Sanction is a skate and snowboard shop in the Junction that carries a wide selection of products including boards, shoes and clothing.
They stock skate completes ($110 to $130) from brands like Anti-Hero, Real and Krooked as well as decks ($60 to $85) from Love, Palace, Deathwish, Magenta and Organika. Trucks, wheels and bearings ($16 to $110) from Thunder, Ace, Bones and Spitfire are pretty spread out and reasonably priced depending on which ones you have your eye on.
There's footwear ($30 to $125) from brands like Vans, Lakai, eS, Etnies, HUF, DVS and New Balance, safety gear ($25 to $60) like pads and helmets and jackets, tees, pants, and hats from Altamont, Matix, Vans, Fourstar, Polar and Thrasher.
Longboards ($120 to $206) and Snowboards ($135 to $618) are both standard and on the pricier end.
Since starting in 2008 and opening up at this specific location in 2011, Sanction has catered to skate, snow and longboarders of different age groups. They have a family-friendly energy about them that draws in both the parent-accompanying kids as well as full-grown adults who want to try something new or simply rediscover their boarding roots.
Photos by Jesse Milns