Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The look and style of the DC Tonik TX sneakers caught the attention of several reviewers.
  • Many users agreed that this Tonik shoe is comfortable when worn.
  • Buyers have a wide range of colorway options for this DC shoe.
  • The affordable price of this shoe is another factor considered by some of the reviewers.
  • Some wearers mentioned that they like how this DC shoe goes well with everything.
  • This shoe holds up pretty well for everyday use, said some purchasers.  

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several wearers, especially wide-footed ones, commented that the DC Tonik TX shoes fit snug that they had to size up to maximize its comfort.  
  • Some users who tested this shoe for skateboarding reported that because of its canvas upper, it is not as durable as other DC skate shoes which are made of suede or leather.

Bottom line

Built with a breathable canvas upper, mesh lining, vulcanized construction, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole, and DC’s signature pill pattern tread, the DC Tonix TX is here to give wearers not just comfort but also style that goes pretty well with everything for everyday casual use.

Although marketed under the famed skate shoe brand DC, this textile or canvas version of the skate-ready DC Tonik shoe is more intended for everyday wearing than skating in because of its lesser durability than the original suede-canvas version. It is available in multiple colorways and comes with a budget-friendly price tag.

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Good to know

Included in DC’s roster of sneakers is the TX variation of the DC Tonik skate shoes called the DC Tonik TX. As the core model, this shoe is available in men's sizing from US 6 to 14, with half sizes in between, in D Standard or regular width. The entire upper is made of canvas, which permits more flexibility and breathability. A standard lace-up closure is presented for an adjustable fit.

One shoe from DC that fuses comfort and style is the DC Tonik TX. Oozing with a casual vibe with details inspired by skateboarding, it exhibits a clean-looking upper entirely made of canvas with reinforcements on the sides and heel. Pair it with jeans, shorts, or capri pants for everyday or casual wear.

Colorways available for the DC Tonik TX include Navy/White, Burgundy/Tan, Grey/Green/Grey, Tan, Dark Red, Black/Khaki, and more.

Although the DC Tonik TX may appear plain and simple at first look, it exhibits well-thought-out design details that make it one of the best DC shoes to date. For enhanced durability skating or not, the extra reinforcements on the sides are made with triple stitching. The collar is padded for increased comfort and support.  

American footwear brand DC Shoes, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Damon Way and Ken Block and acquired by Quicksilver on March 8, 2004, for roughly $87 million. To date, DC remains as one of the top brands that produce and manufacture footwear and apparel for skateboarding, snowboarding, and other extreme sports.

The brand is known for its top-of-the-line skate shoes such as the DC Heathrow, DC Manteca, DC Mikey Taylor, DC Trase, DC Evan Smith, and more. Part of its current lineup of shoes is the DC Tonik, a low-top skate shoe with a suede and canvas upper, one-piece toe cap, and vulcanized sole unit. It comes in several variations including a mid-top version called the DC Tonik Mid, DC Tonik XE, DC Tonik S, and DC Tonik TX among others.

The DC Tonik TX is the textile (hence the TX acronym) or canvas variation of the original Tonik model. While the original DC Tonik features a one-piece suede toe cap and canvas on the rest of the upper, the DC Tonik TX features canvas material throughout. The shoe released in several colorways, including white, blue, tan, red, grey, and more.

  • DC brandings are displayed on the quarter panels, tongue, heel, and footbed.
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.