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New DEFCON Vans dropping this weekend

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We're not sure how DEFCON does what it does, but it manages to regularly, if rarely, pull off some damned cool brand collaborations. This year, the tactical street style brand (or street style tactical brand?) dips back in the Vans well and comes up with a tweak to its successful SK8-Hi Notchback Pro sneakers. Instead of the contrasting white foxing used on last year's Notchback, this limited run features black foxing that compliments the MultiCam Black patterned upper. Foxing is the wide band at ground level that surrounds and seals the sole to the upper. If you already knew that, you're smarter than us. We had to look it up.

The small change moves the updated DEFCON Vans away from a skater look and into something a lot more subdued styling that'll fly a little lower under the radar when it comes to uniform regs, we gather. There are other styling touches that may interest our readers, such as a Velcro patch on the tongue and FRONT TOWARD ENEMY labeled footbeds. But, if the demand for these is similar to the bum rush for last year's trio of DEFCON's MultiCam Vans, they won't last long.

The shoes go on sale at the DEFCONGROUP.COM webstore at 6:00 AM PST this Saturday, November 10th, 2018, and will also be available through select retailers, such as Supreme shops. We're told DEFCON's site will list its retail partners, should you arrive after the mothership is sold out.

Details about the shoes from DEFCON:


SIZES: 5.0 – 15.0

Premium Fire-Proof Warrior Suede
Water proof treatment on upper
MultiCam Cordura nylon textiles
DRi-LEX lining throughout
Gusseted tongue
Military detailing from DEFCON identity to BDU specs
Custom Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom artwork
Hesh Goat embossed heel stamp
Durable reverse lug outsole and Knurled texture foxing tape
Packaged in custom box with additional cord laces

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