January 13, 2021
Vans AVE Pro, Reimagined by Beatrice Domond
Vans’ most technically advanced skate shoe meets classic, understated design
Growing up the only girl skater in small town Florida, Beatrice honed her skills watching ‘90s VHS tapes. Her progressive influence in skateboarding, combined with her unique style —which feels equal parts modern and throwback—have received accolades from the skate and fashion community alike. She brings these proclivities to her latest collaboration with Vans: a fresh take on the AVE Pro.
“Getting to do a colorway on the Ave Pro is pretty unreal. I mean, it's the most flattering compliment one can receive,” Beatrice said. “Anthony is a man of few words and high standards. He doesn't really settle, and it shows throughout his skating and in everything else he does. So, for him to want to do something with both our names on it is a lot of respect.”
Designed by Vans athlete and skate legend Anthony Van Engelen, the AVE Pro performs at the highest standard—AVE wouldn’t have put his name on it otherwise— and looks damn good doing it. Features include DURACAP and Rapidweld no-sew technology for preserved longevity, LuxLiner for optimum fit, and UltimateWaffle construction for superior board control. Beatrice incorporates her style through custom floral print on the sockliner and an ornate paisley design on the shoe’s quarters, inspired by her favorite childhood bedroom set: “I would dream on it of one day getting to be a part of something of this caliber,” she explains. “Not to get too sentimental… a lot of time and thought went into this. I really, really wanted it to be something special.” Her hand-drawn signature shows through the translucent outsole, and much like Beatrice, the shoe’s marshmallow and jade colorway is cool yet understated.