Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $90
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DC Shoes’ Pure High-Tops are designed for men and are offered in measurements ranging from 6 to 18. Women can also enjoy these rocking kicks as long as they remember to size down by 1.5 when converting from women’s sizing to men’s.

The shoes reportedly run small by a half size, so this should be something potential purchasers should note. The shoes contain little arch support, but they are nicely padded around the collars and support the ankles well.

When you need to stand out yet feel comfy doing it, these kicks are the way to go. DC Pure High-Top shoes will let you stride out in style via their distinctive color scheme and graphics that are sure to catch the eye. Pair these cool high-top sneakers with jeans and your favorite hoodie. They also match well with joggers and shorts.

If the interesting color schemes do not grab you first, then their cool skate-inspired styling will. DC Pure WC SP sneakers also feature a wrap cupsole (hence the WC in the name) construction that gives these kicks long-lasting durability.

From a shoe company that found fame as a manufacturer of quality skateboarding shoes, DC has come a long way from its roots. Not that the brand has forsaken the skateboarding industry it was established in 1994 to market to. Far from it. The brand has simply expanded into different sports such as BMX, motocross, and snowboarding among others, and they’ve succeeded very well in these ventures. It was only natural that from there, they’d also progress to the lifestyle shoe industry.

Their lifestyle shoes bear the trademark DC characteristics of durability combined with style cues from their athletic heritage design. The result is often phenomenal as evidenced here in the DC Pure High-Top silhouette. The shoes take much of their inspiration from the DC Pure silhouette from the slightly chunky build to the panels around the uppers of the shoes. However, aside from the high-top construction of the DC Pure High-tops, they also feature a distinctive DC graphic on the sides.

  • DC Pure High-Top shoes contain leather, suede, and/or nubuck uppers with textile quarters.
  • Mesh linings keep the shoes breathable.
  • The outsoles contain DC’s trademark Pill pattern tread.
  • Each shoe weighs about 453 grams.

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