For Anthony Van Engelen, “Good enough” isn’t good enough-he’s barely satisfied with great. He’d only put his name on the most uncompromising, technically advanced skate shoe we’ve ever made, so you can imagine how demanding the design process was for his new signature shoe, the AVE Pro. Featuring combined DURACAP and RapidWeld no-sew technology with our LuxLiner inner linings for the optimum fit and durability, the Rainy Day AVE Pro is also grounded on our new UltimateWaffle construction to create the best skate shoe worthy of its name. Finally, it includes suede and mesh uppers, and Vans’ Original Waffle Compound outsoles for superior board control. If it’s good enough for Anthony, you’re going to think it’s pretty great.
Composition:Leather, Textile, Rubber
The added DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays in high-wear areas are engineered to withstand the abuse of the vans pro skate team—and by providing lasting durability, save everyday skateboarders time and money.
Vans LUXLINER integrates the tongue and internal lining to deliver a comfortable, breathable, and responsive fit.
This advanced stitchless upper panel welding replaces the need for conventional stitching by utilizing a thin film between panels that fuses them together when heated. RAPIDWELD’s extremely strong bond is more DURABLE, flexible, and lighter than conventional stitching.
VANS 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 and, unlike other shoe manufacturers, he used pure crepe rubber with no filler. That decision ended up defining Vans’ legacy when the world’s first skateboarders discovered how Vans’ now-LEGENDARY ORIGINAL WAFFLE outsole gum rubber compound provided superior board CONTROL and let them feel their board while staying firmly connected to it.
The UltimateWaffle is clearly the perfect combination of unrivaled support, thanks to an internal shank, built-in impact cushioning, and ultimate grip.