Vans Skateboarding introduces Anthony Van Engelen’s the All-New AVE 2.0


Vans Skateboarding presents the All-New AVE 2.0, Anthony Van Engelen’s new shoe designed with a special focus on technology & performance. “20 years ago, skate shoes just gave the appearance of tech,” says Anthony Van Engelen of his new signature model. “Now, we’re in the future, where that technical design extends to the shoe’s performance.”



“Commitment to Progression” a Global Gallery tour with Van Engelen will accompany the footwear release and kick off in Los Angeles on March 28.



“The shoe has a knit upper, made of technical textile with a zonal construction: extra stretch at the top of the foot and the collar makes for an adaptable fit, while open knit on the midfoot increase’s breathability and a more dense knit towards the heel aid with structure and durability.”




Combine this knit material with RapidWeld™ (A stitchless construction for improved fit and feel with a no-sew welded upper for seamless durability) suede vamps, bottom eye stays and toe boxes for enhanced flick plus an external TPU heel cage for increased lockdown.



I’ve found knit material to be super comfortable, lightweight and breathable,” says AVE “Combined with suede in the more high-use parts of the shoe, it makes for a great mixture of design and performance.” 



The AVE 2.0 also has a torrent of tech below its top half thanks to an UltimateWaffle™ midsole and outsole — a combination of UltraCush™ cushioning, a TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) midfoot support and SickStick™ rubber outsoles for cushioning and board feel — packed up in a neutral yet energizing color scheme that combines cream, white and black with a hit of neon green.





The AVE 2.0 and its accompanying apparel collection will be released on March 28 via and select skate shops. 




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