Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

4 reasons to buy

  • Almost all of the reviewers commended the DC Plaza S for the comfort it delivered.
  • The aesthetics of this trainer pleased many people.
  • Several buyers deemed this pair as one of the affordable sneakers from DC.
  • Some users appreciated the lightweight nature of the footwear.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The DC Plaza S ran short and narrow for a minority of consumers.
  • An owner complained that this pair of low-top shoes quickly attracted dust, especially the black colorway.
  • It is offered in limited color options.

Bottom line

Amp up the style of your every clothing with the DC Plaza S. Its low-profile construction pairs well with smart casual ensemble. Purchasers were pleased with how comfortable it was to wear. It was also deemed lightweight for a skate shoe.

However, there were a few complaints that it ran short and narrow compared to other DC models. But in the end, the Plaza S from DC proved to be a stylish footgear for everyday use.

Facts

Crafted for men, the DC Plaza S is available in US size 6 to 14, including half and full sizes in between. Widthwise, it only comes in D - Medium profile. The padded collar and tongue not only enhances the comfort but also maintains its snug fit. The lacing system on the midfoot allows for fit customization.

It’s easy to associate the DC Plaza S with rugged streetwear, but these skate shoes have proven to be quite versatile and pair well with a smart, casual look too.

Match the Plaza S from DC with chinos or cuffed slim-cut pants for a laid back feel or with relaxed straight-cut pants. Plain or printed crew-neck shirts are enough to complete the getup, but men can also wear jackets, coats or cardigans to amplify the style factor.

The SuperSuede material makes up the upper of the DC Plaza S. According to the brand, this fabric is 50% more durable than regular suede but is as soft and comfortable. A vulcanized rubber makes up the sole unit of this trainer. This compound is thick and durable to attenuate shock from each step.  

Ken Block started off his clothing venture printing shirts before eventually partnering with Damon Way to create Eightball Clothing. The Droors Clothing brand was launched a year after and the company was incorporated as Circle Distribution in 1993. As the skating culture continued to proliferate, the DC Shoes brand was launched in 1994. By 1997, Circle Distribution was renamed as DC Shoes Inc. and the other lines under the clothing brand were retired.

In 1998, the DC Lynx was introduced. It was designed by Sung Choi who the brand sent to South Korea for two weeks to get a crash course in shoe manufacturing and development after getting hired. The model is now iconic and has been re-released over the years. Presently, most of DC’s footwear, like the DC Plaza S, takes inspiration from the brand’s original skate shoes.

  • The DC Plaza S employs the Performance Cupsole which is engineered to cradle the foot for enhanced steadiness.
  • Perforations on the vamp and the saddle ensure aeration of the interior.
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.

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