Vans X Slam Product of the Week #18

This week we’ve chosen the AV Native as our product of the week.

The AV native American Low is an evolution of the ever-popular AV sk8-Low. Another collaboration with Ave has created this highly skateable shoe, that pays homage the classic AV sk8-low but has some much needed updates with the sole and upper.

Starting from the bottom up, the sole features the classic rubber waffle sole with a pro-vulc construction method. The sole combines the classic gum sole along with an orthlite sockliner that offers a light-weight and predictable cushioning whilst giving the added benefit of a sole that has antimicrobial, odor-eliminating properties ensuring superior board feel without losing out on protection meaning, technically, the AV Native American Low offers greater protection and board feel than the AV sk8-low.

Visually, the shoe has also developed. With similar stitching detail along the side of the upper to keep true to the original AV sk8-low paneling there comes the addition of the classic vans side stripe, giving the old classic a fresh update. The AV Native American Low also has a little extra cushioning within the paneling to make for a more protective skate shoe.

See our full collection over on the Slam website and come down to the Vans Basement to try a pair on, we have additional colourways both instore and online. At the moment, with any Vans purchase in store we have exclusive free gifts for you, so hopefully see you soon!

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