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Vans AVE Pro Skate Shoes

37 Reviews
Select Style: black/gum


With Anthony Van Engelen's unrelenting power and style, he wouldn't put his name on a shoe unless it was the best damn shoe he's ever put his foot into. Designed with Vans' Ultimate Waffle construction and a combination of Duracap and RapidWeld technology, this shoe provides uncompromising support and durability. With a LuxLiner bootie construction, the shoe fits snug and secure, while lightweight mesh on the tongue and inner panels let your feet breathe. Building his legacy of innovation, AVE has designed the most technically advanced Vans shoe to date.

Pro Model
  • Anthony Van Engelen
  • Cupsole
Primary Upper Materials
  • Suede
  • Textile
  • Original Waffle Outsole
  • UltimateWaffle Construction
  • LuxLiner Bootie Construction
  • Duracap™
  • RapidWeld



Cupsole - Durable and shock-absorbing to provide the best impact protection against hard landings. Cupsoles generally last longer than a vulcanized sole but don't provide as much flexibility and board feel right out of the box.


Original Waffle Outsole - Made with soles twice as thick so they would wear longer, this original formula combines durability with flexy board-feel to keep all the Vans' fans happy.

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.

LuxLiner Bootie Construction - 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 is an extension of the tongue. It's hidden under the front surface of the shoe and is able to move independently from the outer shell.

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

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.


Overall Rating
Reviewed by 37 customers
A VEry good shoe
by Tim
Posted on 4/15/2023
Vans AVE Pro Skate Shoes
Very light and comfortable with good feel, and I really like the design.
One bad thing is that the toe and heel suede age into a weird green tinge that no longer matches the black mesh
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New favorite shoes!
by Matthew Gamel in Denver, CO (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 2/19/2023
Vans AVE Pro Skate Shoes - outdoor grey/purple
These shoes are my new favorites! They’re super comfortable, breathe really well and they look pretty slick too. They’re very lightweight and came up as a search result for “barefoot style shoes” on Google. They aren’t truly a “barefoot” shoe but honestly they’re not fat off. They shipped and were delivered really quick too!!
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Not the same
by Aaron in hood river, OR (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 2/4/2023
Vans AVE Pro Skate Shoes - asphalt/blue
This is my second pair of Aves. Loved the first pair, super comfy and stylish. I bought this pair a year later. They're still stylish, but they didn't have the comfiness of the first pair. The padding was really firm, making it very uncomfortable to wear and it ended up hurting my feet. Discovered this after about ten days so no way to return. Would recommend the Kyle Walker's instead.
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My favorite pair.... For now.???
by William Tushka in Cherokee, NC (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/11/2023
Vans AVE Pro Skate Shoes - asphalt/blue
Once again, love the comfort and style ????
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Super legit
by Tyler Munson in Muncie, IN (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 11/14/2022
Vans AVE Pro Skate Shoes - black/gum
Very comfortable, and I like these shoes
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Very comfortable
by Jose Morales in National City, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/9/2022
Vans AVE Pro Skate Shoes - black/white
These feel great when skating, I can tell it is made with comfy yet tough materials to sustain skating
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