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    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $75
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The DC Maswell is a low-top skate sneaker from the DC Shoes, Inc. brand. Its low-top construction allows a non-restrictive foot movement while a lace-up closure is in place for a customized fit. The collar and tongue are cushioned for added in-shoe comfort.

Sizes available are for men that range from US 6 to 14, half sizes included, in D Standard or Medium width. The fit is narrow and snug for the majority of wearers so those with wide feet may have to size up for a more comfortable fit.

Look good whether skating or not with the DC Maswell low-top sneakers. Easily recognizable with an old school bulky appearance, it features a multi-panel upper made of suede, leather, and mesh (depending on the colorway), foam padded tongue and collar, and sculpted performance cupsole. A variety of colorways are available including Green, Blue/Black/White, Black/White/True Red, White/Gum, Navy White, Black/Black/White, White/Black/Red, and Black/Grey/Yellow.

The DC Maswell shoe is primarily characterized by a good looking upper that consists of multiple layers of different materials including mesh, suede, and leather. It includes triple-layer reinforcements on high wear areas for increased durability suited for skateboarding. The sole is another worth noting as it is a sculpted performance cupsole with the brand’s trademarked pill pattern tread for optimum traction.    

The DC Shoes, Inc. or otherwise referred to as DC (formerly Droors Clothing) is one of today’s most prominent footwear brands that cater specifically to the skate community. It has been producing skate-ready sneakers since it was founded in 1994 by Ken Block and Damon Way. Backed with a strong lineup of skate shoes that combine performance with style, DC remains a favorite brand of many skaters, both professional and amateur, and casual wearers up to this day.

Among its recently released shoe models that define the brand’s heritage in the skate industry is the DC Maswell shoe. It is another low-top that boasts a classic bulky, old-school, and skate-ready façade finished off with attractive color combinations and sculpted performance cupsole.

  • DC brandings are visible on the tongue and heel counter.
  • The insoles are not removable.
  • There are perforations along the medial side of the collar and on the toe box for breathability.

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