The next evolution in Vans Pro Anthony Van Engelen's signature shoe, the AVE Knit VCU explores materials that have led to a new stage in the AVE for Vans Checkerboard Union. Staying true to its previous features with the Rapidweald suede toe, Duracap, eyestay, sidestripe, and non-stretch knit base material enhances performance by providing breathability in the forefoot, tongue, and medial quarter, while the UltimateWaffle outsole provides a strong and durable combination of grip and cushioning.
UltimateWaffle Construction - A combination of superior grip, built-in impact cushioning and uncompromising support and flex. The full-length molded midsole and internal shank offer a unique construction you have to feel to believe.
Duracap™ - Developed and tested to withstand the abuse of the Vans pro skateboarding team; reinforcement is provided through rubber underlays in the toebox and ollie-area for lasting durability to save you time and money.
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.