For The City
FTC, established in 1986, humbly began as a small collection of skate gear buried in the back of a ski and tennis shop and over the past three decades has earned the reputation as one of the true epicenters of real skate culture.
By 1994 FTC opened the doors of its first shop in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury district just as skateboarding was evolving beyond its surf-inspired roots and exploding into a new style of city street skating. FTC was there for the whole ride attracting and nurturing the talented outsiders, misfits, and artists that put legendary spots like the Embarcadero [EMB], Hubba Hideout, and Pier 7 on the map. FTC's infamous skate videos chronicled these experiences spreading SF skate culture far beyond the confines of the City by the Bay to the rest of the world. And so began the rise of FTC.
Over the years, FTC has grown beyond the confines of its original shop and evolved into a global lifestyle brand known for its authentic, grass roots innovation in apparel, design, video, art, music and culture. Visit us at FTC stores worldwide-San Francisco, Tokyo & Sendai Japan, Barcelona Spain, and Sacramento. Not just stores but community centers of sorts. The FTC family grows larger and larger but the original vision always remains - quality clothing and authentic products and real people born from the heart and soul of the streets.