The famous Love Park in the heart of Philadelphia is gone, but the memories will stand out forever. With the Plaza TC S shoe, DC is continuing a legacy. I was very happy and excited to skate the DC Plaza. Let’s see what the Plaza can do!
DC Plaza TC S
The words DC and Plaza remind me of the legendary DC team sessions around the Love park area in Philadelphia. DC honours this popular spot with the DC Plaza TC S shoe. The team and especially exceptional talent Tiago Lemos rip it hard with the Plaza TC. It’ll be interesting for you to see how the shoe performed on my feet.
Fit and Feel
“Right from the first time wearing this shoe the wide toe area features a nice wearing comfort…”
With the DC Plaza TC S shoe, you’ll get a solid cup sole construction and a mixture of materials like velour in the toe cap area, canvas, smooth leather parts and synthetic fabrics. Right from the first time wearing this shoe the wide toe area features a nice wearing comfort, perfect for skateboarders with wider feet.
Typical for skate shoes with a cup sole construction it felt a bit stiff and uncomfortable at the beginning. But after a few sessions, I got used to the shoe. From this point on it was a pleasure to skate this shoe. Due to the cushioning around the heel area, the Plaza TC features a tight fit.
After a few intense sessions, the cup sole became more and more flexible, but the tight fit remained constant. From the combination of the cup sole construction and the removable Ortholite footbed, you can expect a high level of damping for high-impact skating or disliked primo landing. But you surely don’t have to be afraid about board feel, too! Watch Tiago Lemos feeling home in both worlds: technical skateboarding and killing crazy gaps, rails and more street madness.
“The cup sole construction is really reliable and lasts as long as you need it.”
The DC Plaza TC S got all it needs to be called a solid and sturdy skate shoe. The cup sole construction is really reliable and lasts as long as you need it. But there’s a bitter taste to it. The Ollie area showed wear marks in form of a small hole pretty soon. The cup sole, on the other hand, remained without big signs of wear throughout my test period. A main advantage of the DC Plaza is the shape stability, even after intense sessions. You can expect a nice wearing comfort without losing board feel, grip and a tight fit.
“…you’ll get a reliable skate shoe that should meet all of your requirements.”
All in all, the DC Plaza TC S stands the test in all categories and you’ll get a reliable skate shoe that should meet all of your requirements. The only downside was the hole at the flick area of the shoe. But on the other hand, the Plaza convinced with outstanding cushioning and a nice and tight wearing comfort.
• the durability of the outsole
• wearing comfort
• the durability of the Super Suede