Skate on down to SF's legendary Haight Street and find this hip skate shop filled with all the skateboarding essentials ... More
Skate on down to SF's legendary Haight Street and find this hip skate shop filled with all the skateboarding essentials you could ever need. It carries more than 20 brands of decks, top of the line trucks, and all the wheels, hardware and accessories, the passionate skater wants. It also sells shoes and apparel for men and women by popular brands like. Axion, DC, Dawls, Fine, and a house line properly dubbed FTC. Whether you want a pair of Emerica pro skate shoes, a skater 'zine or a rocking video, it's here.
We had the pleasure to visit FTC while we were on vacation in San Francisco. We went in to purchase new wheels for my son's skateboard. The service was like no other service we have ever experienced. It is rare nowadays to find an owner of a shop who is determined to bless the consumer. I would recommend this shop to anyone who desires to purchase skateboarding items, especially for the parent who is not as educated on the subject as the child.
FTC is now a shitty boutique clothing store barely riding the wave of their success with the shop video Penal Code in the mid-90s. More of their customers are concerned with staring at each others shoes and outfits, then they are about skating. If you skate because you found a deck that matches your shirt and hat, and you want to ride around and pretend that you can do nollie-flip noseslides, then this shop is for you. If you are a skateboarder who cares more about grinding the hell out of some pool coping, finding some gritty street spots, or being able to use ample tools to work on your set-up, then go to DLXSF of Market Street. Much respect to the old FTC days, but that shop is gone.
To give you an idea: I bought a deck from there about a year ago, and they would not let me put it together in the store; as I would be in the way of the other customers. I have not purchased an item from them since.
i was there a couple of years ago, from the east coast, looking at historical stuff in sf.
not only did you guys help me locate spots, but you had the latest skate stuff that i was looking for.
it was a great pleasure, i can't wait to go back!
This is hands-down the best skateshop in SF. They have great shoes, boards and clothing! They've been doing business in the city for as long as anyone can remember. The owner, Ken, is an incredibly good guy.