Size and fit

The DC Chelsea TX is a women-exclusive shoe available from size 5 to 11, including half sizes, in B Medium width. It has a low-top profile with a soft canvas upper material that permits flexible movement of the feet and a traditional lace-up closure with five sets of metal eyelets for a customizable and snug fit. The overall support is sufficient. The collar is foam-padded, and the EVA footbed is cushioned for added in-shoe comfort.

DC Chelsea TX Style

The DC Chelsea TX, otherwise referred to as Chelsea Textile, exhibits a casual flair fit for everyday adventures. It is made available in several colorways with varying hues from toned-down to brightly colored ones. The low-top profile combined with a soft canvas upper allow versatile wearing while maintaining a relaxed overall look for the ladies. It looks best when paired with jeans, shorts, leggings, or even summer dresses.

Notable Features

The DC Chelsea TX has this casual appeal that can be lined up with shoes great for everyday functions. However, if you carefully, you will notice that there is a more functional feature incorporated into the canvas upper of this shoe. There is an added toe cap in a similar material that blends well to the upper and functionally enhances the shoe's overall durability while retaining its laid-back flair.  Down the sole is DC’s signature pill-patterned tread. The sole also has a pivot point which allows flexible movement or easy twist and turns without any knee and ankle pain.

DC Chelsea TX History

Established by Damon Way and Ken Block in 1994, DC Shoes, Inc. is a brand known best for its lineup of apparel, accessories, and footwear for extreme sports mainly skateboarding and snowboarding. In just a year since it launched, the company’s revenue hit a $7 million mark and continued growing throughout the years. In 2004, it was brought by Quicksilver for $87 million.

To date, the DC Shoes, Inc. remains as one of the front liners in the extreme sports footwear category. In particular, the brand has a strong lineup of favorite skate shoes that both skaters and casual buyers regularly patronize. It also designs and manufactures casual sneakers that remain true to the brand’s heritage.

The DC Chelsea TX is one of the many promising shoes from the brand. It is made exclusively for the ladies with a canvas upper, pill-patterned sole, vulcanized construction, vent holes for breathability, and metal eyelets.

Additional Info

  • The “TX” in the name stands for “textile.”
  • The DC Chelsea TX also features a breathable textile fabric lining that helps wick away moisture.
  • Each shoe (single item and not a pair) weighs about 11 oz.
  • The inner side of each shoe features ventilation holes for added breathability.
  • The eyelets are of metal material for improved durability.


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