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The company DC Shoes was founded in 1994 by Damon Way and Ken Block. DC Shoes manufactures skateboarding and snowboarding footwear, shirts, bags, and other accessories. By the year 2000, the company hit $60 million in revenue. To further bolster its popularity, the company sponsored skateboarding teams in various countries such as China, Australia, Norway, and Spain. By 2014, the sponsorship discontinued.
Eventually, DC Shoes was acquired in 2004 by Quiksilver, an American retail sporting company for $87 million. Quiksilver helped the company reach $1 billion in revenue in the same year. But in 2015, Quiksilver filed for bankruptcy after six years of sustaining financial losses. Remarkably, DC Shoes is holding itself together, as today, it is still a fixture in the skateboarding culture.
DC Shoes continues its tradition of sneaker collaborations with skaters, one of the models worth mentioning is the low-top DC Mikey Taylor Shoe. This shoe is popular with the casual consumers and skaters for its design, price and numerous colorways.
The aesthetic design of skater shoes has always been virtually similar with lifestyle shoes, and the low-top DC Mikey Taylor is no exception. Despite having a skate-inspired design, the shoe has the widespread approval of the casual crowd. With fourteen colorways so far, buyers won't be having many issues with pairing their everyday clothing with this sneaker. It features a clean-toe design with suede uppers, combination canvas shoe which adds to its stylish contemporary appeal.
The low-top DC Mikey Taylor Skateboarding Shoe has an Ortholite foam cushioned insole which provides a snug underfoot feel. Its lace-up closure also helps with providing a lockdown fit while the suede upper gives comfort and adequate support.
This sneaker is available in US men's sizes from 6 to 15. While often found true to size, there are remarks from buyers that the sneaker feels too narrow. Most of the people that complained about the shoe’s narrowness has opted to add at least a half-size to overcome it.
The DC Men's Mikey Taylor Skateboarding Shoe exhibits a contemporary design with ample supportive features. For grip and traction, DC has its signature pill pattern tread on the outsole while the padded tongue and collar make the shoe secure and comfortable. Its fabric lining is breathable, and the vulcanized rubber midsole makes to the shoe durable.
- The DC Logo is located on the side.
- Mikey Taylor's autograph can be seen on the sneaker's tongue.