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Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: DC Casual Shoes
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Leather, Nubuck, Suede
Features: Breathable
Price: $70
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Grey, White
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Exclusively offered in men’s sizing, the DC Barksdale is available in sizes 6 to 14. This skate shoe generally runs true to size and can fit users with narrow to slightly wide feet. Users can also adjust the fit with the help of this shoe’s traditional lace-up closure.

Complete your skater getup with a pair of DC Barksdale, cargo shorts with large pockets, and an oversized shirt. This shoe also looks great with skate pants, graphic shirts, and hoodies. For a more casual ensemble, the Barksdale can be worn with denim shorts and straight-leg pants.    

The upper of the DC Barksdale differs depending upon the shoe’s colorway. It is available in leather, suede, nubuck, or canvas fabric. Nonetheless, the overall silhouette of this kick remains the same. The tongue and collar are packed with extra foam padding that offers excellent comfort while skating.

Also, this shoe is engineered with a sculpted performance cupsole, which offer enhanced support. On the outsole, this shoe features the brand’s trademarked Pill Pattern tread for superb grip on surfaces.

An interesting fact about DC Shoes (DC) is that it was started by 2 community college friends, Damon Way and Ken Block, in 1993. As proof that DC skate shoes were such a hit, the brand has reached $1.5 million in revenues in the same year that it was launched. 

Today, DC stands as one of the global brands with a plethora of clothing and footwear items for men, women, and kids. The company is not only focused on skate shoes, but it also has a line of lifestyle kicks, snowboard cleats, and outerwear, to name a few.

The DC Barksdale is among the popular skate shoes from DC. This eye-catching sneaker features a clean-toe design that is complemented by an embossed, screen-printed logo of the company. 

  • The DC Barksdale uses an internal mesh lining that provides an added level of comfort.


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.