In The News: Vans, Dynafit, Altra


Vans and celebrity chef Chris Cosentino have teamed up on a new collab featuring tough, kitchen-ready versions of the brand’s Classic Slip-On and Old Skool silhouettes. The new Vans x Chris Cosentino shoes feature liquid and dirt repellant Vansguard uppers, UltraCush footbeds and the “Made for the Makers” slip-resistant, vulcanized lugged outsoles. The shoes also subtly reference the seafood trade in True White canvas, with Chili Pepper suede highlights and a Black midsole.

Dynafit has signed a multi-year deal to serve as the presenting sponsor of Gnar Runners, an organization that has put on popular mountain, trail and ultrarunning events in Colorado. Dynafit, whose NA HQ is in Boulder, CO, will serve as the presenting sponsor for the next three years for Gnar Runners, whose events regularly draw elite and amateur competitors from all over the world.

Altra is partnering with &Mother for a Mother’s Day virtual 5K to support its mission to break the barriers that limit a woman’s ability to thrive as a mother and in their career. This Mother’s Day, May 9, women and men across the country are invited to take part in the Mom Forward 5K. The race will honor and celebrate mothers while also raising awareness of gender equality in the workplace. For more information, visit

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