Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers found the DC Stag to be very comfortable.
  • The shoe seems to be well-built, according to a handful of purchasers.
  • Several consumers liked the sneaker so much that they had to buy it in multiple quantities.
  • Most skaters who loved the bulky skate shoe design adored the fact that this pair is exactly what they were looking for.
  • It is available in a variety of color schemes and upper material.
  • This kick fits true to size.
  • Some shoe users commended its excellent grip.
  • A couple of wearers were delightedly surprised that it is breathable and light.
  • The sneaker offers excellent arch support, based on some reviewers.
  • Most consumers believe that this pair is a great product with good value for money.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer griped about how it doesn't have a lace loop on the tongue, as the tongue tends to slip on one side.
  • Some shoe users claim that the shoe doesn't last long, mainly when used for skateboarding.

Bottom line

Displaying an old-school skate shoe style, the DC Stag features a bulky silhouette that most 90s skateboarders love. The shoe's beefy profile is brought about by a well-padded interior that shoe users find very comfortable and supportive. Moreover, its neutral colorways that are crafted from a combination of different materials provide a versatile and stylish aesthetic that appeals to both new and OG skaters alike.

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Good to know

The DC Stag is a men’s skate shoe that is offered in US 4 to 14. Ladies can also cop their own pair by going 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. This pair fits true to size.

With generous interior padding, shoe users are treated with superb in-step comfort and cushioning that makes for an ideal choice for all-day wear.

Outfitted in a 90s skate silhouette, the DC Stag features a bulky and well-padded interior that was very trendy among skaters during that time. This type of bulky look is exclusive to skaters and somehow coincides to skate culture's rebellious and anti-establishment nature. The sneaker's neutral colorways somehow balance out its eye-catching silhouette and allow wearers to incorporate it in a multitude of outfits easily.

This pair's charm lies in its retro skate silhouette that most old-school skaters miss. Its bulky appearance has a presence like no other, as it is solely connected to the golden era of skateboarding. Moreover, the quality materials used in crafting the shoe and the injected TPR logo all contribute to enhancing its overall aesthetic.

Launched in 1994, DC Shoes Inc. was the brainchild of two friends who decided to venture into start-up companies. Damon Way and Ken Block wanted to create a company that manufactured footwear equipped with skate-centric features. DC steadily grew since its inception and was even recognized as the leading brand in skateboard footwear during the 90s.

Eventually, the company was acquired by Quicksilver in 2004 and started expanding their product lineup with merchandise for snowboarding, surfing, BMX, and motocross. But DC remained faithful to its skate roots by consistently dishing out upgraded skate kicks.

One of their many skate sneakers is the DC Stag, a beefy-looking shoe that offers vintage skate aesthetic and excellent cushioning. The sneaker comes crafted in a variety of upper materials such as leather, nubuck and/or suede, and is offered in multiple colorways.

  • The sneaker is available in Medium width.
  • Medial perforations provide added ventilation.
  • It has a cupsole construction.


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