DC Pure XE

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DC Pure XE -
The DC Men's Pure XE Skate Shoe combines classic design with the latest materials, for a look that says “Yo!” to the old-school but runs with the new. Heavy suede and full-grain leather panel uppers provide grip-tape resistance, while retro sidewalls wrap around a soft, grippy DGT Plus gum rubber sole. DC's plush padded tongue and collar make the Pure XE a go-to, whether you're headed to the pipe, the park, or just down the street for a soft pack and a nudie mag.


  • Foam padded tongue and collar for added comfort and support.


  • Upper also features vent holes for breathability, as well as metal lace eyelets
  • Perforated upper panels for better breathability.


  • Runs small, order 1/2 size larger


  • Classic DC logo wrapped around the heel

Traction and Grip:

  • Performance-wrap cup sole incorporates DC's DGT rubber for durability and grip
  • Extremely gummy DGT PLUS rubber front sole wall for supreme gripping and control.


  • Made in China or Vietnam
  • Imported


  • Durable Suede, Nubuck Or Leather Upper
  • Lightweight mesh tongue and upper panels.
  • Heavy duty suede upper


  • Performance thin wrapped cupsole.
  • Soft resilient action leather
  • Medium width
  • The Metallic Silver/Crazy Pink colorway comes as a mismatched pair.
  • Innovative DGT rubber bottom design for enhanced board control, feel, and durability
  • Eyelets on medial side
  • Innovative, patent-pending DGT rubber bottom with DC's trademarked pill pattern.
  • Sole design provides excellent ground contact, wear and flex.
Whether you’re spending the day at the skate park or just exploring the city, the Pure XE from DC Shoes has you covered. With a full grain leather or suede upper and mesh inserts, the Pure XE is both rugged and breathable. Dynamic Grip Technology in the sole gives you superb grip, control, and durability both on and off your board.

The DC Shoes Pure XE skate shoe combines a classic design with updated materials to create a look that nods to the old-school yet keeps up with the new and modern styles. The upper is made of either synthetic nubuck or suede with perforated panels and medial eyelets for abrasion resistance and improved ventilation. There's a foam-padded tongue and collar, Spandex tongue holders, a performance TPR-wrapped cupsole and TPR toe wrap tape for superior board control. Non-removable insole. The look is completed with a DGT™ Plus rubber outsole for great grip and traction.
DC Pure XE skate shoes. Soft and resilient action leather and suede upper. Exceptionally durable toe cap. Lightweight, foam-padded, mesh tongue. DC label woven on tongue. DC embroidery at outside panel. DC embroidery at back of collar. Rubber DC heel badge. Foam-padded collar. Extremely gummy DGT Plus™ rubber front sole wall for supreme gripping and control. Innovative, patent-pending DGT™ rubber bottom design with sticky rubber and DC's trademark "pill" pattern and DC logo. Imported.
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For style and performance perfect for your next street session, park jam or casual trek across campus, turn to DC Shoes Pure XE skate shoes. They're crafted with a durable suede upper in a fresh, go-with-anything design.

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Keep it simple, yet so fresh at the same time.
The Pure XE says it loud and proud with the addition of a classic DC logo wrapped around the heel. Made from durable suede, nubuck or upper leather. The tongue and heel collar are foam padded for comfort and support. The upper also features vent holes for breathability, as well as metal lace eyelets. The performance-wrap cup sole incorporates DC's DGT rubber for durability and grip. DC's trademarked pill pattern graces the tread.

Soft and resilient full-grain leather upper for durability and abrasion resistance.
for added comfort and support.
Extremely gummy DGT PLUS™ rubber front sole wall for supreme gripping and control.
Innovative, patent-pending DGT™ rubber bottom with DC's trademarked "pill" pattern.
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Additional Info:DC's trademarked pill pattern graces the tread
Material:Durable suede, nubuck or upper leather
Weight:1 lb 3 oz
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DC Pure XE Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I love the look of these shoes so much, and was trying to resist skating(read:destroying) them. Super comfy, and the leather/suede upper is soft and flexible.
Anyways, after some rainy concerts and lots of mud, I decided to put these shoes through the real test.
With no surprise, as with all other DC skate shoes, they're great for skating. The leather and suede do better than I thought at resisting the grip tape and don't mess the shoe up terribly bad. Excellent flexibility in the shoe for maximum board sensitivity.
Onto the technical features I like-
Multy density soles. Great feature, making it soft where you need it, and harder where it counts.
Extra layer of leather at the bottom of the laces. This might seem like an aesthetic feature, but is actually quite functional. When you ollie, the board will rub up against the shoe and forever leave it's mark on your fresh pair of kicks. This extra little layer of leather helps stop the grip tape from wearing out your shoes prematurely.

Emerson Takahashi at Backcountry.com on 08/12/2012

Purchased the Dark Chocolate/Star colour off of Whiskey Militia for 30 bucks.
Been wearing these things for a year and you can barely tell there's any wear on em. Super comfy with a real beefy fit. The tongue is about 3/4 of an inch thick and the sole has three grip areas that work perfectly.
Only complaint is that the insole wears out pretty quickly, especially where the balls of your feet are.

Justin Azevedo at Backcountry.com on 11/29/2011

these shoes are sick, hardcore and at the same time.. fancy. U can use it a lot and at the end of the night just pass some water and the shoes are brand new, the ruber is the best i ever seen. 5 stars mate.

Rafael Meira at Backcountry.com on 06/30/2008

This shoe feels great, right out of the box! sick look for any occasion, and the sole provides some of the best grip I've ever seen. Super grippy on the toe, mid grip in the arch and just grippy in the heel. Perfect!

Alan Bradley at Backcountry.com on 04/29/2009

Nothing compares to the DGT sole in these shoes, especially in the XE model! Love the super grippy toe. Perfect! This shoe is so comfy with no break-in time. slick style, simple design.

PBJ at Backcountry.com on 05/06/2009

Right out of the box these shoes look super nice, I almost don't want to wear them for fear of messing them up ha. They're really well made and super nice looking.

Eric Brammer at Backcountry.com on 01/03/2013

These shoes are great right from the get-go! No break-in time and thus far, they haven't needed any special insoles. Right on with the sizing. The grip is absolutely amazing on these!

PBJ at Backcountry.com on 06/24/2008
I've always been a fan of DC but these can't get anymore comfortable. Oh my goodness, they feel so comfy, like a foot bed or something.
Ryan M - customer at Zappos.com on 09/02/2010
Great shoes, but they are very noisy! After wearing them a few weeks, they constantly give off a loud squeak now with every step.
Joe M - customer at Zappos.com on 02/22/2011

First real skate shoes, good & comfortable but wear out fast. The bottom is made up of different rubbers for better grip and control.

Opacque at Backcountry.com on 07/25/2009

Negative Reviews:

HEY I bought a pare of green and emerald dc shoes and they are wearing out fast can i get a replacement for that $$$

Breggen at Backcountry.com on 04/30/2010

not what i expected to get...

arz4801988 at Backcountry.com on 01/25/2012