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. This is sure to go extremely quickly, so get a pair while you can, if you can.
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Shoe manufacturer Supra has teamed up with Rothco to produce special variants of the Stacks Vulc II and Vaider shoes, as well as a “medium transport bag” backpack.
The Stacks Vulc II features a suede and ballistic fabric upper, both black, with gunmetal hardware and olive accents. The laces consist of black nylon rope with olive speckle. The interior is made of padded mesh with a shemagh tactical scarf pattern. The Stack Vulc II also features white foxing with Rothco heel scabs.
The Vaider features an olive drab ballistic fabric upper, with an embroidered black Velcro heel collar, olive drab hardware, and a traditional Vaider metal tongue slider. The interior is made of padded mesh with a shemagh tactical scarf pattern. The Vaider also features white foxing with Rothco heel scabs.
The Supra x Rothco Medium Transport Backpack is made from black cotton canvas. It features multiple zippered storage compartments with a water repellent lining. The shoulder straps are padded, and the back consists of padded mesh for comfort and breathability. The backpack also comes with custom Supra and Rothco nametapes.
Under Armour’s Mobtown basketball shoe features a slim athletic cut designed to offer better mobility by eliminating the bulk of extra fabric. The camouflage upper, called Dune (it’s not licensed MultiCam, but it’s certainly inspired by Crye’s pattern), is made from water-resistant canvas. The ultra-soft collar lining and full-length Micro G sockliner make up the inside of the shoe.
Also available with a Black full-grain leather upper.
Today is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to celebrate GE and JackThreads are releasing a street-ready version of the moon boot GE developed for the astronauts. Limited to only 100 units, The Missions are made from a stabilized carbon fiber upper, thermoplastic rubber, 3M Scotchlite reflective material, and hydrophobic coating. The price? 196.90 (clever, huh?).
In approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes from this post publishing – July 20th, 4:18 PM, the exact time and date of the moon landing, The Missions will be available here: www.jackthreads.com/themissions.
Gost Barefoot is a German company that makes what can be described as chainmail minimalist shoes. The PaleoBarefoot series is made from stainless steel chainmail. The shoes are built for strolling, light hiking, and walking on natural surfaces and in water. For more ‘urban’ environments, they also sell “Multi-Paws”, attachable soft sole spots based on animal paws that provide grip on smooth and paved surfaces.
In case you haven’t heard, Lucas Films (read: Disney) and Vans recently collaborated on a series of Star Wars-themed shoes. Now, if you’re planning on getting a pair, they’d have to feature the galaxy-far-far-away’s most feared bounty hunter, right? Aside from the presence of the Fett, the shoes also feature Vader, a Stormtrooper, and a vaguely Woodland-esque pattern with trees and Star Wars-logo branding throughout. Pick up a pair online, or at any licensed Vans dealers and shops.
Thanks to ‘CJ’ for the tip!
The MultiCam Scamp is the result of a collaboration between Freewaters and SKD Tactical. The Scamp is the first commercial sandal with authentic, IR-compliant MultiCam material, featured on the soft webbing toe strap. It also features an ultra-comfortable footbed pattern licensed from Therm-A-Rest, akin to a Z Lite sleeping pad, which channels out water and air cools the foot. The strong, sponge rubber outsole provides grip and flexibility. Additionally, 1% of Freewater’s sales go to well digging projects in impoverished countries with areas without access to fresh water.
This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.
Although calling solid black camouflage is a bit lazy, the rest of the shoes in the Cole Haan Camo Collection features some neat camos, from the standard woodland-esque Forest Camo and desert camo to the more unique Green Multi Mosaic and Red Multi Mosaic camouflages.
In case you missed them, 6PM.com is currently offering 4 of the styles of Vans LXVI shoes in MultiCam. Stock and sizes are limited, however the shoes are also being offered at a deep discount, meaning this may be your best, and least expensive, chance to get a hold of a pair.
Phantom suede ‘Jack Purcell’ sneakers from Converse featuring camouflage print, polished grommets, and black laces. Has padded footbed and textured rubber outsole.
If you’re looking for a pair of sneakers in the Japanese Self Defense Force ‘Jeitai’ (appropriately enough, that’s the Japanese name for the JSDF) pattern, then these Nike Air Max 90 SP might very well be your only option.
Hat Tip: Kicks On Fire
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”.
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.
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/
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!
*These last two retailers are overseas, so expect a higher price than domestic coupled with high shipping rates.
This article was originally posted on Soldier Systems Daily.
Spira and Duck Dynasty have partnered up to create officially licensed Duck Dynasty camouflage shoes. The shoes are based on Spira’s Stinger XLT performance shoe which features WaveSpring technology. They’re currently up for croudfunding on RocketHub, where they’ve already exceed their initial $100,000 goal. It’s also implied that only through RocketHub that the featured versions of these shoes can be obtained; they’re billed as limited edition. What’s really cool about the funding, however is that by exceeding the funding goal, A&E is donating $20,000 to America’s VetDogs, an organization that provides service dogs for disabled veterans and active duty personnel.
Nike has released a new line of Air Max sneakers in various camouflage patterns for the Spring/Summer season. It turns out the camouflages are even based on actual patterns fielded by the armed forces of various nations: the Air Max 1 and Air Max BW use a US/French camo hybrid, the Air Max 90 and 97 use an Italian camo, the Air Max 1 the Air Max 180 uses a German pattern, and Japanese and British patterns can be found on Air Max 90 and 95s.
These are a limited reproduction run of sneakers by Japanese company LOSERS. They feature a black suede and camouflage design on the upper with a sharktooth grin by artist and designer Sneaker Wolf.
hat tip: Hypebeast
Nike has taken their iconic Air Force 1 shoe and infused some design details inspired by combat boots to create this mid cut “boot”. It features a leather and mesh upper for comfort and breathability and rubber outsole for traction and durability. The durable foam midsole features a full-length Air-Sole unit for lightweight cushioning. Available in three colors: Golden Harvest, Black, and Raw Umber.
Reebok will soon be supplementing the already wide range of color options for their CrossFit Nano 2.0 shoe with options for two digital camouflage patterned uppers. Both designs use a khaki-colored base, and feature either brown or green secondary tones. They’ll be available October 1st.
Hat Tip: Kicks On Fire
Tactical Distributors is having another sale, celebrating the day of independence of the United States of America! The sale runs from today, July 2nd, to midnight July 7th. 20% off everything storewide (excluding EOTech, Aimpoint, and SureFire) with free overnight shipping on all orders $100 and over (excluding oversized orders and most Pelican cases). Just use promo code ‘LIBERTY20′ at checkout.
Continuing the proud tradition on TFB of announcing any shoe we can find with a camouflage pattern, we present the Air Force 1 Low Max Air VT. It features a full-length vis air unit (insole) with “total orange color”, and a canvas Vac-Tech constructed upper in Woodland camouflage. It also features wax laces, embossed leather tongue and heel tabs, and distinct cushioning.
No word on pricing or availability yet.
A collaborative effort between Nick Wooster and Leffot has led to these woodland camo shoes. The Brogue Cap Toe and Wingtips, made in England by Alfred Sargent, are made from camo suede with triple leather soles. They’ll debut in September of this year, priced at $750 for the Brogue Cap Toe, and $695 for the wingtip. Pairs can currently be reserved with a 20% deposit. The materials are nice, but you’re definitely paying for the name with these shoes.
It’s the iconic Chuck Taylor sneaker, but made into a military-inspired boot form. The upper is a non-waterproof powdered suede and it features heavy-duty laces. Pretty interesting, and cool-looking, if not totally functional as an actual boot. Comes in two colors: Chocolate (Brown) and Castlerock (Black).
You can buy them here.
These Woodland-esque camouflage-printed sneakers by Upper Echelon Shoes feature a side zip, rubber sole, and padded insole. They also feature ‘gold’ chains that lay over the laces, which, depending on taste, may be a positive. If not, then a good pair of wire cutters would remedy that design choice real quick.
Available for purchase here.
Coming February 2012, Converse will be releasing special edition Chuck Taylors based on cartoon hip-hop/electronic band The Gorillaz. Four prints will be available, all taken from artwork done by Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the band. Appropriately enough (for this blog, anyway) the only print images released so far are of the camouflage seen on the ‘Geep’ featured on the cover of the band’s self-titled debut album. They’ll be available internationally from select retailers and online stores and will retail for approximately 60 USD.