Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • When it comes to the length, the low-top DC Manteca fits true to size as per most of the wearers.
  • Many testers noted that the sneaker is soft and comfortable to wear all day long.
  • Several of DC’s followers appreciated its awesome, dope and beautiful colorways.
  • A handful of users attested that the DC Manteca is a great shoe to have.
  • A skater mentioned that the shoe has excellent cushioning. His feet don’t hurt as the day goes on.
  • The sneaker is somehow water-resistant. An individual said that his feet still stay dry when it rains.
  • The shoe is durable, told by a couple of purchasers.
  • A buyer lauded the sneaker for having sufficient padding.
  • The shoe has a good tread that provides reliable traction, noted by a reviewer.
  • The DC Manteca is available at a budget-friendly price

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of shoppers commented that the low-top DC Manteca somehow fits tight for those who have wider feet. They had to replace the shoe with a half inch larger to have a comfier fit.
  • One user perceived that the sneaker is a little bit bulky offering insufficient board feel.

Bottom line

The low-profile DC Manteca is a durable skate shoe that is available at a budget-friendly rate. Whether for skateboarding or casual wear, this athletic-designed shoe provides decent traction and comfort that you may have been searching for. Available in different colorways, this kick has the right amount of cushioning and padding that you can enjoy all day. Although some commented that the shoe somehow has a narrow width, users just had it replaced with a half inch larger to fix that minor issue.

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Good to know

Available for men and women, the low-top DC Manteca has a cupsole construction that ensures durability. This skate footwear runs true to size. It is available for men in sizes 6 to 14 in D-medium width. Ladies need to get 1 ½ size smaller than they usually order to get a perfect fit since the shoe measurement is based on men’s sizing.

It utilizes the brand’s signature Impact-G technology, which provides supreme heel impact absorption. For an excellent grip, it utilizes the DC Pill and herringbone tread pattern. It has durable leather and suede uppers that provide flexibility and breathability. It also has a heavily padded collar and tongue that offers support and comfort while its lace-up closure system ensures secure lockdown.

You may check out the DC Manteca if you are looking for durable footwear that delivers eye-catching aesthetic appeal with uncompromising comfort. As DC recognizes the fusion between skateboarding and art, the brand redesigned the iconic silhouette with today’s technology. Whether for skateboarding or everyday wear, the DC Manteca is one of the staples of comfort and style.

There are several suggested ways on how this shoe may look good when pairing with different kinds of outfit. Men may wear this nicely padded and cushioned footwear with their joggers, cargo pants or shorts and topped with a graphic shirt or a hoodie or jersey jacket to create an athletic look. For a bit smart getup, the footwear may be paired with khaki pants along with a golf shirt or cotton, button-down, short-sleeved shirt.

The DC Manteca is redesigned and lightly slimmed-down to meet the needs of modern skate performance. It has a lot of additives that will help users to perform some skateboarding flips and tricks. It has the triple and re-enforced stitching around the toe box that enables you to skate a little bit longer. The vamp and back heel counter are made of sturdy leather that offers reliable support.

Founded by Damon Way and Ken Block in Carlsbad, California, DC quickly grew to become a renowned action sports brand and a leader in performance skateboarding shoes. At first, the brand manufactured footwear exclusively for action sports like snowboarding and skateboarding. After a year of brand’s operation, it reached revenue of $7 million and continued to increase in the next ten years.

In March 2004, Quicksilver acquired the DC shoes for $87 million, helping the brand unlock another milestone and reaching a billion dollars in revenue. Today the brand has become a global entity, not only in DC skateboarding but also the lifestyle shoe line expanded to include men’s, women’s and kids’ lifestyle shoes, accessories and apparels.

Returned to the shelves in 2015, the DC Manteca is redesigned to a lightly slimmed-down profile to meet modern skate performance. It has an outstanding classic silhouette that utilizes an enhanced cupsole to withstand the wear along with the Impact G-technology for heel impact absorption, allowing skaters to exhibit their fantastic skateboarding flips and tricks.

  • The low-top DC Manteca has a mixture of suede, canvas and leather uppers.
  • The shaft measures approximately 3 inches from the arch.
  • It has the DC branding on the tongue, sides, and around the heel.
  • The footwear weighs 1 lb 3 oz, which is based on a single item.


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