The DC Shoes brand name is an abbreviated version of the company's original name from when it was founded in 1994, Droor's Clothing, a brand that has since been sold off and is now defunct. Since the Droor's Clothing brand was sold, DC Shoes has been known simply by the name DC Shoes, as the company is no longer associated with the Droor's Clothing name. The company's founders, Damon Way and Ken Block, started DC in Huntington Beach, and since its founding it has been acquired by the surf and skate brand Quicksilver.
Though DC Shoes, Inc. is now owned by Quicksilver, it maintains its own unique brand identity and is marketed under the same company name as prior to the acquisition. The company's offerings extend beyond the shoes implied by the DC Shoes name, marketing skateboarding and street shoes; apparel for men, women and children; accessories and equipment such as snowboards and snowboard boots.
DC's company name is also attached to professional skateboarding, snowboarding and motocross, with the company sponsoring professionals in these areas in addition to supporting amateurs. Some of the professionals on DC's teams have shoe models named after them, such as the Matt Miller S, the Nyjah Huston Signature Shoe and the Wes Kremer Pro.Learn More
The plastic tip at the end of a shoelace is called an aglet. Its purpose is to keep the fibers of the shoelace compact and easy to insert through a hole. Aglets are also used as a decorative element on cords.Full Answer >
There are many types of shoes for many types of occasions that a well respected fraternity brother should wear. Typical shoes for a respected brother include dress shoes, cap-toe oxfords, and leather boat shoes, according to Business Insider.Full Answer >
"Warm and cold booting" refers to cycling a computer on and off to troubleshoot freezes and other issues. Warm booting – clicking a reset command or pressing the CTRL, ALT and DELETE keys simultaneously – restarts the computer without disconnecting it from power. A cold boot – shutting the computer down using the power switch or by unplugging it from the electricity – completely resets the hardware and power source.Full Answer >
One way to stop shoes from squeaking is to apply baby powder: Lift the shoe's innersole, sprinkle the powder in and replace the sole. An alternate method is to apply hand cream to the space that is exposed after the innersole is removed.Full Answer >