Who should buy the DC Anvil SE

This low-cut DC sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a sneaker with vulcanized sole construction of a closer to the ground feel.
  • You are after a shoe with rubber material that acts as a barrier and offers efficient flexibility.

DC Anvil SE Logo

Style of the DC Anvil SE

Gone are the days when the skater boy look is deemed as an understated style and limited only to skateboarders. Skatewear has gradually sneaked into mainstream fashion and what was long an underground form is now regarded as a conventional style that it even gets a taste of the runway. Such a bug hit the DC Shoe brand, and as a reaction, it created silhouettes that allow skaters to still be active on their decks while giving them a desirable look even off the board.

DC Anvil SE Midsole

The low-top DC Anvil SE is one of the many styles under its skate-inspired portfolio which finds its appeal among non-skaters as well as wanting a durable sneaker that is moderately cushioned. It comes in various materials such as leather, a combination of suede and canvas. The leather version is a pleasant option to pair up with chinos and slim-fitted trousers while the canvas and suede is almost a no-brainer as it can migrate with any style of outfit.

DC Anvil SE Laces

Notable Features

DC Anvil SE has a practical design that keeps one secured with its supportive features. It offers a timeless sporty exterior that allows users to obtain interior comfort whether the feet gets covered under its leather or suede and canvas cover variations. This low-top carries the brand’s trademark Pill Pattern design on its rubber outsole which keeps feet stable on slippery surfaces and skateboards.

DC Anvil SE Toebox

History of the DC Anvil SE

In October 1994, DC Shoes moved to a 16,000-square foot facility which apart from skate goods it was selling waterproof outwear for snowboarding. So the brand did not only tap the skate crowd but the snowboarding group as well. The decision to further expand proved to be worth it when DC hit its $1.5-million success in revenues in its first year of operation under the new label.

DC Anvil SE Outsole

It seems like luck was on the side of DC while it was creating a trustworthy name in extreme sports lifestyle goods. The chains of progression in the subsequent years went on seeing a steady increase in earnings for DC mushrooming from $21 million in 1996 to around $100 million in 2003.

DC Anvil SE Heel

The primary objective of the brand throughout the years is to create a substantial change in skateboarding which was carried on after the company was sold to Quicksilver in 2004 for $87 million. In 2010, DC Shoes moved to Quicksilver’s headquarters in the same state, in the seaside city of Huntington Beach which became their permanent settlement until now.

DC Anvil SE Collar

Way and Block’s know-how in skateboarding and snowboarding gave them the leverage to level up in the game by introducing sneakers with tech features such as DGT, Performlite, and Pill Pattern. Not too long later it came up with the DC Anvil line, all with the trademark Pill Pattern on the outsole. The initial offering was the DC Anvil sneaker covered with durable suede, breathable vent holes, and vulcanized construction for an improved board feel. It was succeeded by different varieties such as the DC Anvil SE.

Facts / Specs

Base model: DC Anvil
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Colorways: Black / White / Grey
Special editions: One special edition
SKUs: 3002791 / 5064812703 / ADYS300147004 / ADYS30014710 / ADYS300147155 / ADYS3001472 / ADYS3001473BK / ADYS30014760 / ADYS300147KHB / ADYS300147KW0

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.