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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
    $90
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Built with a medium width, the DC Shoes E. Tribeka comes in men’s sizes, ranging from 6-14. The shoe’s upper material varies according to the chosen color, but it’s consistent in delivering a firm feel. It has a low-cut silhouette that keeps the ankle free, while the lace-up closure ensures that the fit is secure and snug.

The E. Tribeka from DC Shoes is offered in many colorways, such as Black/Athletic Red/Battleship, Black/Blue/Red, Desert Camo, and Pewter. These options have a sporty and retro appeal that will go well with both casual and athleisure clothes. Jeans, shorts, joggers, pants, and chinos along with sweatshirts, tank tops, and t-shirts will showcase the sneaker’s street-ready flair.

Depending on the colorway, the low-top DC E. Tribeka shoes is made up of specialty leather, nubuck, suede or a textile upper. It has a molded lace eye stay that adds an ultra-modern touch, while the multicolored paneling gives the shoe a retro look. Mesh lines the sneaker for a well-ventilated feel.  

Branding accents include the molded DC logo on the tongue. It's also debossed on the sides and the toe. A pull tab at the rear helps in pulling the shoe on or off. The tongue and collar have sufficient padding for additional comfort around the ankle.

DC Shoes was founded in June 1994 in California by Ken Block and Damon Way. The name originally stood for Droors Clothing, another brand that the pair had established. However, the label is now defunct, and so DC stands on its own. From the beginning, DC sneakers were recognized for their street style and performance – a lofty reputation that still exists today.

One of the brand’s exciting releases is the DC E. Tribeka, which is a shoe made for transitioning from everyday wear to skatepark shedding. It has a modern feel balanced by a throwback flair. It's eye-catching, and it delivers, ideal for individuals who want to get more out of their kicks.

This skate-inspired silhouette showcases DC’s signature elaborate yet subtle design. It has a chunky look, yet it does not hinder one’s movements, proving that style doesn’t have to sacrifice comfort.

  • The dual density Unilite midsole delivers lightweight comfort and support.
  • Cushioning is provided by the Ortholite footbed.
  • The rubber outsole is made with Dynamic Grip Technology, which has three different rubber durometers for grippy support.

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