DC E. Tribeka LE Leather
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Overview of this review
Size and fit
The women’s and men’s DC E. Tribeka Leather is explicitly created for skaters and casual walkers in a size range starting with 6 to 14 for men and 5 to 11 for women. These D medium width low top sneakers come in a traditional lace-up system for lockdown.
DC E. Tribeka LE Leather Style
Joggers and tracksuits complete the sporty look of the DC E. Tribeka LE Leather, but it is imperative to remember the color contrasts when partnering clothes with these low tops. For an edgier look, men and women can wear straight cut pants that are folded on the bottoms with matching high socks. Denim jeans, khaki shorts, and pants are always a staple for these which coincidentally match the available colorways of Black Gradient and White/Silver.
The retro-inspired sneaker has unique TPR elements along its lacebed and tongue branding. It is also built in a wavy, dual-density UniLite midsole for lightweight cushioning. Flipping the sneaker will uncover a Dynamic Grip Technology (DGT) rubber outsole which includes three different durometers.
DC E. Tribeka LE Leather History
From Eightball Clothing to Droors Clothing, the dynamic duo of Ken Block and Damon Way brisked their way into making revenue and caused a stir in the skateboard lifestyle scene. The success of Droors paved the way for the business to be a corporation under the name of Circus Distribution, Inc. Attracting skaters and non-skaters alike, the clothing line diversified into another sportswear platform that ensured their rightful place on the map.
DC Shoes was Damon Way’s baby project launched in 1994. Since then, the footwear producer had never stopped offering the public a good alternative for skating and casual clothing alternatives for the street style. But before creating their own line of shoes, they first have to develop ties with already coveted conglomerates like Vans and Etnies for manufacturing purposes. When DC no longer needed their training wheels, they eventually ended up with a Korean factory called Samil Tong Sang Company.
The brand soon became well-known for its high-quality footwear and turned out to be one of the highly-respected skate brands to date. Though it was acquired by Quicksilver in 2004, the sneaker brand flourished on its own via its prestigious catalog of shoes that not only skaters love, but also artists and icons.
Changing times mean changing needs thus in an attempt to keep up with the on-going chunky silhouette trend, DC introduced the E. Tribeka line. Though it was unclear whether they gained inspiration from the NYC TriBeCa area or whatnot, one thing’s for sure--DC is not messing around this time. With a campaign slogan of “Yours for the taking,” DC’s newest collection in the mid-2018 goes by the name of E. Tribeka.
The E. Tribeka franchise consists of a silhouette that is commercialized in such a way that it molds itself around the user. With a catchphrase that says “without you, they’re just an empty container for your feet,” the E. Tribeka collection sets a different mood for the coveted skate producer. The E. Tribeka bulges into the lifestyle scene in a platoon of colorways and material combinations which is even catapulted by several icons like Softest Hard, John Shanahan, Joshua Vides, Cyril Jackson, and Jimmy Gorecki.
One of the versions in the promising line that stood out was the DC E. Tribeka LE Leather which shines in genuine leather details on top of a gum-colored DGT outsole. The leather not only limits itself to glossy premium leather but Nubuck and Suede are also utilized on its different editions like the Pine colorway.
- It contains an Ortholite footbed for first-hand cushioning within the shoe.
- DC brandings are positioned at the lateral vamp overlay, the molded TPR tongue, insole, and outsole.
- A suede edition can also be found under the DC E. Tribeka LE leather model which comes in a Pine colorway.
- The shoe is constructed with mesh interiors, genuine leather/nubuck/suede uppers, and TPR accents.