The name – Globe – is a fitting one for a skate, snow, and surf company that started in Australia and has since grown into a global phenomenon with a rabid following around the world.
Peter and Stephen Hill, world-champion professional skaters, were unhappy with the selection and quality of skate and snow products that was available in Australia in the 1980s, so they started a predecessor to Globe – Hardcore Enterprises – that was focused on importing the best of American skate and snow products. It soon became one of the largest and most esteemed skate distribution companies anywhere.
Over time, they stopped importing and started doing it themselves. In 1994, with their brother, Matt, they decided that it was time to evolve. They founded Globe to focus on designing, producing, and selling footwear and, eventually, some of the best constructed and designed apparel, accessories, and hardgoods including skate and longboard decks, trucks, grip tape and wheels.