Celebrating the career of OG rider Anthony Van Engelen, Vans have released one of their most technologically advanced skate shoes ever: the AVE Pro.
Van Engelen’s first cupsole signature model in nearly 15 years is constructed with Luxliner mesh overlays and premium suede, resulting in a skate-ready combination of classic fabrics and functional textiles. Crisp white laces, tonal rubber eyelets, and black side stripes add an unmistakably Vans aesthetic, while the Duracap underlays and RapidWeld no-sew technology ensure all-day shred capability.
Adding to the aforementioned adornments is an UltimateWaffle cupsole, equipped with an internal shank that enables flexibility around the forefoot. Meanwhile, another layer of impact cushions and a full-length Ultracush midsole elevate the comfort levels even further.
‘This shoe for me was a natural progression toward making a durable, technical skate shoe,’ says Van Engelen. ‘Not only does it deliver a lighter, longer-lasting shoe for skating, but it’s an important step in innovation for Vans to pursue as the leader in skate shoes.’
The Vans AVE Pro releases on August 22 at Vans.
Be sure to check out our History of Vans interview with company stalwart Steve Van Doren, whose father co-founded the company in 1966.