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Vans and Defcon Resurrect the Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Available May 27 at Select Retailers Globally

Cypress, CALIF. (May 23, 2017) – While DEFCON origins remain classified, the projects stamped with their namesake speak volumes. Vans reunites with the stealth collective this spring to resurrect the Vans Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro, engineered with three new Multicam® patterns, Arid™, Tropic™, and Black™, specifically designed to reduce the visual and near-Infrared signature of a person in three distinct environments. As an ode to past projects, the Vans DEFCON Multicam® capsule comes full circle, completing the footwear outfit with new apparel fabrics originally developed for the US Army and tactical law enforcement.

Available at select Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide on May 27, the Vans Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro by DEFCON features:

• Premium Waterproof and Flame Retardant Wolverine Pig Suede®
• Water-Resistant treatment on uppers
• Multicam® Nylon textiles
• Dri-Lex™ moisture management linings throughout
• Gusseted tongue
• Military detailing from DEFCON identity to BDU specs
• Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom artwork
• Hesh Goat embossed heel stamp
• Durable reverse lug outsole and knurled texture foxing tape

DEFCON has evolved into a multifaceted study group responsible for the marketing and development of some of the leading brands in the tactical and streetwear worlds. Through both natural curiosity and fascination turned obsession, DEFCON has perfected their craft in media modifications, establishing their repute as a standalone brand.

The Vans by DEFCON limited-edition footwear and apparel capsule is available worldwide on May 27 at select Vans Pro Skate dealers. Visit Vans.com/skate to find authorized dealers near you.

“Down Time” Presented by DEFCON Group Media

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

 

Mark Owen for PRIME Ammunition featuring Salient Arms International.

London Bridge Trading – Extremely Limited Offering Of DEFCON Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” In MAS Grey

Friday, January 30th, 2015

DEFCON Mas Grey

Missed out on a chance to grab a pair of Vans Syndicate DEFCON Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” shoes in MAS Grey? Well, this could be your lucky break. Starting at 1200 EST today, LBT will be offering an extremely limited inventory of the Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” in MAS Grey, complete with matching MAS Grey dust cover and Red Lion Label tongue patch. These are sure to go extremely quickly, so get a pair while you can, if you can.

lbtinc.com

Vans Syndicate DEFCON – Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” In MAS Grey

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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DEFCON has just released details on their upcoming shoe collaboration with Vans and London Bridge Trading, Inc. This new limited edition variant of the Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” features premium pig suede, MAS Grey ballistic textiles, and a rugged reverse waffle tread outsole.

MAS Grey has a dark grey-green hue, and was first applied to USSOCOM’s FR Dry Suit, used by US Navy SEALs. Later, LBT load bearing systems and armor carriers in this color.

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The Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” will be available exclusively from Vans Syndicate retailers starting November 15th.

www.vans.com/syndicate.html

The History Of The Vans DEFCON Syndicate Brand

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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On the official Vans Syndicate blog, Vans has released a history of the DEFCON brand. DEFCON is a frequent collaborator with Vans Syndicate. They started their camouflage shoes packs in the mid 2000s and were the first in footwear to work with Crye Precision directly for a MultiCam shoe. We’ve covered their AOR-inspired camouflage shoes in the past. Check out the post through the link below. It’s a pretty good read, and you get to see a few images of their releases through the years.

Also, from what we’ve heard, there’s a brand-new limited edition shoe coming out under the DEFCON line. What could it possibly be? Stay tuned for further details!

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DEFCON X Syndicate AOR Shoes – They’ve Arrived!

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

The limited edition DEFCON X Syndicate AOR shoes have been released, and we managed to get a hold of pairs of both the AOR1 SK-8 Hi Notchback “S” and the AOR2 Old Skool Pro “S”.

SK-8 Hi Notchback S
Sk8-Hi Notchback “S”

The Sk8-Hi Notchback “S” features a reinforced tan Warrior Suede upper. The AOR1-inspired digital desert pattern is printed on ripstop panels. Additional features include the leather side stripe with nylon webbing, the gusseted tongue with Velcro patch, notch back heel, flipped waffle sole for grip, Dri-Lex lining, paracord laces, and a custom DEFCON patch.

Old Skook Pro S
Old Skool “S”

The Old Skool “S” features a black Warrior Suede upper, paired with an AOR2-inspired digital woodland pattern printed on ballistic mesh panels. Additional feature include flipped waffle sole for grip, Dri-Lex lining, and paracord laces. The Old Skool “S” is designed mainly for skating.

Where to buy the DEFCON X Van Syndicate AOR Shoes

DEFCON is a frequent collaborator with Vans Syndicate. They started their camouflage shoes packs in the mid 2000s and were the first in footwear to work with Crye Precision directly for a MultiCam shoe. www.defcongroup.com/

The Vans Syndicate line offers limited edition products available mainly through skate shops and specialty boutiques. A full listing of Syndicate licensed stores in your area can be found at www.vanssyndicate.com/

Where To Buy The DEFCON X Vans Syndicate AOR Shoes

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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There has been an overwhelming demand for information on where to buy the upcoming DEFCON X Vans Syndicate AOR shoes. Fortunately, we’ve obtained a list of retailers that consistently put at least a few pairs of Syndicate exclusives on their online stores. We were told they will all announce the shoes on their news / blog sections and usually launch in their store and online the same day. The given release date for the AOR shoes is October 15th. Please remember that supplies are limited; this is most definitely a ‘first-come-first-serve’ situation. If you’re looking for a pair then good luck!

shop.silostore.com

www.atlasskateboarding.com

510skateboarding.com

www.primitiveshoes.com

www.thepremierstore.com

skateparkoftampa.com/spot/

www.activerideshop.com

beatniconline.com

www.cncpts.com

caliroots.com*

www.flatspot.com*

*These last two retailers are overseas, so expect a higher price than domestic coupled with high shipping rates.

DEFCON X Vans Syndicate Digital Camo Collaboration

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Long time collaborators DEFCON and Vans Syndicate have once again partnered up, this time to produce a limited edition set of digital camo shoes featuring “non classified/non ITAR, visually similar versions” of the AOR patterns that have been adopted by the US Navy.

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Sk8-Hi Notchback “S”

The Sk8-Hi Notchback “S” features a reinforced tan Warrior Suede upper. The AOR1-inspired digital desert pattern is printed on ripstop panels. Additional features include the leather side stripe with nylon webbing, the gusseted tongue with Velcro patch, notch back heel, flipped waffle sole for grip, Dri-Lex lining, paracord laces, and a custom DEFCON patch.

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Old Skool “S”

The Old Skool “S” features a black Warrior Suede upper, paired with an AOR2-inspired digital woodland pattern printed on ballistic mesh panels. Additional feature include flipped waffle sole for grip, Dri-Lex lining, and paracord laces. The Old Skool “S” is designed mainly for skating.

DEFCON is a frequent collaborator with Vans Syndicate. They started their camouflage shoes packs in the mid 2000s and were the first in footwear to work with Crye Precision directly for a MultiCam shoe. www.defcongroup.com/

The Vans Syndicate line offers limited edition products available mainly through skate shops and specialty boutiques. A full listing of Syndicate licensed stores in your area can be found at www.vanssyndicate.com/