Amsterdam’s Valuta Brand released a new video, and once again we are amazed by all the perfect spots in the garages and subway stations. They look better than most of the skateparks here in Berlin.
Vans has been putting out multiple edits based on their local squads, from Spains “Iberico“, the German, Austrian, & Swiss “Going Nowhere” to the Polish “Three-City Tour” now we get the BeNeLux’s Delay!
Featuring the internationally known Sebastiaan Vijverberg and Rob Maatman at the helm they use their names to elevate a roster with some great talent! Standouts where Lex van der Does, Jip Koorevaar, and one of the best-balanced skaters we have seen in a while, Tjerk Oosting.
When we talk about people deserving things we can often be lead by our emotions. His last part was crazy, he has been going viral on Instagram, he is so sick he should be pro, this guy is super stylish why doesn’t he have a pro model shoe?
But what constitutes being worthy to receive a pro shoe? Many legends have one like AVE or Steve Cab, SOTY Kyle Walker has one and Gilbert Crockett has one with very creative 1940’s sport-fashion inspired colors. It is not really that defined why or when one is ready to ascend but in our humble opinion Rowan has done more than enough to get his signature style.
To celebrate the occasion Vans said, “Build it and they will come!” so Opperclaes did as commanded. And as was said, they did come and shredded R.O.W.A.N. for a day.
All in all, a really cool idea done really well. The atmosphere was great, the music was alive and the session was eventful! Now press play and let R.O.W.A.N. show you what he’s got.
Robbin de Wit
Pablo de la Place
Tor van Eysendeyk
Special thanks to Jan Maarten Sneep for the video, Ziggy Schaap for the photos & Vans Off The Wall for the support.
Valuta is a Dutch brand with deep roots in skating. The name Valuta means currency and their video piece together with the Booticelli boys is definitely good money!