Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Reviewers quickly pointed out that they were appreciative of the style and the durability of the sneaker.
  • Despite the shoe being great for skating, buyers also love how the DC Lynx is just as great for streetwear.
  • One wearer said that the sneaker is comfy to wear and the padding feels great.
  • They DC Lynx low top pairs well with any outfit, said a reviewer.
  • One person gave the shoe as a gift and said that the receiver was thrilled to have the DC Lynx as a gift.
  • The DC Lynx is a very versatile sneaker that can be worn to any event with the right type of styling.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One person thought the shoe felt a little bit narrow.

Bottom line

The DC Lynx definitely lives up to the brand's mark of excellence. A classic skate shoe turned lifestyle sneaker, durability and quality still reign supreme. The plush and generous padding incorporated in the DC Lynx low top gives good comfort when worn. It is also versatile in terms of styling.

The shoe though might run a little narrow, but this is easily mitigated by either going up half a size when buying a new pair of the DC Lynx or making sure that the shoes are sufficiently broken in.

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Good to know

The DC Lynx has elastic tongue-centered straps that help give a snug and secure fit. A padded collar and the mesh tongue gives added support and comfort.

Meanwhile, the DC Lynx low top shoe available in men’s sizing from 6 to 15 US. Women who want to own the DC Lynx can take a size and a half down from their regular size to get a perfect fit. For example, for women who are a size 9, they must obtain a 7.5 men’s size of the shoe for it to have a good fit.

The low top DC Lynx has been touted to hold the most iconic style in DC’s line up of great sneakers. Back in the day, it was heavily sported by east coast skating legends, making it a genuinely recognizable skate shoe anywhere, nostalgic in every sense. Today, the reissues by DC of the DC Lynx has modern features with the classic design still taking center stage. Since being a shoe from the “Golden Era” of skating, this pair is mostly paired with skatewear or streetwear.

Denim jeans are perfect but so are joggers matched with an oversized tee or hoodie. Cargo shorts go just as well with the DC Lynx low top. Complete the look with a cap or a nice pair of sunnies. For the ladies, opt for the skinny jeans and t-shirt duo for the DC Lynx or go a little boyish with a denim coverall and a baseball cap. It’s a classic look that makes it perfect for a chill day out.

The DC Lynx has had a remarkable impact on sneakerheads. There are three colorways available, all paying homage to the DC Lynx’s original run back in the day. It also has the Unilite tech imbued into it. This tech allows the shoe to be naturally light and flexible. Perhaps what makes the DC Lynx special is the recent reissues. Despite the changing times, the reissued DC Lynx still retains the features that everyone loves and then some.

When two guys, Damon Way and Ken Block, came together and started talking about footwear designs in skate shoes, good things were bound to happen. Wanting skateboarding shoes that would have great style and performance, they launched DC Shoes in 1994 in California. It didn’t take long until the brand became renowned for its skate shoes, shoes that dominated in the world of skateboarding.

Throughout the 90s, DC grew and began to offer sneakers for various extreme sports. Long gone were the days that its only focus was on skateboarding. Slowly but surely, DC entered snowboarding, surfing, BMX, and motocross. The shoes for these sports holding advanced technologies that would help the wearer excel in performance.

Today, DC has become well loved and is known to be one of the leading manufacturers of both quality shoes and apparel, expanding to offer snowboards and cleats, outerwear, and accessories for men, women, and kids as well. And yet, even with all the new developments for the brand, the classics are not forgotten. Instead, the classics are revered.

One shoe that still enjoys a lot of popularity is the DC Lynx, among DC's most iconic styles that captured the attention and adoration of sneakerheads and skaters back in 1998. It quickly established itself as a shoe that was reliable, cementing itself as an honorary member of the DC shoe arsenal. With cries for its reissues, DC has rereleased the DC Lynx, the construction as well as the material used being as close as possible to the original that came out in 1998.

  • The abrasion resistant cupsole of the DC Lynx has a pill tread pattern that pulls up to the toe.
  • It has also been outfitted with a high impact OrthoLite sockliner.
  • An internal mesh sleeve gives the wearer superior fitting.
  • The DC Lynx sports a multi-layered suede and leather upper.


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