Size and fit

If you are looking for a high-top performance shoe, then the DC Pensford should make it to your list. Its high-top construction is equipped with a hook-and-loop ankle strap that does not only deliver a lockdown and secure fit but also gives the shoe an added statement. A traditional lace-up closure is in place, which also includes a central loop tab for further securing one’s foot. Overall, this DC skate shoe is built to protect and support wearers on and off the board.

The DC Pensford Hi skate shoe is offered in men’s sizing that ranges from 6 to 14 in Standard or Medium width.

DC Pensford Style

Skate in style with this DC high top kick. The Pensford skate shoe features a smooth leather upper with breathable mesh underlays and a signature hook-and-loop ankle strap that are not just functional but collectively results in a stylish overall makeup as well.  Although primarily designed for skating, this DC shoe would also pass as an excellent lifestyle shoe for everyday wear.

Notable Features

DC offers a high-top option for skateboarders by releasing the DC Pensford shoe as part of its autumn-winter footwear collection. The shoe’s high-top construction is supported with a hook-and-loop ankle strap with a “DC SHOE CO USA” text branding for superb ankle support and a lockdown fit. Another DC branding is displayed through the lace dubrae tag.

DC Pensford History

One of the world’s top leading footwear brands is the DC Shoes, Inc. or otherwise known as DC. Founded by Damon Way and Ken Block in 1994 and acquired by Quicksilver in 2004, it started as a brand that mainly focuses on producing performance skate shoes, but due to its popularity, it rapidly grew its product line to address the snowboarding market as well. To date, DC caters to men, women, and kids and produces footwear, apparel, and accessories for skateboarding, snowboarding, and lifestyle use.

Included in today’s lineup of DC skate shoes is the DC Pensford. It is a high-top performance skate shoe characterized by a hook-and-loop ankle strap with bold “DC SHOE CO USA” text branding. Its upper is well-reinforced and utilizes a combination of leather, suede, and nubuck. The high-top also features a cupsole construction, lace closure, removable insoles, and DC's signature pill pattern tread.

The DC Pensford is available in a number of colorways. The “White” one is a bulky yet clean-looking addition to one’s collection of white sneakers and offers flexibility in the styling department. There is also the DC Pensford “Black/ Blue/ White” and “Black/ Red/ White” which are both predominantly black with hints of blue or red, respectively, on the heel area, soles, and ankle strap.

Additional Info

  • The DC Pensford is sometimes referred to as the DC Pensford Hi or DC Pensford High-Top.
  • The shoe features a mesh lining for breathable in-shoe comfort.
  • This sneaker’s tongue and collar are both padded for added comfort and support.
  • The rubber outsole is in a cupsole construction and features pill pattern tread for optimum traction on any surface.
  • The DC logo is displayed on the sides, tongue, and soles.
  • Its toe box features perforation design accent which aids in keeping the shoe breathable and comfortable.
  • The insoles are removable.


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