Summary

We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Several people were pleased with how ultra light these DC Midway SE shoes are.
  • A few reviewers stated that the lifestyle sneakers felt very comfortable.
  • The ‘awesome’ styling of the Midway SE silhouette by DC Shoes was raved about by a handful of purchasers.
  • Others said these kicks were the perfect choice for summer.
  • The low-top sneakers are extremely breathable according to one user.
  • A part of DC’s collection of casual shoes, a tester commented that this one provides a nice fit,
  • The DC Midway SE kicks come with an Ortholite footbed that provides added comfort.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The shoes are somewhat narrow, a few persons remarked.

Bottom line

The sun, the sea, and DC Midway shoes on your feet. Its SE version are super light sneakers and are the ideal summer wear for when you need to walk a lot yet do it in a comfortable way. The shoes are well-ventilated to keep feet from becoming too sweaty during the hot season. They’re also well-cushioned to keep those feet happy every stride you make no matter the distance. The only limitation these shoes have is they run slightly towards the narrow side.

Facts

The Midway SE by DC Shoes is a men’s exclusive that is offered in sizes ranging from 6 to 14. The shoes are covered in mesh but the leather/nubuck/suede quarter panels provide some lateral support. These kicks fit true to size although they can be a tight fit for people with wider feet. Round laces provide the necessary customization for a better fit.

DC Shoes kept it simple and sweet with the Midway SE. These shoes have a clean styling that won’t be difficult to mix and match with any clothing in your wardrobe. From shorts and joggers to jeans and skirts, these will elevate any casual style you have. You can also keep it a little more formal by wearing them with dresses and khaki pants for those occasions that need a smarter look.

Something so light shouldn’t feel so comfy, yet these Midway SE sneakers provide all the cushioning your feet need for a nice long walk. The footbeds are OrthoLite while the mesh linings that surround the shoes keep feet well-ventilated and cool. It also helps that these shoes look extremely cool and you won’t be out of place taking them out to most types of settings.

DC Shoes is a relative newbie when compared to sneaker giants such as Adidas, Nike, and Puma. Yet for a company that was founded in 1994, it is quite surprising that it can actually hold its own against the big names in the sneaker world.

DC Shoes started in the mid-90s with a focus on skateboarding footwear. It was an immediate success. During its first year, revenues were already in the millions—$1.5 million to be exact. One year later, the growth more than quadrupled with the company raking in $7 million. In almost 10 years, the company has reached the $100 million mark, and Quicksilver’s acquisition of the brand in 2005 only pushed it past the billion dollar target.

Today, DC Shoes is a well-known and respected brand worldwide especially in the world of skating. However, DC has chosen to expand to other sports as well such as motocross, snowboarding, BMX riding, and surfing among others. Some of their recent releases have also tended towards leisure wear.

The DC Midway SE silhouette is one such offering. These lifestyle shoes feature a sleek, sporty look that is balanced by its definite fashion flair.

  • The DC Midway SE retails for $70.
  • The uppers of these shoes are covered in textile and the quarter panels are made of either leather, suede, or nubuck.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com