Who should buy DC Villain

Add this to your sneaker collection if you:

  • are looking for a DC model that you can easily dress up and down
  • an affordable slip-on shoe that you can wear during the summer and spring season

DC Villain label

Who should NOT buy DC Villain

While the DC Villain is worthy footwear from DC, you should get the DC Lynx Zero instead if you need a grippier model. Another possible alternative is the DC Vandium if you want more cushioning on your shoes.

DC Villain side profile

A friendly DC shoe for your feet

According to plenty of buyers, the shoe has a slipper-like comfort and can be worn all day.

For added comfort, the collar and tongue are padded.

DC Villain padded collar

Slip in and out of the DC Villain effortlessly 

It is easy to put it on and off, commend several purchasers. The slip-on design made this possible.

DC Villain slip on design

It is cushioned and lightweight, but some find the cushioning insufficient

More than a handful of commenters praise the DC Villain's lightweight construction. The EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning. 

DC Villain cushioning

However, some commenters have complained that the shoe does not have enough cushioning.

Breezy even during summer

The sneaker is lined with mesh for ventilation. A few reviewers can actually attest to the breathability of the shoe.

DC Villain heel part

Not for all kinds of surfaces

The rubber outsole features DC's signature Pill Pattern tread, which promises excellent durability.

DC Villain outsole

However, despite its rubber outsole, the DC Villain has poor traction, a few purchasers have grumbled.

Unique style for each colorway

There are three color options for the DC Villain: white with a perforated upper, black/camo print with a camouflage heel accent, and black print with an allover printed DC logo detailing. 

Its neutral color scheme and moccasin-inspired stitching around the toe give the shoe a dressy appeal, which will suit both formal and casual outfits. 

DC Villain upper

​​Most reviewers like the DC Villain's trendy and casual style; it can be easily styled with different clothes, such as shorts or jeans, attest a lot of wearers.

Many users also laud the DC Villain for its slightly formal look, which can be worn for work or other formal occasions.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist, Dressy
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole, Nubuck, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.