Size and fit

The DC Heathrow is a unisex shoe available in men’s sizing in Standard or Medium width ranging from 4 to 14. It includes half sizes. For the ladies who wish to cop a pair of this low-tops, it is advisable to get 1.5 to 2 sizes smaller than your typical women’s sizing.

The fit is generally true to size, but the cleatie construction of this shoe tends to give a snug and narrow fit that most buyers, especially wide-footed wearers, find a bit unsatisfactory. Hence, for a more comfortable fit, a half or full size bigger than your usual will do the trick.

The shoe also features a lace-up closure, but it is mainly for aesthetics since the cleatie construction and the mesh upper already provides a fit that conforms to the feet.

DC Heathrow Style

The DC Heathrow is a low-top skate-inspired sneaker that boasts an athletic-yet-casual vibe in varying colors, prints, and materials. Microsuede reinforcements complete the mesh upper for breathable comfort that will take you to places. Minimal branding is visible on the tongue and side panels, which only adds to the shoe’s always-on-the-go character.

Notable Features

This low-top casual shoe from DC may appear timeless-looking with its minimal design and subtle colors, but it has its fair share of noteworthy features that earn the spotlight.

First off the list is the entire upper in cleatie construction and a combination of microsuede and mesh as primary materials – a perfect formula for a secure, lightweight, breathable, and extremely comfortable fit that your feet deserve. This already impressive upper sits atop a UNILITE midsole, which only adds more lightweight feel, flexibility, and comfort.  

DC Heathrow History

Relatively a young shoe brand, DC Shoes, Inc. is known best for its skateboarding and snowboarding apparel, footwear, and accessories. It was founded in 1994 by Damon Way and Ken Block, and acquired by Quicksilver in 2004.

Today, its lineup still consists of popular skate shoes that professional and amateur skaters alike, and the rest of the sneaker market patronize. It also produces lifestyle or casual shoes that stay true to the brand's skateboarding or snowboarding heritage and one of such is the DC Heathrow.

The DC Heathrow is one of the brand’s highest selling and successful low-top shoe that first dropped in 2016. Its athletic-inspired roots are evident in its casual silhouette fit for everyday use, with lightness and utmost comfort that can be attributed to the microsuede and mesh upper and the UNILITE sole. The sock-like cleatie construction, on the other hand, ensures a snug and secure fit.

With its continuous triumph, the DC Heathrow further evolved into countless colorways and iterations that are all as successful as the original silhouette. Among these are the Heathrow Prestige, the Heathrow IA, and the Heathrow SE.

Additional Info

  • The UNILITE sole technology from DC is lightweight and flexible. It is designed to move with the feet with improved cushioning and impact protection.
  • The DC Heathrow also features an Ortholite footbed for added in-shoe comfort.
  • There is an internal toe cap reinforcement for additional support in the forefoot.
  • Also an added feature is a pull tab on the heel for easy on/off wearing.
  • This low-top shoe is also available in kids’ sizing.


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