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17 users: 3.9 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: DC Casual Shoes
Colorways: Black / Blue

Verdict from 8.7 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • Almost all reviewers agreed that the DC Meridian Prestige sneakers are very comfy to wear and go out in.
  • One person was quick to commend DC for adding in new styles to its line, especially with the addition of the DC Meridian Prestige.
  • Another observed that he received a lot of compliments when wearing the sneakers.
  • The design of the sneaker is sleek and straightforward, something that buyers like.
  • A handful of people have described the sneaker to be light and have a great fit, making it comfy, too.
  • It is easy to style with as said by most reviewers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some buyers were saddened by the fact that the DC Meridian Prestige only has two colorway options on the official DC website.

Bottom line

While the DC Meridian Prestige has limited color options, this low-top lifestyle sneaker proves that it is a reliable and sturdy shoe, stylish to cleat. With a forward design, styling it becomes effortless. The fit is also great on these kicks, enhanced by the 4-way stretch upper that it is made of. The overall look of the low top veers away from the usual DC sneakers that we know off, looking much more modern and casual.

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The DC Meridian Prestige has a 4-way stretch upper meaning that it can stretch in both directions, crosswise and lengthwise. Paired with a full cleatie construction, the low top ensures a secure fit for all wearers. Unilite midsoles offer comfort and support while an Ortholite footbed covers the cushioning aspect.

It is available in sizes for men from 6 to 14 US. Ladies wanting to cop a pair can just subtract 1.5 from their regular size.

The DC Meridian Prestige comes in two common colorways. One option is the classic and the go to all black color. The other color presents a much more interesting scheme in blue ashes. Depending on the preference, the two offer options that are pretty much limited yet still appealing.

With a simple style to the low top, the solidness of the colorways does allow it to be easily styleable. The sneakers go well with jeans ranging from skinny to tapered one. One good thing about the DC Meridian Prestige is that it still has the versatility to change up from casual to preppy with a mere Oxford shirt or dress shirt. Women can also have fun with this sneaker by wearing it with shorts, ripped jeans, even joggers and other athleisure wear.

When one thinks of DC, the first kind of shoe to come to mind will always be the skate shoes that the brand is known for. But with the DC Meridian Prestige, it breaks this notion and reveals itself to be something different but still familiar. The design and the look are geared towards being more “lifestyle” which makes it features worth taking note of for sure.

DC has come far in the sneaker industry to be the footwear and sports apparel brand that it has become today. It is a powerhouse brand and force to be reckoned with even if it’s still a young shoe brand. It all began in 1994 when Damon Way and Ken Block, two friends who met at a community college, launched a handful of startup companies including then DC Shoes, Droors Clothing. Focusing on catering to the action sports community, the company grew, and by 1995 they had hit a whopping $7 million in revenue. The next 10 years for DC would only prove to be both challenging and rewarding as its revenue steadily rose.

When 2004 came in, Quicksilver intervened and bought DC for $87 million. It then proceeded to help DC reach a billion dollar revenue and expanded the company further. In the present time, DC Shoes is considered an international brand that specializes in sneakers, apparel, and accessories for action sports. Lately, it has begun to branch out to lifestyle. This has prompted it to create footwear aligned with the lifestyle vibe that many sneakerheads are looking for.

This is where the DC Meridian Prestige comes in. The DC Meridian line has been hailed to be an evolution of the Heathrow family of sneakers from DC. Released in 2018, the low top is a unisex sneaker that has a four-way stretch and a full cleatie upper. It’s sporty yet casual enough to be a clean pair of sneakers.

  • The DC Meridian Prestige has a 3D molded TPU mid-foot cage for enhanced support.
  • It has a no-sew toe hat.
  • For the structure in the forefoot, the sneaker has an internal toe hat reinforcement.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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