Verdict from 46 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the consumers find the DC Legacy 98 Slim to be "stylishly dope."
  • A number of loyal skate sneaker fans loved this shoe's new slim silhouette.
  • It is available in a variety of colorway options.
  • The sneaker offers excellent board feel, based on some skaters' observations.
  • Plenty of wearers mentioned that the pair fits true to size.
  • The DC Legacy 98 Slim shoes are very comfortable, according to most of the reviewers' opinions.
  • A skater was amazed by this shoe's T-toe suede overlay as it performs incredibly especially when doing flip tricks.
  • Several veteran skaters were ecstatic upon finding out that the DC Legacy lineage is available again.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Few wearers said that the DC Legacy 98 Slim is not as breathable as they expected.

Bottom line

The DC Legacy 98 Slim is a perfect fusion between the brand's past and current footwear trends. Banking on the current 90s wave, this shoe took after its predecessor's 90s design cues and downsized them to attain a more streamlined silhouette and lighter weight.

This kick also comes decked out in modern technology such as OrthoLite footbeds and UniLite arch in the midsole to provide superior cushioning and comfort. Skate-wise, this pair provides excellent grip and board feel which makes controlling the board much easier.

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Good to know

The DC Legacy 98 Slim is a men’s skate shoe that’s exclusively offered in men’s sizes. The guys can choose from a size range of 7 to 13, while the women who fancy a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. This sneaker fits true to size.

It features foam padded tongue and collar along with OrthoLite insoles and UniLite arch in the midsole to provide optimal comfort and cushioning for all-day wear.

The DC Legacy 98 Slim shoe exudes a unique hybrid personality: half from the 90s and the other modern and contemporary. The shoe displays a retro running sneaker silhouette that comprises of a multi-layer upper design painted in 90s-inspired colorways. Its sleek, low-top profile makes for an easy pair to match with an array of outfits, while its fun color combinations take your look to a whole new level.

Pair it with gym shorts, a T-shirt, a cap, and a pair of high socks for that 90s ensemble or dress it up in chino pants, a collared polo shirt, and a crisp jacket for a more dapper approach.

The DC Legacy 98 Slim boasts of being the pioneer model in the new age of DC’s Legacy range. It is the first of the three new Legacy silhouettes to be released. It sports a mesh tongue, TPR jewel logos, suede T-toe design, and a cupsole construction. Moreover, this model offers the most number of stylish colorways from the new DC Legacy 98 Slim shoes.

DC Shoes Inc. was introduced in 1994 and was the brainchild of friends Damon Way and Ken Block, who started the company to manufacture and provide skaters with the appropriate footwear to skate in. With having just a few other brands to compete with, DC became a massive hit among the skaters and hit $7 million in revenue within its first year.

DC was known as the number one skate brand back in the 90s. And a notable DC model from that era is called the Legacy, which debuted in 1998. Considered as a technologically advanced shoe during its time, this shoe was armed with TPU arch, and other impact-protecting elements tucked away in its midsole.

The DC Legacy is Danny Way, and Colin McCay's signature model and most sneaker fans assumed that the two designers took inspiration from the Swoosh brand's Air Max 95, as it resembles the color and upper's layering design.

20 years after, DC brought back the Legacy lineage by downsizing every design element to attain a slimmed down versions of the 98 skate shoe. An iteration is called the DC Legacy 98 Slim, which features a more streamlined contemporary runner-inspired silhouette and modern technologies essential for skateboarding. The sneaker comes in these colorway options: Black / White / Orange, Red, White / Gum, Black / White / Red, Blue / Red / White, and Black / Red / White.

  • The upper is crafted from a mix of mesh, leather, and suede materials.
  • Its tongue features a leather overlay with straps to help keep tongue central.
  • Two pull-tabs are provided: a plastic-sheathed tongue tab and a nylon heel tab.
  • The OrthoLite insoles can be removed.
  • It is offered in Medium width.


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