Key Features: The Doublet x DC Hybrid combines three of the skate brand’s most iconic sneakers. Features from the Lynx OG, Kalis OG, and Legacy OG are taken and reconstructed through the lens of Doublet founder Masayuki Ino, who has a personal relationship with skateboard — something that drew him to DC and ’00s skate shoes.
Release Date: September 11
Price: $550 / £340
Buy: DC Shoes, Dover Street Market, and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: Doublet founder Masayuki Ino has taken his three favorite DC sneakers and combined them to make the Doublet x DC Hybrid. With ’00s footwear having a moment — brands such as Nike and adidas have been bringing back models from the early ’00s recently — it makes sense that DC Shoes is part of that revival. Skate shoes from that era, in particular, have made a return. Luxury houses such as Lanvin and Louis Vuitton have put ’00s skate shoe-inspired sneakers on their runways at Paris Fashion Week. If high-end brands are doing it, why shouldn’t the OG of chunky skate shoes get involved?
“I used to wear DC SHOES when I was a teenager. As an adult, I wondered which OG shoe I would buy, but this time I could not choose. Each of DC Shoes' models has a unique characteristic and design,” explains Ino San. “So, this inspired me. I wondered if I could make a super OG DC sneaker that combined all the good points from each of my favourite styles and, and I am proud to introduce my dream sneaker in the DC x Doublet Hybrid.”
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