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Where did the name Etnies originate?

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January 23, 2009 9:57PM

lilwayneownstheredsox says ---- Started in France in 1986, the brand's original name was Etnics, derived from the word "ethnic," which was a nod to the skateboarding sub-culture. It was later renamed Etnies due to legal issues. In 1989, took charge, making it the first skateboard shoe brand owned by a professional skateboarder, and started marketing Etnies to the United States as Etnies, U.S.A.