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    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $70
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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 boots, 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.

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