Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers considered the DC Net SE as very comfortable. One even described his experience like walking on clouds.
  • Available in multiple colorways.
  • Buyers can purchase this at a very budget-friendly price point.
  • Most users shared that they received compliments while wearing the DC Net Special Edition.
  • Few liked that this shoe goes well with any casual attire.
  • Online shoppers revealed that this sneaker looks better in the actual.
  • A couple of buyers mentioned about the lightness of this sneaker.
  • Many liked the clean details of this footwear.
  • One user commended the nice ground traction of this sneaker.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Few complained that the DC Net SE runs small and narrow especially on the toe box.
  • A couple of disappointed buyers disclosed that their pair was worn out easily after just a few uses.
  • A handful complained that this model takes time to break in.

Bottom line

Staying faithful to its roots, the DC Net Special Edition displays the classic skateboarding style with the hallmark generous padding of the DC line. This version remained comfortable and durable while scoring huge style points in the lifestyle arena. However, some felt dissatisfied with the sizing and stiffness knocking off a star or two on their overall ratings. As a whole, the DC Net SE is a highly recommended for practical buyers who prioritizes comfort, style, and affordability.

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Good to know

The DC Net SE is offered exclusively in men's sizing from 6 to 18 US in medium width. Meanwhile, women can take a size or two down their regular size for a more comfortable fit. Example, if a woman's regular size is 7, she may take 6 or 5 in the men's sizing for more cozy fit. Meanwhile, this shoe has the traditional lace-up system for a secured fit while the liberal amount of padding found on the tongue and collar enhance the comfortable and supportive fit.

Displaying a low-top profile, the DC Net SE is a surefire head-turner with its chunky silhouette with bold logo detailing. This shoe is made of premium upper with mesh details to provide ventilation suitable for the warm days.

With its aggressive street look, this shoe is worn by skaters and non-skaters for various activities. Some sport their DC Net SEs with joggers, loose denim pants, shorts, and even with activewear. To finish their overall sporty look, they pair this with oversized tees or hoodies accessorized with a trucker cap.

The DC Net SE showcases an audacious DC logo found on its sleek quarter panel. This fresh upgrade features different applications on the DC logo panel that adds fashionable style to one's overall look.

Damon Way, Ken Block, and Danny Way launched the DC Shoes in 1994 because they aimed at developing footwear with revolutionized style and performance on board. The brand grew steadily in the mid-90s and became the leading brand in skateboarding footwear. Later on, DC started manufacturing shoes for various extreme sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, motocross, and BMX with better technologies.

The brand has undergone various reconstruction after the Quicksilver company acquired it in 2004. The DC was also the first skateboarding company to use professional endorsements and eventually offered multiple merchandises such as footwear, apparel, accessories, and other goods for men, women, and kids too. DC stayed authentic to their vital core of bringing significant change to the skateboarding and all other extreme sports.

The DC Net Special Edition was launched showcasing a premium upper with well-padded collar and tongue that delivers superb comfort and support to its wearers. This skate shoe stayed authentic to the chunky profile that has turned a classic on the DC line. Without foregoing durability and reliable grip, this shoe delivers style that suits the casual scene.

  • The DC Net SE has ventilation holes and lightweight mesh tongue for improved breathability.
  • It has the trademark pill pattern on the outsole for superb grip.
  • It has the cupsole construction for more durability.
  • It has a textile lining and padded insole for a more comfortable ride.
  • It has the DC logo on the quarter panel, heel, and tongue.


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