Our verdict

DC Villain is one of the brand's convenient yet street-ready offerings. It has a slip-on design and a slipper-like comfort that we absolutely adore. Additionally, we found that it's lightweight, breathable, and durable. The sneaker has a cup sole construction along with DC's Pill Pattern tread on the outsole. These features make this shoe another worthy model from the famous skate brand.


  • Trendy style
  • Both for casual and formal occasions
  • Comfortable all-day wear
  • Easy to put on and off
  • Lightweight construction
  • Breathable
  • Durable


  • Poor traction
  • Lacks cushioning

Audience verdict


Who should buy DC Villain

Add this to your sneaker collection if you:

  • are looking for a DC model that you can easily dress up and down
  • an affordable slip-on shoe that you can wear during the summer and spring season

DC Villain label

Who should NOT buy DC Villain

While the DC Villain is worthy footwear from DC, you should get the Adidas Busenitz instead if you need a grippier model. Another possible alternative is the Vans Slip-On if you want more cushioning on your shoes.

DC Villain side profile

A friendly DC shoe for your feet

One of the best things we encountered in this shoe is its slipper-like comfort which we were able to revel in all day. We realized that what also added to the overall comfort was the well-padded collar and tongue.

DC Villain padded collar

Slip in and out of the DC Villain effortlessly 

It is easy to put it on and off, and we never had a difficult time doing so. The slip-on design made this possible.

DC Villain slip on design

It is cushioned and lightweight, but we find the cushioning insufficient

We have nothing but praise for the DC Villain's lightweight construction. Even the EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning. 

DC Villain cushioning

However, we are not thrilled that the shoe does not have enough cushioning.

Breezy even during summer

The sneaker is lined with mesh for ventilation and we can actually attest to the breathability of the shoe.

DC Villain heel part

Not for all kinds of surfaces

The rubber outsole features DC's signature Pill Pattern tread, which by the way, provides excellent durability.

DC Villain outsole

However, despite its rubber outsole, we found that the DC Villain has poor traction.

Unique style for each colorway

There are three color options for the DC Villain: white with a perforated upper, black/camo print with a camouflage heel accent, and black print with an all-over printed DC logo detailing. 

We noticed that its neutral color scheme and moccasin-inspired stitching around the toe give the shoe a dressy appeal, which we also confirmed to suit both formal and casual outfits. 

DC Villain upper

We like the DC Villain's trendy and casual style; we had fun styling it with different clothes, such as shorts or jeans.

DC Villain also has a slightly formal look, which we thought was perfect for work or other formal occasions.