Introducing the Vans x Independent Sk8 Hi collab shoe (shop here). Built on the classic Sk8-Hi silhouette with an Independent colorway and trim package, these special edition kicks also feature Vans-Pro Classic amenities, which includes an Ultra Cush HD insole and Duracap reinforcement on the outsole.
At ease, soldier! The Vans Syndicate team just released two new skate shoe collabs with DEFCON. Each style of DEFCON shoes are a non-classified/non-ITAR, visually similar version of the AOR camo patterns adopted by US Naval Special Warfare. There’s a Sk8-Hi Notchback and an Old Skool in the set. These “digital camo” colorways are only available at finer skate shops – elite members of the Vans Syndicate network.
The Vans Syndicate line offers limited edition products available mainly through skate shops and specialty boutiques. DEFCON has been a frequent collaborator with Vans Syndicate. Beginning their camouflage DEFCON shoes in the mid 2000’s, they were the first in footwear to work with Crye Precision using MultiCam colorways. MultiCam is a seven-color, multi-environment camouflage pattern developed by Crye Precision in conjunction with U.S. Army Natick labs.