Three Australian brothers: Stephen, Peter and Matt Hill, emerged out of Melbourne’s underground skateboard scene of the late 1970s with a passion for skateboarding that they channelled into the founding of a skateboard footwear and equipment business. Their young company promoted skateboarding throughout Australia; initially with local demonstrations and then through a series of national super skateboard tours during the 1980s. The company continues to thrive with a multi-branded approach that encompasses past and current trends. After 35 years of commitment, tracing back to the original enthusiasm of the company’s founders and earliest staff, Globe International remains connected to its core markets. Globe currently supports skateboarders such as Austyn Gilette, Mark Appleyard and Val Bauer.