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Vans AV Rapidweld Pro Lite Skate Shoes

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Color: black/white
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Color: black/white
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The Vans AV Rapidweld Pro Lite skate shoes feature a stitchless RapidWeld shell with a welded Duracap reinforced upper for added blowout prevention. With a comfort-driven Luxliner interior atop Vans' proven Pro Vulc outsole, the AV Rapidweld shoes deliver a dependable blend of lightweight response and pro-approved durability.
  • Vulcanized
Pro Model
  • Anthony Van Engelen
Primary Upper Materials
  • Synthetic
  • Original Waffle Outsole
  • Pro VULC Construction
  • LuxLiner
  • Duracap
  • RapidWeld
  • UltraCush HD

Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.


Original Waffle Outsole - Back in '66 Paul van Doren made the first soles of his new shoes twice as thick so they would wear longer. That decision ended up defining the company when the world's first skateboarders discovered how Vans' Waffle Outsole let them feel their board while staying firmly connected to it.

Pro VULC Construction - For intuitive control, fifty years of proven Vans professional vulcanized natural gum rubber outsole constructions deliver the ultimate in board feel, flex and traction.

LuxLiner - This advanced liner construction improves the comfort and fit by enabling the shoe to conform and move with the shape of the foot. This free-floating liner, which is an extension of the tongue, is hidden under the front surface of the shoe, moving independently from the outer shell.

This system increases airflow, breathability and reduces any chance of hot spots or pinching in the toe box.

Duracap - Vans shoes with Duracap feature reinforced rubber underlays in the areas where your shoes wear out the fastest. Durcap was developed and tested to withstand the abuse of the Vans pro skateboarding team, and gives you added durability even if you skate daily.

RapidWeld - This progressive upper panel construction replaces the need for conventional stitching. This process utilizes a thin film between panels that bonds them together when pressed and heated.

This creates an extremely strong bond between the panels which is more durable, lighterweight, and more flexible than conventional stitching.

UltraCush HD - Vans' polyurethane-based UltraCush HD sockliner keeps the foot close to the board yet won't pack out over time, providing the highest level of impact cushioning.

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Wide Foot
by Joe Sennott in Westminster, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 6/19/2016
Vans AV Rapidweld Pro Lite Skate Shoes - black/light grey
Generally takes me a few weeks to break in new shoes before I can skate them. These were good to go right out of the gates and my foot is wide so I was super duper happy in my pants.
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