For skaters, by skaters – the footwear label DVS Shoes was founded in 1995 by Kevin Dunlap and former pro skater Tim Gavin. DVS Shoes, as a part of the Podium Distribution Group is based in Torrance, California. They originally made men's skateboard shoes, but enlarged their product range over the years. Today DVS offers shoes for men, women and kids. Besides skateboarding, DVS footwear is represented in action sports like surfing, snowboarding and motocross. With Torey Pudwill and Deawon Song, they got two top team members, when it comes to skateboarding.