Celebrating the career of one of their OG rider Antony Van Engelen, Vans is set to release one of their most technical shoes ever created.
This sneaker features a mix of fabric that combines esthetic and function, mixing LuxLiner™ mesh overlays and premium suede together. Adding a blue tone rubber sole. The clean and minimalist silhouette hides almost all the tech materials like a Duracap™ underlayer and a RapidWeld™ no-sew technology finish, internal shank, impact cushion, Utlracush midsole, and UltimateWaffle cupsole. Underneath the mesh uppers part, there are a light grey suede panels. That just sit at the forefoot and the heel for added traction against grip tape.
During the development of the shoe, Van Engelen worked with Vans’ design team every step of the way, testing until they produce a model that he would agree to put his name one it. Van Engelen mentioned in a statement,
“with the AVE Pro — my first cupsole in 15 years — we achieved a completely transformed upper with Vans’ Rapidweld technology and improved the grip and board-feel in the sole overall. This shoe for me was a natural progression toward making a durable, technical skate shoe. 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 shoe will be released online and in-store on August 22 and would retail for 11