Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today etniesâ€™ vision is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating functional products that provide the most style, comfort, durability and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world class team of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto x and BMX athletes and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities. etnies Spring 2007 etnies collection of footwear offers a complete line of pro models and team inspired skateboarding shoes, as well as new lifestyle footwear. etnies SEED Project The etnies SEED Project is a unique product collection of footwear and apparel that is made of sustainable and recyclable materials. e-Collection The etnies e-Collection offers premium materials to the brandâ€™s premium dealers and is a creative twist on the companyâ€™s most popular footwear featuring original styles, materials and unique color applications. etnies Plus etnies Plus is a niche collection of sublimely comfortable shoes offered only at hand-picked boutiques around the world.