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Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: DC Casual Shoes
Price: $90
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Grey, White
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The DC Legacy 98 Slim S is a men's skate shoe that's offered in sizes 7 to 13. Ladies who want to own a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. This sneaker utilizes the traditional lace-up system for an adjustable lockdown fit. Lightweight mesh tongue and perforation holes help enhance breathability, while padded tongues and collars combined with OrthoLite insoles and UniLite arches provide superior comfort and cushioning.

Inspired by running kicks and built for skaters, DC shoes' Legacy 98 Slim S exudes the sleek and technical aesthetic of the former shoes and the exceptionally good looks of skate shoes. Bathed in fun 90s color schemes, this sneaker adds a stylish focal point to your ensemble and instantly adds oomph to a rather dull outfit.

What sets the DC Legacy 98 Slim S from the other two newer Legacy silhouettes is its more durable Super Suede upper as it efficiently stands up against abrasion and tears during skateboarding. Moreover, the most famous colorway (the White / Yellow / Blue) of this new generation of Legacy kicks comes in this specific model.

The brainchild of two friends named Damon Way and Ken Block, DC Shoes Inc. was founded in 1994. The brand started as Droors Clothing and was later changed when they decided to specialize in skate footwear. DC's popularity and revenue exponentially grew during its first year of operation and had incredibly hit $7 million. They were also recognized as the leading skate brand during the 90s.

One incredibly popular silhouette from the brand during the 90s is called the DC Legacy. This sneaker was released in 1998 and was perceived as an innovative skate shoe as the technicalities of running shoes inspired it. The Legacy shoe was Colin McCay and Danny Way's signature model and came equipped with a TPU arch system in the midsole and a few other cushioning elements.

Two decades after its introduction, DC decided to resurrect the line via a number of slimmed down iterations. One of these modern versions is called the DC Legacy 98 Slim and the DC Legacy 98 Slim S. The latter pair stands out from its immediate siblings by featuring a Super Suede upper that provides 50% more durability compared to the standard suede material. The shoe comes in three colorway options. Check the DC Legacy 98 Slim S in White/ Yellow / Blue, Black/ Grey, or Black / Orange / Grey.

  • Leather overlays with straps and internal elastics help keep the tongue central and in place.
  • Its cupsole construction offers excellent impact protection and cushioning.


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