With a name like "Defcon" anything but a military-inspired collaboration would be a missed opportunity. Their past collaborations with Vans have fallen under that theme and this latest look just further echoes that utilitarian feel.

The side panels are dressed in grey Maritime Assault Suit flavored ballistic mesh which is countered by navy pigskin suede running along the heel, toe and tongue. Both the British and American armed forces are given a salute courtesy of the shoe's hangtags while a lighting bolt graphic strikes the outsole.

Veterans Day may have already passed but if you know a sneaker loving soldier we are sure they'd still appreciate a pair of these as a gift. Look for them at select Vans retailers starting on Nov. 15.

[Via Hypebeast]