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AVE Vans Pro shoe release in NYC

That's my problem: Ich can't say "No". I got asked if I wanted to fly to New York for a few days to hang out with Ave and I suddenly I'm already on the plane on my way to the states...

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I saw on Instagram that you posted that this is the first non-vulc shoe you skated in 15 years. How did the change come?

I think it’s just that shoe evolving from my last shoe the rapidweld. Just kinda the natural evolution to try out what you can do with a cup sole and I defiantly was a little bit nervous about it but also willing to do it because we were making shoes with Vans for me personally with them for 15 years and they all have been vulc you know. So it really have done that and even with my last shoe it’s like „well how do we start to do some new stuff, you know?“. So that was kinda the evolution of that and then any (1:08) I had towards the cup was always my past experience with it 15 years before which were very like stiff and bulky and you couldn’t feel your board and all that stuff like that so. You know here we are in 2019 and I remember the first day of skating in this shoe and I was like „wow“. It was good right out of the box like a pair of vulcanized shoes you know and I could feel my board and it was super sticky and all that stuff so yeah its been good actually. It saves my feet compared to the vulc.

Yeah I’m always skating cup soles to safe my feet a bit.

Yeah it’s more comfortable for sure.

How deep were you involved into the design process?

I was pretty much there the whole way threw but I would say that the majority of the design are based on kinda what I want was the design team making that. They are so good in what they do now and I could never make anything better then what they’re gonna bring to the table cause that’s what they’re doing all day. You know so again it’s just an evolution from the Rapidweld. I knew I just wanted welded parts and no stitching and make the show lighter and durable and not bulky. You know like a real technical shoe not one that just looks technical so they kinda take that what my ideas are and then they design the shoe and I’m like „sure what ever“ you know? That’s kinda how it works.

I saw the white colorway. I like the blue sole.

Yeah it’s so clear. I mean that one is kinda like a smoky grey sole but you can see the actual insole that’s build into the rubber. So that’s what the blue is. It’s the insole.

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