Vans "old skool pro BMX Dennis Enarson OLIVE/GUM" are leather-free

In the good and proper vegan skate shoe desert that is this world, some people who don't like to use leather might resort to a "BMX shoe".

In addition to some all canvas versions of the "old skool" shoe - and some versions that are all canvas EXCEPT the Vans strip that is actual real leather - Vans has an all synthetic colourway of an "old skool pro BMX", namely the "(Dennis Enarson) olive/gum" colourway.

Yes, quite a mouthful for a shoe's name. Also, I do not know who Dennis Enarson is, although Vans assures the customer that "Dennis Enarson is one of the most diverse BMX riders around". Being naturally curious (not really BMX curious), I googled "Dennis Enarson" and "vegan" and found nothing.

This shoe "features the revolutionary WAFFLECUP BMX construction. Specifically designed with the BMXer in mind, WAFFLECUP BMX construction provides unrivaled support and durability without having to sacrifice precious pedalfeel, including DURACAP upper reinforcement. A herringbone underlayer adds a second life beneath Vans' classic gum rubber compound that has a more rigid flex pattern-all reinforced like a tank. Designed, tested, and approved by today's top riders, the Old Skool Pro BMX is made with synthetic leather uppers."

As I know nothing about BMX, I would assume the mid-section of the shoe sole needs reinforcement. Not sure if this works for skateboarding.

Here's what the shoes look like:

Vans "old skool pro BMX Dennis Enarson olive gum"

Being naturally curious, I also googled "Vans" and "Donald Trump". I couldn't find anything extremely incriminating (within 2 minutes) but I found this (2019):

"A Vans retail employee in Overland Park, Kan., has been fired after he allegedly cursed at a 14-year-old customer wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat (popularized by President Donald Trump).
The teen boy was shopping with his family when the unnamed store employee muttered “F**ck you” to him. The encounter was caught on camera and uploaded to social media on Feb. 17. The child’s mother can be seen on video swiftly responding to the employee with, “He did nothing to you. What did you say to my son? To my 14-year-old son?”
The employee then said, “I’m sure he’s heard it before.” The outraged woman asks to speak to the store’s manager. “My son walked into this store. That gentleman cursed and told him, ‘Take off your hat.’ [My son] said nothing to him, [and] then he said, ‘F you’ to my son. My son said nothing to him, did nothing,” she is heard telling the manager before the video — which has now been viewed thousands of times online — ends."

A good enough reason not to buy Vans maybe.