Don't Ask for the Perfect Combination of Boardfeel and Support. Demand It. 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 Vans has ever made, so you can imagine how demanding the design process was for his signature shoe, the AVE. Featuring combined DURACAP and RapidWeld no-sew technology with our LuxLiner inner linings for the optimum fit and durability, the Sport Leather AVE is grounded on Vans new UltimateWaffle construction to create the best skate shoe worthy of its name. If it's good enough for Anthony, you're going to think it's pretty great. The Sport Leather AVE is made with leather, mesh textile, and synthetic uppers. UNRIVALED DURABILITY - Reinforced DURACAP underlays and RAPIDWELD no-sew construction create durable uppers built to withstand the daily abuse of skateboarding. SUPERIOR GRIP AND CUSHIONING - UltimateWaffle construction creates a combination of superior grip, built-in impact cushioning, and uncompromising support and flex. LOCKED-IN FIT - The LuxLiner tongue and internal liner integration provides the comfortable, locked-in fit that skaters demand.