Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Wearing these kicks would surely fish for compliments while sporting them on the streets.
  • The sneaker is made of premium quality materials and a superb finish.
  • It is lightweight.
  • The materials, even though they are lightweight, are durable and would last a long time.
  • It has a sufficient and accommodating width.
  • A couple of buyers would certainly order another pair again under this brand because of this sneaker.
  • The DC Ashlar Mid-Top is a rejuvenated suede version of the desert cleat trend.
  • The leather component of the upper is pleasantly soft.
  • Users do not have to lace the shoe properly to maintain a secure fit.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One appalled user was disappointed that the front part of the shoe presses down on his big toes causing pains. He even explicitly mentioned that the Aeroprene liner pushes his foot toward exacerbating the problem.
  • A handful of wearers disliked that it ran a tad smaller.

Bottom line

Unveiling the DC Ashlar Mid-Top gave DC's skate-inspired repertoire a hip and fashionable option for sporting in style. The mid-top is packed with a goodie-goodie aesthetic emblazoning class which also fulfills the wearer's need for comfort and plush cushioning. The soft, buttery leather upper coincides with the Aeroprene liner for a wrap around pleasurable feel. Users should be aware of their foot size when buying this sneaker because it is ubiquitously known to run smaller than the standard size.

Facts

Rankings

A top 9% best sneaker
A top rated DC sneaker
It has never been more popular than this May

Supreme comfort is employed by combining Aeroprene interiors with a leather lining. The mid-top upper also utilizes a Unilite midsole for lightweight cushioning. Men can purchase a pair starting in full size runs beginning from 6 to 14 all in D medium widths.

Chukka-inspired footwear like the DC Ashlar Mid-Top is best partnered with pants and chinos for a more formal look. Though don't be fooled by its rich, textured upper because the sneaker can still pull-off shorts and gartered pants that totally unveils the whole silhouette. It is available in a myriad of colorways from muted tones of Raven and Pirate Black to enlightening pigments of white.

The jester-looking shape of the DC Ashlar Mid-Top comes with a full pack of leather details of suede and full-grain materials. The pull tab at the heel provides ease of entry while 2 pairs of laces offer the right amount of snug at the vamp. DC branding can be seen at the tongue, insole, outsole, and at the heel quarter flag.

DC began its journey at the dawn of the 90s where Ken Block and Damon Way caught up with each other to establish several entrepreneurial franchises. In 1991, the two bros started up Eightball Clothing with Damon finding stores to sell merchandise under the company name. Danny Way, Damon's brother, was the first to endorse the line as a skateboarder.

Revenue was growing, and a sense of diversification took place inside the minds of the duo by 1992. Bigger than it was regarding market and income, Eightball Clothing introduced another line of apparel into their catalog focusing on the other bottom half of the human body. Droors Clothing offered jeans in any style for the skater or non-skater alike. The business transitioned to be a corporation by 1993 under the title Circus Distribution, Inc.

Realizing a need to produce skate shoes, Way launched the DC footwear line in 1994 and officially named DC Shoes which was an acronym of Droors Clothing. At first, the rookie shoemaker started creating ties with prominent brands like Etnies and Vans to produce the first shipments of their products. Eventually, they settled with a Korean producer named Samil Tong Sang Company.

Business was booming for DC during the 90s reaching $20 million by 1996. By catering skaters with high-quality footwear, the brand went on to be one of the most respected skate companies to date. It was acquired by Quicksilver in 2004 and continues its heritage by incorporating new and improved technological feats in their line up.

As an attempt to deviate from their skatewear norm, DC reinvents their low profile silhouettes and vamps it up into Chukka mode evident with the DC Ashlar Mid-Top. The said sneaker overflows with class as shown by its premium leather and suede uppers in a mid-top cut. The pristine materials of its upper sit atop a Unilite midsole for lightweight cushioning.

  • It consists of a rubber outsole for protection and excellent grip.
  • The inner Aeroprene material improves breathability.

 

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com