Ipath Knowledge...The Ipath Footwear movement was first established in 1998 with a vision to offer an alternative path to what was happening in skate footwear. It was the idea of professional skateboarder Matt Field. Matt originally wanted a skate shoe that was fashionable, yet simple. In addition, he wanted his shoes to be good for skateboarding performance. Matt combined these ideas with his positive outlook on life, and thus, Ipath—meaning "Follow Your Path"—was developed. Ipath has slowly evolved since then, but they have held true to their roots. As Ipath evolves, you will continue to see a further commitment from Matt Field and the entire Ipath team to consistently offer an alternative to what is out there, a new way of looking at things, and a product that many can identify with. "Follow Your Path.""Ipath started in the late 90s as a one-of-a-kind company by revamping classic styles and introducing alternative materials to skaters while carving away from the tech craze. Ipath’s team is made up of skaters that represent a real, be here now approach to skating and way of life. This gives Ipath roots of its own. So follow your path, and own what you do."-Matt FieldIpath does its part to promote environmental sustainability—both for the benefit of present and future generations of skaters to come. Since the beginning, it has been an essential thread in Ipath's philosophy to offer the alternatives of hemp, organic cotton, and other sustainable materials to their customers. Ipath believes these materials have come a long way and express style that appeals to skaters of all paths.