Verdict from 89 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Lots of reviewers agree that the DVS Rico CT skate shoes are comfortable on foot. 
  • Several reviewers claim that they are highly satisfied with the overall performance of this shoe. 
  • The budget-friendly price of this DVS shoe pleases a couple of purchasers. 
  • A couple of reviewers highlight that the vulcanized outsole of the DVS Rico CT is flexible and offers excellent board feel. 
  • This shoe fits great, according to heaps of commenters. 
  • Some users report that the Rico CT from the DVS Heritage Skate shoes is quality-made.

1 reason not to buy

  • The colorways presented for the DVS Rico CT are limited. 

Bottom line

Another addition to the growing lineup of DVS sneakers is the DVS Rico CT skate shoes. It is a low-top, low profile skate shoe with a deconstructed upper in different materials for form-fitting comfort, a vulcanized outsole with Flex Fit technology for optimum grip and board feel, and an EVA footbed for added cushioned comfort and support.

With a classic skate appeal, modern comfort, and performance, this skate shoe model from the DVS Heritage Skate Shoes collection is here to deliver at an affordable price tag. 

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Good to know

The DVS Rico CT is a low-top skate shoe designed exclusively for men. The low profile of this shoe permits flexible ankle mobility, while a lace-up closure system gives a customizable and secure fit. There is a cut EVA footbed for additional cushioning and comfort.

Designed with a clean-looking upper (either in canvas, leather, suede, or fleece), one-piece toe vamp, lace-up closure, and stitching details throughout, the DVS Rico CT skate shoes prove that less is more – even with skate shoes. Unlike the other shoe models in the DVS Heritage Skate Shoes lineup, this particular model flaunts a minimal design and construction and goes away with the old-school bulky skate shoe façade.

Some of the colorways available for the DVS Rico CT are black/black, grey/gum, and black/white.  

Unlike most heritage DVS skate shoes that are chunky, the DVS Rico CT exudes a minimalist and modern look. It boasts a deconstructed upper and a non-slip vulcanized outsole with Flex Feel technology.

The Flex Feel technology from DVS provides wearers superior board feel and lightweight ride when skateboarding. Shoes equipped with this innovation has thin sidewalls and hollowed out midsoles that minimize weight and give a barefoot-like wearing experience.

US-based DVS Shoe Company, otherwise known as DVS, is a globally recognized footwear brand that designs and manufactures performance skate shoes for men across the world. It was founded by Tim Gavin and brothers Brian, Kevin, and Mike Dunlap in Los Angeles, California in 1995. 

One of the brand's most popular collections of skate shoes is the DVS Heritage Skate Shoes lineup. It consists of shoe models inspired by the brand's heritage and legacy in skateboarding. Released as part of this collection is the DVS Rico CT, along with the DVS Enduro 125, DVS Enduro Heir, DVS Comanche, DVS Celsius, DVS Revival 2, and more. 

The low-top DVS Rico CT is released in leather, fleece, suede, and canvas upper material variations. It also features a clean one-piece toe vamp, vulcanized outsole, and lace-up closure.

  • The DVS Rico CT also features a cut EVA footbed for extra cushioned comfort for all-day wear.
  • The rubber outsole follows a herringbone pattern treading for superior grip and traction. 
  • The one-piece toe vamp design promotes extended wear and durability. 
  • Both the lateral side and tongue display minimal DVS brandings. 
  • The eyelets are reinforced with metal for extra durability.
  • The insoles are removable.


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