Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers agree that the DC Anvil TX SE is a very comfortable shoe.
  • Some wearers observe that this pair's canvas upper helps in keeping feet from getting too hot during summer.
  • Several shoe users commend the shoe's durable construction.
  • The shoe provides adequate arch support, according to a few consumers.
  • A handful of commenters mention that they like this kick so much that they have bought multiple pairs in different colors.
  • Majority of the purchasers find the Anvil TX SE of DC to be a stylish pair with a timeless design.
  • An online consumer says that the shoe looks better in person than in the photos.
  • Some wearers are happy that they get compliments whenever they wear this pair out.
  • The pair is easy to clean, according to a few users of this shoe.
  • Several skateboarders say that it performs excellently for doing tricks and jumps on the skateboard.

1 reason not to buy

  • Most purchasers disclose that this kick feels narrower than expected.

Bottom line

Decked out in a classic skateboarding silhouette, the DC Anvil TX SE boasts of a low-top profile with a vulcanized sole for excellent board feel. Its lightweight yet long-lasting construction works efficiently in doing board tricks at the skate park while its breathable canvas upper makes for an excellent summer shoe that could help keep you feeling cool.

This kick's only drawback is it runs narrower than usual. Regardless of this minor issue, this shoe with its premium construction and timeless design is deemed as an excellent day-to-day shoe.

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Good to know

The DC Anvil TX SE is a unisex shoe that is exclusively offered in men's sizes. Unlike older DC shoes, the newer released Anvil models were noticeably narrower. Some consumers even made a side-by-side comparison of the DC shoes, and it showed that the Anvil measured the same in length but slimmer in width. This could be the reason why going half a size up is recommended.

The vintage skateboarding style is well and alive with the DC Anvil TX SE. This low-top classic is an obvious choice for sneaker fans who are not only into skateboarding but also into timeless and comfortable footwear. Available in varying neutral colors, it makes for an easy shoe to match with an array of casual outfits. Pair with jeans or shorts for a laidback day or opt for a pair of chinos and a button up shirt for a dressier vibe.

This kick's upper is crafted from premium textile material that is breathable and lightweight, while suede overlays provide structure and added durability. Ventilation holes are strategically placed on the medial side of the shoe to keep feet dry. Both the shoe's collar and tongue are padded for added cushioning and comfort. It also features a vulcanized sole for great board feel and flexibility. Lastly, the brand's oversize pill pattern tread covers the shoe's outsole, providing superb traction and durability.

Damon Way and Ken Block were the founders of the brand DC Shoes Inc., but before they were businessmen, they were buddies first. The two met when they were attending the same community college and had hit it off ever since. In 1994, Damon and Ken thought it would be a great idea to launch a series of startups including the Droors Clothing also known today as DC Shoes Inc. It is a company that specializes in manufacturing footwear for action sports like skateboarding and snowboarding. One year has passed, the brand's revenue had already reached $7 million and steadily increased for the next ten years.

In 2004 Quicksilver stepped in and bought the brand for $87 million. Quicksilver helped DC to further their success and eventually reached a billion dollars in revenue. In the present-day, DC Shoes is known as an international brand that broadened its product spectrum to include men's, women's and kids' apparel, outerwear, and accessories in both lifestyle and action sports categories. The brand has also created professional teams that comprised of established athletes from different action sports like skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross that help in the development of DC products and endorse promotional efforts.

The DC Anvil TX SE Shoe is one of the many products offered by DC. It exhibits a classic skateboarding aesthetic that is very suitable for everyday use as it is for the sport. This kick is available in varying subdued hues that's easy to mix and match with almost any casual ensemble.

  • These sneakers’ insoles are not removable.


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