Founded by Anthony Van Engelen and Jason Dill, FA is one of the most influential brands in skate without ever trying to be. Thriving on being offensive, FA makes small quantities of boundary-pushing designs that are some of the most coveted in skateboarding.
This season, Vans and FA have partnered to introduce an exclusive new take on the AVE Pro, with elevated details that speak to a shared vision of uncompromising standards. Designed by and created for longtime Vans team rider and FA Co-founder Anthony Van Engelen, the Vans x FA AVE Pro features premium black tumbled leather—a first for this silhouette—with breathable mono-mesh ripstop textile and reflective sidestripes. Additional custom features include a translucent rubber molded tongue label, glowing orange details, FA’s custom Vans heel scab, and a “Hurt your eyes” print on the sockliner and packaging.
All these details are rolled up into the most technically advanced skate shoe Vans has ever made. A molded heel counter and Vans LuxLiner integrates the tongue and internal lining to deliver a comfortable, breathable, and responsive fit, and the shoe is grounded on UltimateWaffle construction, offering the perfect combination of unrivaled support and grip. Finished with DURACAP reinforced underlays in high-wear areas and RapidWeld no-sew technology for a stronger, more flexible, and lighter build, the Vans x FA AVE Pro is the perfect union of two brands rooted in breaking the mold.
- ULTIMATEWAFFLE™ - A truly unique outsole construction combining built-in Impact Cushioning, Superior Boardfeel, and an internal stabilizing shank for Perfectly Balanced Support.
- UNRIVALED DURABILITY - Reinforced DURACAP™ underlays and RAPIDWELD™ no-sew construction create durable uppers built to withstand the daily abuse of skateboarding.
- LOCKED-IN FIT - The LUXLINER™ tongue and internal liner integration provides the locked-in fit that skaters demand.