Size and fit

The DC Evan Hi LE utilizes a traditional lacing system with a generous amount of eyelets for its lockdown. Women can avail a pair of these pristine sneakers in sizes ranging from 5 to 11 which are all constructed in B medium widths.

DC Evan Hi LE Style

Waist high jeans and long draping black tees with matching wayfarer shades perfectly accentuate the DC Evan Hi LE. Jeggings, leggings, and skinny pants are also top options in partnering the sneaker. The tonal light colors also complement sundresses and skirts for an outgoing look.

Notable Features

The retro imagery of the DC Evan Hi LE was flawlessly delivered by the vulcanized outsole with premium pro details like the extended rubber toe cap. Plush padding can be seen along the collar and suede uppers complete the sophisticated look. The high top sneaker’s cream colorway deviates from the others due to its slimmer lacing.

DC Evan Hi LE History

Ken Block and Damon Way were new found buddies when they sat beside each other during an Algebra class in the latter years of the 80s. Little did our two protagonists know that their friendship would spark a clothing franchise that would one day dominate the skate scene. Packed with a good sense of design and passion for creating something new, the duo established Eightball Clothing with the thought of expanding via the help of Block’s parents who lent them $10,000 to move to a warehouse.

The shirt designs of Eightball clothes proved to be such a hit in skate shops in the early 90s. Revenue from the shirt-company enabled the brand to diversify into another apparel line which specializes on jeans. Droors Clothing, also known to hail from the word drawers, became a well-known entity in providing skaters with fresh clothes for the bottom half of their bodies. Not only did it showcase top-quality jeans, but it also introduced consumers to busy tracksuits and baggy outfits.

The initials D and C of Droors Clothing was refurbished and made into another successful franchise called DC Shoes in 1994. The brand was Damon Way’s concept which paved the way for humanity’s first glimpse on paid pro skater endorsements. By 1997, DC and its skate team had toured the world intensively. Celebrity names like Rob Dyrdek and Danny Way became its quintessential characters during the 90s.

Since then, DC Shoes became well known for their hands-on approach with board athletes. Another promising ambassador on the list is Evan Smith, an Orlando-born skater with out-of-this-world skills. The upheld skater introduced a comedic commercial in 2016 showcasing his new shoes called Evan Smith’s. The gnarly ad contained silhouettes of a monstrous pump which turns out to be Smith’s own model.

Smith had stayed loyal to the DC team since his induction in the years before 2011. His inclination with the vintage design of footwear enabled him to create a super durable low profile sneaker with an ingenious sole which, according to the commercial, has a sole of its own. Eventually, the Evan Smith became a staple in DC’s skate catalog in the following years.

DC was generous enough to include ladies to the Evan Smith commotion thus creating a model specifically for the feminine taste. The DC Evan Hi LE is a high top sneaker built with the flair and finesse of a lifestyle facade. It copies the imagery of the Evan Smith Pro line with a bit of a twist via the thin lacing.

Additional Info

  • A DC Impact-I Inflexion vulcanized technology provides underfoot cushioning and maximum board feel.
  • The sneaker’s design is based on the Evan Smith Pro model.
  • Suede and premium leather materials cover up the sneaker’s upper.
  • A DC flaglet is positioned around the lateral side of the vamp.


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