The "DC" in DC Shoes stands for Droors Clothing. The shoes were originally released as part of the Droors clothing line, and they eventually gained popularity among snowboarding and skateboarding communities.
Co-creators Ken Block and Damon Way launched the Droors clothing line in 1992. This was the second brand created by the duo, who launched the successful Eightball clothing brand out of their garage in the early '90s.
After forming Circus Distribution as a parent company for their future partnerships and business ventures, DC Shoes became the company's first test in the footwear market.
The duo has created other successful products marketed toward snowboarders, including "snow jeans" and Type A snowboards.