Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Several purchasers expressed delight that the DC Chelsea SE is comfortable on foot and even better than they expected.
  • The color combination of this shoe is attractive, according to a couple of reviewers.
  • Many liked that the Chelsea SE has a simple and classic design that goes well with anything.
  • Several commenters expressed that this DC women’s skate shoe is so durable that their old pairs lasted for years.
  • Lots of reviewers described this low-top shoe as “cute” and “stylish.”
  • The DC Chelsea SE is budget-friendly.
  • This skate shoe is available in a myriad of colorways.
  • Some reviewers noted that this DC shoe is lightweight, unlike other skate shoes.
  • Heaps of wearers stated that the Chelsea SE fits true to size.
  • The majority of reviewers highly recommend this skate shoe from DC.

1 reasons not to buy

  • At least one reviewer stated that the DC Chelsea SE might not be the right shoe for you if you need more arch support.

Bottom line

Excellent fit, top-notch comfort, lightweight, and stylish look are enough characteristics that make the DC Chelsea SE a great everyday casual shoe for most buyers. Although designed as a women's skate shoe, the Chelsea SE extends its functionality beyond skate parks.

With its stylish look and great colors, combined with a comfortable fit, it became an easy, go-to choice of many for their day-to-day activities. Aside from that, this DC shoe is durable and long-lasting as claimed by several reviewers. Plus, it comes with an affordable price point. 

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: DC Casual Shoes
Price: $65
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Multi, Pink, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated DC sneaker
It has never been more popular than this February

The DC Chelsea SE women’s shoes are available in sizes that range from 5 to 11 in B Medium width. It exhibits a low-top construction that allows wearers a non-restrictive or flexible foot movement. The feet are secured by its traditional lace-up closure that can be tightened or loosened depending on the wearer’s preference. Both the tongue and collar are sufficiently padded for the much-needed in-shoe comfort and added protection. Overall hold and support are excellent.

These women’s DC Chelsea SE skate shoes feature a low-top silhouette in a lightweight textile or suede upper (depending on the colorway), a lace-up closure, and a vulcanized outsole. Ideal for casual use, the Chelsea SE exudes a sporty, laid-back look that goes well with a wide array of outfits. Women pair it with jeans, shorts, pants, skirts, and even dresses for their day-to-day activities.

Recent colorways of the DC Chelsea SE include Peach Parfait and the Black/Silver/Black.

The DC Chelsea SE is a skate shoe designed for the ladies. It flaunts a skate-approved aesthetic, with sufficiently padded tongue and collar, as well as a vulcanized sole construction for superior board feel and flexibility. Its upper material varies depending on the colorway, which can either be leather or suede. One feature that stands out, though, is the huge DC logo on the lateral side panel which provides character to the skate shoe silhouette.

DC Shoes, Inc. is a brand known for skateboarding and snowboarding apparel, accessories, and footwear for men and women. It was founded by Damon Way and Ken Block in 1994 and bought by Quicksilver for $87 million in 2004. To this day, DC is still a popular name not just in skate parks and the entire extreme sports community but also in lifestyle footwear category.

The DC Chelsea SE is a DC Shoes’ recent release that is specifically designed for women. It comes with a low-top profile, a lace-up closure, padded tongue and collar, and a vulcanized sole construction. Upper materials vary, which can either be leather or suede, depending on the colorway. Also featured are ventilation holes for added breathability. Like other DC shoes, the Chelsea SE features DC's trademarked Pill patterned outsole for superior traction.

  • The DC Chelsea SE features a central tongue tab that helps keep the tongue in place for a lockdown fit.
  • On the lateral sides are ventilation holes for added breathability and comfort.
  • The rubber outsole follows DC’s trademarked Pill pattern tread for optimum traction and features a pivot point.
  • DC brandings are visible on the lateral side, tongue, and insoles.
  • The metal eyelets enhance the shoe's durability.

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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.

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