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ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
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DC Shoes Metric

This is How the DC Shoes Metric is ‘1000 Times More Skateable'

DC Shoes have introduced the new Metric skate model, which is packed with so much tech that it's '1000 times more skateable'! Designed with input from their pro team of riders, the modern design hits all of the key performance indicators needed to withstand today’s technical tricks and occasionally treacherous terrain.

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DC Shoes Metric
DC Shoes Metric
DC Shoes Metric

Desirable factors like durability, low weight and superior feel are goals that all good skate shoes strive for – something DC have progressively improved since their inception in the early 1990s. The Metric has shades of the brand's millennium models like the Kalis and Williams signatures, but this combination of traditional design cues paired with modern technology means it's an all-new original. The Metric is built on a classic cupsole foundation for flexibility and sleekness, which is now 100 per cent recycled RE/GRIP RUBBER that’s both lighter and more hardwearing than before. Its midsole is now stuffed full of IMPACT-FOAM that offers impact protection without sacrificing board feel. Above that is a tuned IMPACT-ALG insole for further cushioning, whereby some of its foam is sourced from algae.

Endurance is ensured by combining suede with lightweight abrasion-resistant mesh to keep weight down and breathability up. For even more longevity, the Metric S uses SUPER SUEDE, which reportedly lasts 50 per cent longer than traditional suede, while the Metric LE features supple nubuck for a premium finish. This is all bound together using SUPER STITCH threads that are much less prone to tearing, versus standard yarns.

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Among the Metric's multiple launch colourways are three headline editions, each designed by DC pro riders Will Marshall; Ish Cepeda; and the Hongo Bros, Shintaro and Masaki. These vibrant colourways accentuate the new and improved features of the model through elements including ice soles, gradient mesh detailing and custom tongue labels. And don’t worry about shredding them – they’re designed to take whatever’s thrown at them!

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