The guys here at LUXBMX agree that these shoes are absolutely epic to ride in! Durable, comfortable, lightweight and stylish. These are the real deal. At Vans Pro Skate, safety is their primary concern. When Vans pro Kyle Walker was nearly killed by an SUV while filming his now-famous breakout part in Vans’ Propeller skate video, the Vans design crew created a reflective pack for Kyle and the rest of their team to increase their visibility in low-light situations. Featuring a reflective ink technique and hi-vis strips, the AVE Pro also includes DURACAP and RapidWeld no-sew technology combined with LuxLiner inner linings for the optimum fit and durability, and the new UltimateWaffle construction. Finally, it includes suede, textile, and synthetic uppers, and Vans’ Original Waffle Compound outsoles for superior board control. We do not recommend wearing any items from this pack if running from the cops.