In 1876, the man who inspired the Etonic name, Charles A. Eaton, opened his first shoe factory in Brockton. Over 60 years later, the Charles A. Eaton company ventured into golf shoe manufacturing. By the 1950s, hundreds of golf professionals were wearing the company's “Tournament of Champions” line. Two decades later, Etonic became recognized as one of America's top athletic brands in all categories. In 1981 Etonic collaborates and produces tennis footwear with legendary tennis player and apparel maker, Fred Perry. In 1984 Hakeem Olajuwon is selected in the first round by the Houston Rockets in the NBA draft. Nicknamed “Akeem the Dream”, Etonic develops and releases his signature shoes. The Etonic Lifestyle collection honors the brands heritage by reuniting with Hakeem Olajuwon and are re-releasing his rookie shoe. Hakeem's Dream Hall of Fame is available at SneakerPolitics.