Our verdict


The DC Pure SE showcases another unparalleled craftsmanship of the DC brand. It highlights the upgraded premium materials and re-engineered construction that delivers pure quality skateboarding footwear. This sneaker has been considered praiseworthy for its superb durability and sufficient support for gaps and stair sets while providing excellent comfort in an eye-catching profile. Taking into account its price point that is pocket-friendly, DC Pure SE is worth a try.


  • Affordable price point
  • Thickly padded tongue
  • Thick collar
  • Ample support
  • Several colorways offered
  • Premium materials used
  • Enhanced reinforcement on toe panel
  • Durability
  • Reliable ground grip
  • Sufficient arch support
  • Easy to clean


  • A bit heavy

Who should buy the DC Pure SE

This pair is perfect for you if:

  • You are searching for a pair with a low-cut style
  • You want to have sneakers that has a silhouette from the skating culture

DC Pure SE logo

Unique style of DC Pure SE

The low-top DC Pure SE is constructed with a mixture of premium leather upper and contrasting textile overlays that provide that polished and stylish addition to one's ensemble. 

DC Pure SE upper

The generous padding on the tongue and collar delivers a chunky profile that enhances its sporty yet cozy vibe.  This shoe stands out while its wearers are making waves on and off the board.

DC Pure SE collar and tongue

Most can be seen sporting this with their baggy jeans, skinnies, joggers, shorts, or even with their khakis paired with hoodies, tees, or plaid polo.

DC Pure SE features

DC Pure SE features a noteworthy premium leather upper with mixed materials overlays for added style. It adds a unique facet that stands out over the other skateboarding kicks.

Another striking element is the DC logo on the side which almost always breaks some necks.

DC Pure SE logo on the side

DC Pure SE history

DC founders, Ken Block and Damon Way, wanted to make a significant change in the skateboarding domain. Thus, they resolved in establishing a footwear brand in 1993 that produces high-quality products with style and performance level.

DC Pure SE design

Together with professional skater Danny Way, DC founders unveiled their first DC Shoe model in 1994.

Rob Dyrdek joined the DC professional Skate Team and developed a technology that withstands the wear and tear abuse of skateboarding sport.

DC Pure SE lace

Together with Block, they came up with a nylon lace loops that protect the laces in areas that receive a high amount of contact. 

DC Pure SE sole

Being a two-decade-old skate shoe manufacturer, DC has turned into the leading manufacturer of high-quality and fashionable footwear for men, women, and children.