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The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Please note the following points of our Privacy Policy.

The privacy policy applies to the website of For MB Sportswear GmbH-external websites, which are linked by the MB Sportswear GmbH websites, no guarantee for compliance with the data protection provisions is accepted.

use of information
You can always visit our websites without having to provide information about yourself. Only impersonal usage data such as your IP address, the last visited page, the browser used, date, time, etc. are evaluated anonymously in order to identify trends and improve our online service ("Google Analytics".) drawn.
For the purpose of increasing the quality of service, we kindly ask you to voluntarily provide data in certain areas (eg name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, which information and services you are interested in, etc.).
The accesses to the MB Sportswear GmbH websites are externally measured and evaluated in anonymous form.
For the online order or the purchase of certain services and products, the specification of your data is essential.
No disclosure of personal information
Your personal information will not be sold or shared with third party companies. Exceptions: External service providers who process your request or order on our behalf and require the necessary data for this. It is ensured that all data-receiving bodies comply with the requirements of data protection and data security.

In certain cases, we use so-called cookies. You can set your browser to show a warning before saving a cookie. You can also forego the benefits of personal cookies. Certain services can not be used in this case.
Advertising and privacy
We use third-party ad servers to serve ads on our sites. To allow ads to appear on products and services that interest you or are more relevant to you. This information is never transmitted to advertisers, but used exclusively to determine when which advertisement is displayed. Not to be passed to the adserver name, address, age, gender, phone number, e-mail. If you would like to know more about these methods, you can contact us by e-mail at .

cookie and privacy policy for google advertising programs
As a third party, Google uses cookies to show ads on our websites.
By using the DART cookie, you will be able to show through your visits to our websites and other websites on the Internet for Google.
You can disable the use of the DART cookie by turning off Personalized Advertising in your Google Account.

privacy policy for the use of google analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, please be aware that in this case you may not be able to fully use all the features of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
privacy policy for the use of facebook plug-ins (like-button)
On our pages plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" ("Like") on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:
When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like-Button" while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the facebook privacy policy at
If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
e-mails / e-newsletters
You will only receive emails or e-newsletters from MB Sportswear GmbH with your consent and at any time you can be excluded from receiving further communications.
In order to optimally tailor the offers in these emails to your needs, MB Sportswear GmbH can evaluate your click and reading behavior. If you also have an account on for which you use the same e-mail address, the user information stored there (name, first name, gender, address, date of birth) can be used to supplement / correct your MB Sportswear GmbH newsletter. Profiles are used.
Please remember that unencrypted data may be read or modified by unauthorized third parties.
market research
In order to continuously improve the quality of its services, MB Sportswear GmbH carries out electronic surveys among its customers. If you do not want to take part in such surveys, you can take you out of participating in surveys ().
forums and chat
On and the other online offers of MB Sportswear GmbH you can participate in interactive forums such as chat, message board and other platforms. Please keep in mind that any information you divulge on these forums will be made public.
storage and backup of your data
MB Sportswear GmbH takes reasonable precautions and uses appropriate security technology to protect your data. They will only be kept for as long as the purpose requires.
questions about privacy
If you have any questions, correction or cancellation requests, please send an e-mail to .
changes to this privacy policy
Changes to this privacy policy by MB Sportswear GmbH may be made at any time. Please consult this statement regularly.
legal basis
The Federal Data Protection Act (DSG) forms the basis of this privacy policy.
last update: april 12, 2018
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Vans Skateboarding Celebrates 30 Years of the Half Cab with Content Series Dedicated to the Iconic Silhouette

Vans’ Three-Part Series Kicks Off with Historical Look at a Cultural Icon

 Watch Episode 1: The Full Cab

 Vans, the global leader in skateboarding for more than 50 years, is proud to announce a three-part series, Cut Down: 30 Years of the Vans Half Cab, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the most influential skate shoe of all time.

After three decades, the origins and creative DIY spirit of the Half Cab still run true to Vans’ and skateboarding’s DNA. To honor the Half Cab’s cultural influence, undeniable impact on skate and street style, and timeless appeal over the years, Vans will highlight the iconic silhouette’s progression —starting with its humble beginnings in the ‘90s, the shoe’s adoption and adaptation throughout the years, and the staying power of the Half Cab through the eyes of the next generation of skaters.

Vans worked with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Patrick O’Dell to produce the three-part series, which kicks off with a look at the historical significance of the Half Cab. The shoe ushered in the introduction of signature skateboarding shoes, marking a new frontier for the industry, and reinforcing the power of listening to skateboarders and tapping into a community’s creative spirit. 

“Steve Caballero, the Caballerial, and the Half Cab shoe together are one of the most enduring legacies in all of skateboarding, and it was an honor to get invited into Steve’s home and explore the history of a skateboarding icon,” O’Dell said. “Whenever you see a Half Cab on someone’s feet, you know that the person they belong to is a skater and has an appreciation for skateboarding history. There’s not another shoe with that much instant skate cred.”  

Clockwise from top left: Skate legends Geoff Rowley, Ray Barbee, Jerry Hsu, and Andrew Reynolds

In the first episode, The Full Cab, Vans and O’Dell tap into the story behind how the original Caballero silhouette came to be, with insights from Steve himself, as well as skateboarding legends Ray Barbee and Christian Hosoi, who provide context into skateboarding’s culture at the time. A question of which skater was the first to infamously cut down the silhouette leads into episode two, The Street Cab, which explores skateboarding’s transition from vert to street and the Half Cab’s staying power. Episode three, The Cab Legacy, delivers the next generation’s perspective on the future of the Half Cab, punctuated with skate footage from around the world. Look for episodes two and three to drop later this year. Guest appearances and interviews range from Geoff Rowley, Andrew Reynolds, and Jerry Hsu to Lakai Founder Mike Carroll and professional photographer and skateboarder Atiba Jefferson.

Introduced in 1989 by Vans and Steve Caballero, the Caballero marked the introduction to an era of signature skate shoes. Over the next few years, skateboarders saw a chance to reimagine the silhouette by cutting down the high-top padding to better meet their needs, and the Half Cab was born. Three decades later, Vans is proud to uplift the Half Cab’s story and heritage, while shining a light on its influence on the future of skateboarding. Stay tuned to throughout the year for more information on all upcoming product drops, exciting collaborations, and content releases.

Watch the first episode of Cut Down: 30 Years of the Vans Half Cab.

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