Agenda Sneak Peek: DC Shoes Fall ’15 – Part 1

If you've skated them, they're more than likely in your top 5 favorite skate shoes. The DC Mike Mo in Blk/Rich Red - $85

If you’ve skated them, they’re more than likely in your top 5 favorite skate shoes. The DC Mike Mo in Blk/Rich Red – $85

Your expectations for DC Shoes should always be heighten with every season of their newly released footwear. They have a tendency of never disappointing while simultaneously shocking the world with their brave and equally challenging designs. This year at Agenda was no different. We saw a slew of newer models worthy of your envy and some classic models updated in beautiful colorways for your viewing pleasure.

One of the newer models that has us staggering is the new Mikey Taylor pro model. Now, we’re not going to deny the fact- we don’t really care for Mikey Taylor. As fucked up as that may sound, it’s the truth but that’s not to say that we’re not thoroughly impressed with this new MT2 model. The fact that we don’t really fuck with him in general is one thing, but the pure fact that his 2nd pro model has us wanting a pair as soon as humanly possible (which we may have ruined our chances with this honest paragraph) speaks for itself. Pictured below is his marketed, and if you will, highly sophisticated-looking colorway. The mature shade of brown and that hit of oxblood around the heel counter takes this already good looking shoe and makes it straight handsome. Care to disagree? Because it’s really impossible. Especially in a Navy/Grey combo.

The long awaited Mikey Taylor 2 from DC Shoes. Black/Brown/White featured colorway - $80

The long awaited Mikey Taylor 2 from DC Shoes. Black/Brown/White featured colorway – $80

As much as we may disagree with Mikey Taylor the skater, you won’t find us hating on his newest pro model. The technical aspects take the MT2 overboard as they feature a drop-in Unilite midsole and Super Suede construction throughout the upper. If we haven’t blown our chances, you can find us reviewing these/looking pretty in these asap.

If you’re a huge fan of his first pro model, don’t fret because it’s still around. In some updated colorways, the MT1 comes in both a tan/cream and a charcoal/gum colorway. A signature blk/wht colorway is still being carried over for future seasons along with an olive colorway for those looking to keep it classy.

The moment we've all been waiting for, Josh Kalis' 10th shoe for DC, the Wolf S. - $85

The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Josh Kalis’ 10th shoe for DC, the Wolf S. – $85

Kalis’ milestone of a shoe has arrived. The Wolf S, shown in Black/Yellow, has extended the stay of the airbag and is stronger than its predecessor. The Centric was a great shoe, but you have to be kidding yourself if you don’t believe that the Wolf is going to be so much better. Here’s why: from talking to Kalis about his new shoe, he informed us that the Wolf was developed with more padding, a stronger midsole and greater support features. Hearing that all from the man himself is more than enough reason to believe that the Wolf is going to be one of your favorite skate shoes of 2015. It has a stronger build in comparison to the rest of DC’s catalog and will surely stick out on a wall at local skate shops.

It’s not a competition, but which model do you think looks the best?
Part 2, coming shortly.

Comments

  1. Grant Fiero

    February 6, 2015 4:31am

    Haha why do you disagree with mikey taylor?

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    • heelfliperic

      February 6, 2015 4:37pm

      Because he’s generally a weak skater overall. I feel like he remains relevant on his super nice personality and relationship with other more visible pros as much as his skating. All I ever see him do is basic grinds and slides on medium rails that other pros could easily flip into, and he’s never really done anything that’s really wowed me. He’s just like a boring but nice, generic skater that will be one of those people that a decade from now, nobody will remember him or know his name.

    • Janky

      February 7, 2015 7:41pm

      Mikey Taylor has already been pro for over a decade. And he still has a shoe. This dude shows that consistency and dedication are what’s most important. in the past ten years he’s never disappointed on lack of footage/fell off for lack skating he’s always been in the game. Whether on the sidelines or in front of the camera. The dude has killed it and still does and has never slacked off. Will we hear less of him in 10 years? I’d say so. 35-40 are when most pros want to stay out of the spotlight. Will people forget about him? I’d say no. He established himself. Skating 10 years ago compared to skating now is a whole lot different. Flip In flip out tricks were a mastermind pro thing. Nowadays many of the amateurs are better than many pros. But skateboarding isn’t about who’s better it’s about having fun. And Mikey definitely always looks like he’s having shit tons of fun.

    • Stefano Bellote

      February 9, 2015 1:42pm

      Killed on the answer, Janky! I don’t like his “new” style, I prefer the In Bloom days which made me look up to him as a skater, but his personallity, always smiling and having fun, you gotta like that, that’s what skateboarding is all about! That’s played a huge part on keeping him on the game, for sure, but he’s also a good skater, he still gets the job done. He’s just not on the highest of levels right now, but skating level nowadays is just insane.. but he’s still relevant
      About the shoe, it’s a total different approach than his 1st model, and I like it.. although the black and brown leather didn’t go well IMO, blue colorway is sick tho

  2. al

    February 6, 2015 5:33am

    I like the MT 2 the most (the Wolf S is a close second though). It appears to be a more visually appealing version of the first model. Looks way more sophisticated than the first one. While i liked the first one, it kind of looked like Janoski’s inbred cousin. This one, however, looks pretty tight. The Wolf looks like it will hold up well and quite frankly, looks super legit. I will definately attempt to get my hands on a pair. Have not skated a shoe with the airbag since the chet thomas globe

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  3. Han

    February 6, 2015 2:50pm

    I’m sure the MT2 will probably be more technically advanced or whatever, but the MT1 looks better. A nice looking sneaker version of saddle oxfords. Nothing that Janoskis can touch class-wise.

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  4. Oliver

    February 6, 2015 4:44pm

    Odd comments on Taylor. Love the Wolf, looks awesome.

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  5. kyle

    February 6, 2015 9:12pm

    the Mo’s look like the Filament shoe or… vice versa… the MT’s in blue look hot shit and anything from kalis is golden. wish they still made the “Truth” with the icey-blue sole

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  6. Tikey Maylor

    February 7, 2015 12:36am

    So no super rubber on the MT2 or Wolf? Still, MT2 looks amazing.

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  7. Sam

    February 7, 2015 1:43am

    I gotta say that I like the look of the MT1’s better. The 2’s look a bit to “tech” for me, and for Mikey’s style really.

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  8. Ryan

    February 7, 2015 2:14am

    the Mikey Taylor 2 shape’s looks good, but the brown leather and DC logo on the side is ugly. It makes the shoe looks cheap

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  9. Ian

    February 7, 2015 4:25am

    do we have a Cole Lite 3 coming?

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  10. Cody

    February 7, 2015 8:41pm

    I’m not big on the MT2, the brown hit isn’t my style, but the wolf looks sick.

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  11. Pattycaaakes

    February 9, 2015 5:30am

    I’m not too keen on commenting when someone is like ‘I don’t like [person]’ when I like the person, but Mikey Taylor sold me on him and his skating back in In Bloom when he did the 30 ft frontside tailslide to regs in his intro. Small details.

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  12. dav

    February 22, 2015 5:40am

    anyone popped the bubble on some kalis? how bad are they once it happens?
    the centric and wolf uppers look great but I wear the heel edges down on shoes so quick im worried the shoes would be ruined before they are even worn in.

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  13. Deez

    April 19, 2015 5:42am

    Miley Taylor’s a goober who forces his goofy ass smile and style, he hasn’t done anything memorable aside from being P Rods teammate on City Stars back in the day, yet somehow he has 3 pro shoes no board sponsor and less skill now than when he was a kid, yet he somehow always has a shoe.

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