Size and fit

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.

DC Tonik TX Style

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.

Notable Features

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.  

DC Tonik TX History

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.

Additional Info

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

Facts / Specs

Base model: DC Tonik
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Colorways: Black / Blue / Purple / Grey / Beige
Special editions: 1 special edition
SKUs: 303111062 / 303111ARR / 303111BUR / 303111CAM / 303111DRK / 303111NGM / 303111NWH / 303111TBO / 303111XKSW / 303111XSSG

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