Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Many people were happy about the fit of DC Pure High-Top shoes (also called DC Pure WC SP).
  • These are quality lifestyle kicks with a solid build according to a few reviewers.
  • A handful reported that these shoes descending from the Pure silhouette by DC are comfortable.
  • DC Shoes’ Pure WC SP high-top kicks have a simple, clean look that matches with a lot of clothing types, claimed some buyers.
  • The leisure sneakers looked exactly as described and pictured, one purchaser stated.
  • Several consumers remarked that DC Pure High-Top sneakers are quite durable and last a long time. One person added that his pair still looks new even after months of use.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Two reviewers stated that DC Pure High-Top shoes run about a half size smaller than standard sizing. A buyer reported that you could get them true to size by pulling out the removable insoles.
  • One customer complained that the high-top DC shoes have no arch support.

Bottom line

From skate shoes to leisure ones, the DC Shoes brand sure knows about style. DC Pure High-Top sneakers feature that excellent street-style flair that the brand is known for. The shoes’ looks are equally matched by their durability and solid build that’s guaranteed to last you a long while. As further incentives to purchase these kicks, they also contain amazing comfort and the perfect fit.

Don’t expect too much arch support from these shoes as they have little. However, their padding and cushioning should be enough for discriminating consumers.

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Good to know

DC Shoes’ Pure High-Tops are designed for men and are offered in measurements ranging from 6 to 18. Women can also enjoy these rocking kicks as long as they remember to size down by 1.5 when converting from women’s sizing to men’s.

The shoes reportedly run small by a half size, so this should be something potential purchasers should note. The shoes contain little arch support, but they are nicely padded around the collars and support the ankles well.

When you need to stand out yet feel comfy doing it, these kicks are the way to go. DC Pure High-Top shoes will let you stride out in style via their distinctive color scheme and graphics that are sure to catch the eye. Pair these cool high-top sneakers with jeans and your favorite hoodie. They also match well with joggers and shorts.

If the interesting color schemes do not grab you first, then their cool skate-inspired styling will. DC Pure WC SP sneakers also feature a wrap cupsole (hence the WC in the name) construction that gives these kicks long-lasting durability.

From a shoe company that found fame as a manufacturer of quality skateboarding shoes, DC has come a long way from its roots. Not that the brand has forsaken the skateboarding industry it was established in 1994 to market to. Far from it. The brand has simply expanded into different sports such as BMX, motocross, and snowboarding among others, and they’ve succeeded very well in these ventures. It was only natural that from there, they’d also progress to the lifestyle shoe industry.

Their lifestyle shoes bear the trademark DC characteristics of durability combined with style cues from their athletic heritage design. The result is often phenomenal as evidenced here in the DC Pure High-Top silhouette. The shoes take much of their inspiration from the DC Pure silhouette from the slightly chunky build to the panels around the uppers of the shoes. However, aside from the high-top construction of the DC Pure High-tops, they also feature a distinctive DC graphic on the sides.

  • DC Pure High-Top shoes contain leather, suede, and/or nubuck uppers with textile quarters.
  • Mesh linings keep the shoes breathable.
  • The outsoles contain DC’s trademark Pill pattern tread.
  • Each shoe weighs about 453 grams.


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