winning shop, every person in attendance felt the overwhelming good vibes with the local teams ripping together. Thanks, Vans! —Federico Casella

Photos by Federico Casella

01 VansShopRiot 2000px 750pxIn typical Vans fashion, everyone eats


02 VansShopRiot 2000px 23 750pxAnd in typical EU fashion, everyone drinks as well


03 VansShopRiot 2000px 25 750pxCardiel showed up and watched the skaters from the DJ station

 

04 VansShopRiot 2000px 30 750pxAnd so it begins

 

05 VansShopRiot 2000px 35 750pxMaksim Kruglov from Traektoria Boardshop, front feeble

 

06 VansShopRiot 2000px 33 750pxRob Maatman from Burnside switch 50-50d the handrail first try, leaving everybody speechless

 

08 VansShopRiot 2000px 32 750pxThe Traektoria guys double teamed the double set with a couple of crooked grinds

 

010 VansShopRiot 2000px 29 750pxSimon Perrottet owned the double set, unloading a ton of tricks including this switch heel

 

011 VansShopRiot 2000px 36 750pxAref Koushesh grabbed someone else’s board and slid a backside noseblunt on top of the stairset. He also slid some money into his pocket

 

012 VansShopRiot 2000px 08 750pxJacopo Carozzi floats backside for the viewing pleasure of the photographers on deck

 

013 VansShopRiot 2000px 09 750pxThings got a little rev’d up when Cards started throwing money

 

014 VansShopRiot 2000px 16 750pxItalian skate legend and Bastard co-owner Max Bonassi was feeling the vibes

 

015 VansShopRiot 2000px 15 750pxNassim felt ‘em too

 

016 VansShopRiot 2000px 17 750pxEverybody wanted to give John some love

 

017 VansShopRiot 2000px 37 750pxAnd the winner is… Burnside!

 

018 VansShopRiot 2000px 38 750pxThats a wrap from Milan! Let’s eat cake!

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