Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Most of its wearers are praising the lightweight feel that this skate shoe delivers.
  • The majority of shoppers assure that the DVS Premier 2.0 is an excellent pair to have, considering its price.
  • Despite its slim build, a number of users are saying that it holds up unexpectedly well.
  • Several purchasers appreciate the design of this men’s low-top skate sneaker.
  • According to a couple of buyers, the actual shoe looks better than the photos online.
  • As per a few users, the Premier 2.0 provides ample breathability.
  • One of its wearers shares that the sneaker didn’t wear out his feet despite using it for long hours.
  • A couple of long-time DVS buyers are recommending this model because of its overall features.

2 reasons not to buy

  • There is one user who is not a fan of the mesh upper variant because it is not as lasting as the suede version.
  • A few of its buyers are complaining because the break-in period is longer than they expected.

Bottom line

As one of the established brands in skateboarding, DVS has managed to impress customers with the DVS Premier 2.0. Whether on or off the skate, this low-top gained notoriety for its durability and comfort. Its no-nonsense design has also been among its most highlighted aspect. 

While the sneaker has been recognized by many for its comfort, the break-in period for some wearers is not as quick as they anticipated. Still, with its features and price, the DVS Premier 2.0 is a great addition to any men’s shoe rack.

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Good to know

The low-top DVS Premier 2.0 is offered in US men’s sizes, from 5 to 14. According to multiple reviews, it fits true to size. A standard lace-up closure with reinforced metal eyelets has been used to provide a customizable and secure fit. For a comfortable underfoot feel, this skate shoe has a die-cut EVA footbed. 

While the design of the DVS Premier 2.0 could not be considered as eye-catching, most have positive remarks about its silhouette. Except for one, colorways available for this sneaker are mostly black. Combine this aspect with the relatively modest design, and the result is a footwear that can easily be incorporated into every men’s fashion ensembles.

Available in suede or mesh upper, the DVS Premier 2.0 has its small brandings located at the tongue and flaglets on the sides. Aside from these brandings, no other embellishments are used on the exterior, which makes up for a smooth, clean appearance.

The Premier 2.0 by DVS showcases the Vaporcell tech on its midsole and outsole. This technology offers exceptional board feel, durability, and comfort. Its rubber outsole exhibits asymmetrical line patterns that provide grip on and off the skate.

DVS is a US-based footwear and apparel company that is known for its products in skateboarding, snowboarding, and moto. In an interview, founder Tim Gavin said that the name DVS does not stand for anything, and is not a shortening of the word “devious.” 

Started in 1995 by Tim and his brothers, he always wanted to be more than just a skateboarder. The company experienced ups and downs. During the initial years, it managed to get by. But, during the 2008 economic downfall, DVS was not able to recover and went bankrupt in 2012.

Shortly after DVS filed for bankruptcy, it was purchased by the Sequential Brands Group. Its new owner continues the normal operations by signing new sponsorship contracts. As of this time, DVS is one of the known skater brands. One of its products, the DVS Premier 2.0, has been in circulation since 2014 due to its style, price, and durability.  

  • $60 is the regular price of this men’s skate sneaker.
  • Color options for the DVS Premier 2.0 are port, black/white mesh, black mesh, black/black suede, navy and olive.


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