Overview of this review
Size and fit
Sizing for the DC Evan Lo Zero S is from men’s 6-14 in medium width. It fits true to size. The suede upper offers a robust fit for the foot, while the lace-up system keeps the shoe tight. It has a low-top collar so that the ankle can move freely.
DC Evan Lo Zero S Style
With its no-fuss design, the low-top DC Evan Lo Zero S is ideal for pretty much any casual activity. Walking the streets or the park or just hanging out is made more refined with a pair of these laidback kicks. Pants, particularly in black or dark wash colors, paired with a basic t-shirt will complete the shoe’s casual appeal. Shorts are also a good option for mixing and matching with this model, ideal for the summer season.
Super Suede is used in the construction of the DC Evan Lo Zero S. It provides additional durability while maintaining the soft and comfortable feel. Evan Smith’s signature branding and DC branding are found throughout the sneaker. The round rubber toe cap is designed to make the shoe last longer. There are vent holes near the midsole for breathability.
DC Evan Lo Zero S History
Action sports brand DC Shoes started out in 1994, the brainchild of community college classmates Ken Block and Damon Way. It was one of the many brands they founded together and the name used to stand for Droors Clothing, another joint venture of theirs. The company was initially based in Carlsbad, California, but it has since moved to Huntington Beach.
From the beginning, DC partnered with top skateboarding athletes to create and promote shoes for the sport. Apart from skating, the brand also produces various products for snowboarding, motor racing, and surfing. Many well-known figures have come and gone in the brand's footwear catalog, lending their creativity and style to different shoes that embody the spirit of skating. One of these is Evan Smith.
Featuring the DC Evan Lo Zero S, the renowned skateboarder collaborated with the brand on a sneaker that functions well on and off the board. The Florida native and current Global Pro emphasized a classic skate-inspired silhouette on his model. As a result, it looks low-key yet smooth and stylish, perfect for any activity. It's also the suede version of the Evan Lo Zero shoe and features a budget-friendly price.
- The OrthoLite footbed gives cushioning to the foot.
- DC’s patented Impact-I technology is featured on the outsole, where inverted cones are used for shock absorption and compression.