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Reebok – U.S.C.M. Bug Stomper Shoes

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Inspired by the United States Colonial Marines garb as seen in 1986’s Aliens, these Bug Stomper shoes are pretty rad looking. Consisting of a full-grain leather upper, the Bug Stompers feature USCM camouflage accents, Velcro straps, and a ‘Bug Stomper’ label, as well as the Bug Stomper ‘We Endanger Species’ motto on the right shoe rear pull tab.

Here’s the full feature set as pulled direct from the product page:

Full grain leather upper
Soft, supportive feel
Die-cut EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning
Moulded sockliner offers durable cushiony comfort
High-abrasion-resistant rubber outsole adds durable responsiveness

The U.S.C.M Bug Stomper Shoes will be made available this coming Saturday, 4/25 at the link below. They’ll be available an an extravagant markup on eBay shortly afterwards.


Sneak Peek – DEFCON x Vans MultiCam Black Notchback Pro

Monday, November 5th, 2018

DEFCON is proud to announce the long awaited follow up to last years Vans® trio with an expanded capsule built around the new version SK8-HI™ NOTCHBACK PRO in MULTICAM® BLACK.


• Premium Fire-Proof Warrior Suede®
• Water proof treatment on upper
• 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

The Footwear is complimented by a range of apparel and accessories available exclusively at DEFCONGROUP.COM webstore which opens 0600 PST SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2018.

Combat FlipFlops – Limited Edition Black AK – 47

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

This article was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

With all the angst toward black guns, CFF remade of the classic AK-47 for the gun lovers and the not-so-gun lovers. These noir beach cruisers are available in a limited run and deliver in April.

Available in Men’s Sizes 7 through 15 or Women’s Sizes 5 through 11


Combat Boot Rubber Out sole

EVA mid-layers

Cow Leather Deck

Cow Leather Upper

Embossed Poppies

Cast 7.62 x 39mm Casings

Made in Bogota, Colombia

Remember, purchase a pair and fund one Day of Secondary School for an Afghan Girl.


Haven – Special Field Air Force 1 Mid QS

Friday, June 9th, 2017

These Nike SF AF-1 shoes sport a military-inspired design, with a custom tigerstripe camo ballistic nylon upper with printed military type, and full grain leather overlays. The ankle collar is secured with a single ankle strap, and dual access zippers allow for quick don/doff.


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.


Combat Flip Flops – The Amputee Retrofit Strap

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

The Amputee Retrofit Strap (ARS) is a new product from Combat Flip Flops, an accessory strap which secures their new Floperator model flip flop to a prosthetic leg. It was manufactured in association with Tactical Tailor, and is intended to give Veteran amputees the ability to wear the Floperator model flip flops.


Currently, the Amptee Retrofit Strap is available as a free accessory with the Floperator. No word yet on whether the ARS will be offered as a stand-alone product, but stay tuned for further news.


Adidas – Tubular GSG9 Shoes

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Tubular GSG9 Shoes

These new shoes from Adidas are kinda interesting looking, with an upper that looks a bit like a tactical boot, and a tubular outsole. The upper features Cordura nylon with shaggy suede overlays, and a debossed tongue logo.


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

Friday, January 30th, 2015


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.


Supra x Rothco Project

Friday, December 19th, 2014


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.

Stacks Vulc II

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.

Rothco Supra Backpack
Supra x Rothco Backpack

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 – Men’s UA Mobtown Shoes

Sunday, August 10th, 2014


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.


JackThreads X GE X Android Homme – ‘The Missions’ Apollo 11-Inspired Shoes

Sunday, July 20th, 2014


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 – Chainmail Shoes

Monday, July 7th, 2014


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.


Star Wars Vans – Boba Fett Camo

Sunday, June 15th, 2014


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!

Freewaters/SKD Tactical – MultiCam Scamp Sandals

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Scamp 1

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.

Cole Haan Camo Collection

Thursday, January 30th, 2014


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 – MultiCam Vans – Limited Sizes Available

Monday, January 6th, 2014

MultiCam Shoes

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.





Converse Jack Purcell Black & White Camo

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013


Phantom suede ‘Jack Purcell’ sneakers from Converse featuring camouflage print, polished grommets, and black laces. Has padded footbed and textured rubber outsole.


Nike Air Max 90 SP “Camouflage Collection” – Japan

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Air Max Japan

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

DEFCON X Syndicate AOR Shoes – They’ve Arrived!

Friday, October 18th, 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 Vans 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


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 Duck Dynasty Camouflage Shoe

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


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 Air Max Spring/Summer Camouflage Collection

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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.

LOSERS – Uneaker Custom Shark Camo Black

Sunday, February 24th, 2013


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

Adidas Originals In DBDU-Inspired Camouflage

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Chocolate Chip Camo Bag

Adidas is releasing products in this DBDU/Chocolate-Chip Camouflage-esque pattern for their Spring/Summer 2013 Adidas Originals line.


Hat Tip: Ballerstatus.com

Nike Air Force 1 High DCN Military Boot

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

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.

Nike Air Force 1 High DCN Military Boot