doublet and DC Shoes' Hybrid Sneaker Combines the OG Lynx, Kalis, and Legacy

Nodding to the skate scene of the late ’90s and early ’00s.

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Masayuki Ino‘s high-concept, genderless Japanese label doublet has announced a collaboration with DC Shoes, delivering a new pair of hybrid sneakers that reference DC Shoes’ OG Lynx, Kalis, and Legacy.

Ino started his career as a footwear designer for Mihara Yasuhiro before launching doublet in 2012, and has a personal history and life story indebted in skate culture. Speaking on how the doublet x DC Hybrid came around, Ino said, “I used to wear DC Shoes when I was a teenager. I enjoyed the Lynx; my friend, who was good at skateboarding, was wearing the Kalis and Legacy. At that time, I thought if I wore a different model, I might be better at skateboarding. But I remember I couldn’t buy other models because I had no money.”

He added, “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. Even though I quit skateboarding, I am still attracted to the technical skateboarding models… 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 favorite styles.”

The result is the doublet x DC Hybrid, a combination of three shoes that we unpicked by Ino and reconstructed into one ultimate pair of DC Shoes. They’re a testament to the staying power of the skateboarding shoes from the late ’90s and early ’00s, and how the once niche subculture has influenced lots of the designs and styles we call fashion today.

Available in three colorways, ranging from triple white to black-and-orange or black-and-white, the collaborative pair offers plenty in the way of retro throwbacks. The tongue is oversized, the profile is chunky, and details such as a large branded webbing stripe on the tongue, a wraparound lower-quarter bumper complete with doublet and DC branding, as well as pull tabs on the heel and tongue, further channel the early ’00s skate aesthetic.

The doublet x DC Hybrid sneaker is set to release on September 11 on DC Shoes’ website, Dover Street Market stores worldwide, 10 Corso Como Seoul, FourTwoFour on Fairfax, RSVP Gallery, Daynight, and SSENSE. Pairs will cost $550 USD each.

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