We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • A high number of reviewers find pleasure in wearing these sneakers as it is extremely comfortable.
  • Several consumers observe the all-white upper to be a unique colorway produced by the brand.
  • Many testers commend the excellent arch and lateral support it provides.
  • Few purchasers especially like the brand as it is one of the few that offers large sizes.
  • The style of the DC Pure suits a wide age range.
  • Its versatility is highly enjoyed by a lot of wearers since it matches perfectly with dressier and casual clothes.
  • Users who were able to use these for skateboarding noted that it grips the board superbly, flips well, and has decent impact protection.
  • Because of its durability, style, and quality, many say that it is worth the price. Few noted that the SUPER SUEDE is extremely durable and feels great on the feet.
  • One commenter noted that these sneakers hold up despite the different extreme sports that he has tried—BMX, dirt bikes, skateboarding, and snowboarding.
  • First-time, avid, and picky purchasers are highly satisfied with these sneakers.
  • Unlike other skate shoes, this has a more streamlined look and does not look too puffy.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several have commented that the tongue straps that was stated in the description are not included in the shoe.
  • Few noted that these are quite hard to clean and that it easily shows scruffs.
  • One said that the lip of the shoe does not have that much padding compared to regular skateboarding shoes.

Bottom line

The DC Pure takes one's shoe game to new heights, ensuring maximum performance on skate and streets. Its simple and versatile design tickles the taste of a wide variety of age ranges, including those that are first-time and critical users. Those who were able to wear these aggressively note how well it performs, thanks to its durable technology-infused upper and outsole.


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Inspired from: Skate
Collection: DC Pure
Price: $70
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Multi, Orange, Red, White
Special editions: 1 special editions
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As the founder of Eightball Clothing, Type A Snowboards, and Blunt Magazine, the business knowledge and fascination for extreme sports were placed into good use by Ken Block and Damon Way in establishing DC Shoes in 1994. The brand is a global action sports brand offering footwear for extreme sports like skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross, and BMX. In just a matter of one year, the company was able to reach company revenue of a staggering $7 million in sales.

About ten years in operation, DC Shoes hit sales of $100 million and was sold to Quiksilver the same year. Currently, the brand offers an expanded product line featuring men's, women's, and kid's skateboarding and lifestyle shoes.

For more than ten years of producing skateboard shoes, DC has perfected the mix of style and board performance. The DC Pure ramps up a full-skate appeal with its low-top silhouette, padded interior, and a wide array of colorways bound to suit any skater personality. All colorways come in neutral tones with subtle DC logos on the sides, tongue, and bottom of the shoe.

Its SUPER SUEDE upper not only adds sleekness to its overall design but adds 50% durability because of its abrasion-resistant feature. The perforated mesh panel and collar are small details that cannot be missed as it adds texture and makes the sneaker more breathable and lightweight.

Constructed with skateboarding in mind, the DC Pure is adequately padded on the collar and tongue not only to provide comfort and support but keeps the feet stable and secure as well. The metal eyelets placed on the lace-up closure ensure durability and adjustable fit. Offered in men's sizes, users can choose from a board spectrum of measurements ranging from 6-18.

As a sneaker produced by a brand that deeply boasts its expertise in skateboarding, it is evident that the DC Pure also exhibits the craftsmanship, quality, and style that are expected from the brand. It is infused with Dynamic Grip Technology, an advancement composed of several rubber types —soft for control for flips and ollies, medium for traction and grip, and hard for durability, which all work seamlessly together for effective and long-lasting performance.

  • The outsole is composed of DC's trademark pill pattern for maximum traction.
  • The DC Pure is a cup sole construction, which provides more protection and support than a vulcanized sole because of the thick barrier between the foot and the board.


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.