The DC Mikey Taylor S is available in men’s sizing which ranges from US 6 to 14 in Standard width. Most reviewers recommend a half size up than usual to maximize this shoe’s comfort since it tends to fit small and narrow.
This shoe belongs in the low-top skate shoe category, in which its low profile allows a ton of mobility but lacks ankle support. The well-padded collar and Ortholite sockliner provide necessary support and protection. Your feet will also feel secure, thanks to the adjustable lace-up closure.
The DC Mikey Taylor S is a low-top skate shoe with a minimal look that one can strut in skate parks and off the streets. This is not your ordinary skate shoe, though. Expect a more durable upper with its Super Suede material, which is 50% more sturdy than the classic suedes.
The clean look it exhibits can be attributed to the one-piece, seamless toe cap. Up to the tongue is a bit of play in the texture as the material shifts to mesh with a hint of canvas. Sealing off the versatile façade are the “Mikey Taylor” branding on the tongue and the DC emblem on the sides.
Professional skateboarder Mikey Taylor’s first signature shoe with DC flaunts a versatile style and impressive performance. Designed for skateboarding, it features a minimally designed Super Suede upper with a one-piece toe cap. The quarter panel that holds the five eyelets, which also functions as an additional support, is highlighted with piping details, typically in contrasting color as the upper depending on the colorway. Also worth noting is the gum rubber outsole that exhibits the DC-trademarked “Pill Pattern” tread for grip.
Founded in July 1994 by Damon Way and Ken Block, the DC Shoes Inc. has come a long way to being known as one of the best action sports brands in the market today. It produces apparel, footwear, and accessories that cater to men, women, and kids for casual use, skateboarding, and snowboarding.
In 2011, as part of its marketing strategy and relaunch, it established a skate team comprised of renowned professional skateboarders with the likes of Steve Berra, Mikey Taylor, Mike Mo Capaldi, Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, David Torgerson, and Felipe Gustavo.
In July 2012, following the brand’s relaunch, Mikey Taylor was the first one among the DC skate team members to release a signature DC skate shoe model. Dubbed as the DC Mikey Taylor S, the shoe has a low profile, Super Suede upper with one-piece toe cap and lace-up closure, padded collar, and an excellent cupsole with gum rubber “pill-patterned” treads. The “Mikey Taylor” branding is displayed on the tongue, while the DC emblem is seen on the sides.
The DC Mikey Taylor S shoe was introduced through the DC Shoes: Rediscover Mikey Taylor video, which was a part of the brand’s “Rediscover” campaign.
- The DC Mikey Taylor S features an Ortholite sockliner for support and comfort.
- This shoe’s initial release was in two colorways, the Burgundy and the Black.
- It is part of the DC Signature Models Collection, a collection composed of DC Skate Team members’ signature skate shoes.