Shop for DVS skateboard shoes and skate clothing. DVS was created in 1995 out of a partership between former Girl Skateboards pro Tim Gavin and brothers brian, Kevin and Mike Dunlap. The brand has stayed true to its original mantra of making quality skateboard shoes made by skaters, for skaters. DVS has been the long-term shoe sponsor of L.A skate legends Chico Brenes and Daewon Song.
Gavin took the opportunity to develop the company after getting to know more and more people outside of skateboarding around his home city of Los Angeles as his professional skate career was beginning to fade. As the legend goes, Gavin became friends with the Dunlap brothers, surfers from the Malibu area, who expressed an interest in starting a skate shoe brand. They had effectively struck gold befriending Gavin, who assured them that if they financed it, he could take care of the team and marketing – being, as he was, heavily connected with the universally respected Girl skateboards family.
In 2005 DVS released a full length skate video called Skate More, with incredible parts from many of the original team including standout parts from Daewon Song and Chico Brenes along with notable skate legends who have subsequently parted ways with DVS such as Zered Bassett, Jason Dill and Keith Hufnagel.
Since then the DVS skate team has gone through quite a few changes, and currently boasts the talents of England’s Paul Shier alongside Torey Pudwill, Marty Murawski, and Flo Mirtain among others complimenting the O.G backbone of Song and Brenes. In 2013 the team embarked on tours to skate street in lesser exposed US cities including Detroit and Dallas, both of which resulted in online video features. 2013 saw the team undertake an extensive tour of South America.