The new shoe sports a signature Vans Sidestripe on clean cream or black colorways. The AVE 2.0’s sock-fit knit upper boasts a durable RapidWeld™ suede vamp and lower eyestays. For support and structure, the shoe utilizes a molded TPU heel clip and midfoot cage. Down below, the AVE 2.0 sits on an UltimateWaffle™ sole made from SickStick™ rubber and an UltraCush™ insole. Its impressive blend of powerful technology and classic Vans styling echoes AVE’s skateboarding. The AVE 2.0 is the perfect representation of him as a skateboarder. 

Last Thursday, Vans celebrated the AVE 2.0 drop by opening its Commitment to Progression Global Gallery Tour at its downtown Los Angeles shop. With historical Vans Skateboarding images curated by company archivist and historian Catherine Acosta, a VIP tour of the exhibit, a panel talk with AVE, a skate jam, a cash for tricks contest, and a host of team riders attending and skating, the event went off. Complex spied Vans Skateboarding pros Andrew Allen, Ben Kadow, Lizzie Armanto, Pedro Delfino, Breana Geering, Beatrice Domand, Curren Caples, Geoff Rowley, and AVE himself mingling and skating, alongside a hyped crowd of industry heads and fans. Attendees enjoyed the skating and panel, peeped the new shoe, and got a look at Commitment to Progression photos tracking Vans Skateboarding’s long history of innovation and progression. After leaving LA, AVE and the gallery will travel to Shanghai and Seoul.

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