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  • Top

    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
    $100
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Built with an OrthoLite sockliner, Unilite midsole, and Super Suede upper, the DC Kalis S skate shoe is intended to give your foot the much-needed support and comfort whether you are skating or not. It also features an internal bootie construction for a secure, sock-like snug fit. Sizes available are for men from US 7 to 13 in D Standard width.  

DC Shoes, Inc. honored pro skateboarder Josh Kalis’s legacy in modern street skateboarding by releasing the DC Kalis S skate shoes as a reinterpretation of his classic shoe. The low-top skate shoe resembles the original pro model from the 90s infused with modern technology.

As versatile as most DC skate shoes, the Kalis S is offered in several colorways such as White/Black/Gum, Black/White/Red, Red/Black/Grey, Navy/White, and Blue/White Blue. It can be worn with jeans, pants, or shorts for a casual getup in and out of skate parks.

DC and Josh Kalis came up with a modern skate shoe that radiates the pro skater's legacy in the skate community. Equipped with design and construction that can withstand every wear and tear of the sport, the Kalis S skate shoe has a one-piece Super Suede toe, which is 50% more durable than regular suede, paired with an abrasion-resistant sticky rubber outsole. It also features an internal bootie construction for a secure fit.

DC Shoes, Inc. or otherwise simply referred to as DC, released the DC Kalis S skate shoe in February 2019 as an addition to professional skateboarder Josh Kalis’s lineup of signature skate shoes from the brand.

This Super Suede version has Josh Kalis’ influence all-over it, from the design down to the performance-ready features. Its bulkiness brings out a surprisingly good board feel and flexibility. It comes with an ever-durable Super Suede toe, leather and textile upper, abrasion-resistant sticky rubber sole, internal bootie construction, and DC signature pill pattern tread.

Other Josh Kalis shoes from DC includes the DC Kalis Lite, DC Kalis OG, DC Kalis S Manolo, and more.

  • The DC Kalis S skate shoes also feature molded TPR logo, mesh lining, Unilite midsole, and OrthoLite footbed.
  • DC brandings are displayed on the quarter panel, tongue, sole, and heel.
  • Josh Kalis’s JK branding is seen on the heel part.
  • There are perforations on the toe box for ventilation.

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