Size and fit

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 cleatie construction for a secure, sock-like snug fit. Sizes available are for men from US 7 to 13 in D Standard width.  

DC Kalis S Style

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.

Notable Features

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 cleatie construction for a secure fit.

DC Kalis S History

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 cleatie 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.

Additional Info

  • 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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