Size and fit

DC Shoes’ Pure High-Tops are designed for men. 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.

DC Pure High-Top Style

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.

Notable Features

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.

DC Pure High-Top History

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.

Additional Info

  • 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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