What did you do between the ages of 18 and 20? Put on 30 pounds of fast food fat? Taste test a buffet of illicit substances? Spend your Friday nights drinking 40s and sleeping in deck chairs out front of Foot Locker? Not if you grew up in Singapore. You'd be in peak physical condition and oiling up a gun while Major Payne stands over you shouting insults that he thinks are motivational. Doing two years time training in the army is mandatory in Singapore, as a message to the world – even though we don't really participate in wars ever, we've got a whole nation's worth of goons to take you on if you come for our kingdom. Although he's a lover not a fighter, sneaker custom artist SBTG has long been inspired by military motifs, and this latest work with the New Balance 996 makes the connection explicit in the preview pics you see above. There are two editions, the 'Bravo Romeo Section', which there are 15 pairs of, and the 'Bravo Romeo Specialist', which rolls in a smaller squad just five-deep. You can grab your fave from the Born & Raised pop-up store in Tangs Orchard.