Gear New DEFCON Vans dropping this weekend Rob Curtis November 6, 2018 Join the Conversation 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: FOOTWEAR OVERVIEW: STYLE: SK8-HI NOTCHBACK PRO MATERIALS: PIG SUEDE / CORDURA COLOR: (DEFCON) MULTICAM / BLACK / BLACK MTL #: VN0A38CARF0 SIZES: 5.0 – 15.0 FEATURES: 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 Explore RECOILweb:Helle of Norway Debuts the "Utvær" KnifeCaracal ReduxGalco Avenger Holster ReviewReplayXD Day At The Range NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.