Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The DC Kalis LE Leather provides remarkable comfort; many reviewers have shared.
  • Like most DC Casual sneakers, this kick is sold at an affordable price point.
  • Buyers can select from two colorways.
  • Most wearers share that they find this kick true to size.
  • The stylish look has been commended several times in the review section.
  • According to some skaters, this sneaker has an excellent board feel.
  • Some satisfied users consider this pair as lightweight.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few critics mention that they find the fit of DC Kalis LE a tad too snug.
  • It takes a while to break in this model, which disappoints a couple of buyers.

Bottom line

To continue to honor Kalis for his outstanding performance, DC launched a limited edition kick of the renowned DC Kalis silhouette. With its familiar look, the majority of buyers and onlookers applaud the style of DC Kalis LE. 

This shoe can almost always hold up any activities, be it while skating or cruising the city streets. It was conceptualized with street fashion in mind without sacrificing the overall comfort and affordability.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Josh Kalis
Collection: DC Casual Shoes
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Gum Sole, Leather, Mesh, Nubuck, Suede
Features: Orthotic friendly
Price: $85
Colorways: Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 8/10
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The low-top DC Kalis LE Leather is presented in men's sizing. This sneaker uses mesh on its lining for added comfort. Also, the Ortholite on its footbed and the Unilite found on the midsole runs lightweight cushioning and support. DC engineered this model with bootie construction, reinforced with a lace-up closure system for an adjustable and secure fit suitable for the quick flicks.

The DC Kalis LE shoes not only excels in the skateboarding realm but also in the lifestyle street fashion. Depending on the colorway, this model is made of suede, nubuck, leather, or textile on its upper. Meanwhile, the white midsole has angles and patterns for added style and support.

DC offers this is two hues - grey/dark navy and grey/black/red. Wearers usually are seen sporting this kick with thick twill trousers and oversized hoodie for a genuine Thrasher ensemble. To look extra dapper, combine this kick with grey suit with white long sleeve shirt to flaunt an effortless debonair yet rugged appeal. For a calm and relaxed vibe, a jacket and a pair of skinny jeans also work well with the DC Kalis LE Leather sneakers for men.

What makes the LE Leather variation of DC Kalis remarkable is its colorways. The suede and leather on the upper were dressed in hues inspired by the streets of Moscow and the marble risers in Victoria Park.

DC was established in 1994 as a company that produces high-quality and fashionable footwear for skating. Since then, the brand has been unstoppable in providing premium products at par with other well-known brands. DC partnered with various endorsers to create unique and exceptional footwear apt for the skateboards.

Josh Kalis, a global professional American skater, known for his street skateboarding style, joined the DC company in 1997. He has been a long-time rider sponsored by DC and eventually joined as a collaborator. Together with the brand, they designed a line that brags durability, comfort, and style with pieces of history of skateboarding.

DC x Kalis sneakers embody the reflection and passion of Kalis in skateboarding. His style has greatly influenced many aspiring stars and riders all over the world. As an addition to the impressive DC x Kalis lineup, the brand launched another revamped edition of the DC Kalis- the DC Kalis Limited Edition Leather sneaker.

  • The sticky rubber outsole of DC Kalis LE Leather has the pill-pattern tread, a trademark of the brand. It aims to deliver superb traction and grip on and off the board.
  • This pair has a molded TPR logo.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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