Vans and DEFCON Resurrect the Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro

Available Saturday, May 27 at Select Retailers Globally

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. 

303 Boards
1338 Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80218

510 Skateboarding
2506 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Atlas Skateboarding
209 2 Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401

Black Sheep
830 Lamar Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

Familia Skateboard Shop
835 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Furnace Skate
10100 Valley View St
Buena Park, CA 90620

Humidity Skate Shop
515 Dumaine St
New Orleans, LA 70116

3906 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

4651 Kingswell Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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160 Easton Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

812 W. 12TH St
Austin, TX 78701

Orchard Skateshop
156 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA 02134

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335 E San Bernardino Rd
Covina, CA 91723

880 N. East St #204
Frederick, MD 21701

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Premier Skateboarding
10 Weston St
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211 Lark St
Albany, NY 12210

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Tampa, FL 33605

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510 Iowa St
Houston, TX 77587

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Atlanta, GA 30307

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309 E Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309

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The Fort
23994 Aliso Creek Rd
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1820 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Val Surf
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