Stance invited Sun Diego to their headquarters to show us what makes their products and brand come to life. Stance socks were the breakout company of 2009, galvanizing the action sports sock market by delivering a product and style that remain undeniable. In the true nature of their headquarters construction philosophy of 1/3 work, 2/3 play, the Stance offices house a veritable playground for their employees and guests. Skate bowl, full NBA caliber basketball court, gym training facility, golf simulator and a continuing list all help reinforce Stance's brand DNA. These facilities are wrapped in a space plastered in unique art, motorcycles and palm trees. Stance's exterior is surrounded by bike trails and is not far from iconic surf spots, where the socks finally come off. With a focus on where Stance product is being put to the test, it's no question why they have risen to the top of their category. Stance was kind enough to invite our employees to learn and play at their dreamland headquarters. An education in all things from beginning to future took off, with Stance President John Wilson at the helm. The secret is out! It should come as no surprise that Stance's offices are highly creative and unique. Stance employees and JM Sales and Service staff, facilitating the facts and fun. Next, tacos. Then it's time to hit the court to hash out some friendly store rivalries. Squeeze into the courtside photo booth. The staff was split by the opportunity to skate the Stance bowl. Team rider and Carlsbad store employee Darren Feather get's things going vertical. Sun Diego Skate Team Manager Cory Cox gets disastrous in the pool corner. Some fearless lady-rippers were present as well. Carlsbad Twin Inns's Phillip Castellanos eyeing out the bowl scene before unleashing on the dodgeball court. But, not before Cory got experimental. Stores were pitted against one another for prizes and the pride of being the ultimate Sun Diego x Stance Dodgeball Champion. Carnage ensued as employees banded together for victory and team building. JMS moderator Jordan Mead kept everything kosher. When you're out, you're out. The finger decides. JMS's Mike Loughlin, on duty as well, keeping things clean. El Cajon's Jaz Diaz intimidated everyone on the court with her cannon. Even the camera lens was too frightened to focus on her! Store rivalries and ball hurling continued. Stance's men's merchandiser Ryan Quinn got in on the action with Solana Beach's A Cowell and Danny Bernard. Even the warehouse turned up! David Evans shows courtside support. JMS's Connor Carpenter, taking some names on the court. The Girls of Sun Diego game took off next. Grand prize, pair #222 of the limited edition Rihanna Stance socks. Sun Diego's gentlemen took to the sidelines. Competition was fierce. Kelley Perry sends a blue one flying. Ultimately, Jaz took the title and the prize. The explosive final match placed the Warehouse against Carlsbad Twin Inns. Lone Warehouse'er Daniel Olmos held down the floor, until an eventual catch defeat by Carlsbad for the win. More mingling and last passes at the bowl. Darren and Cory make their marks backside and frontside. Everyone had a blast! Tre on the way out from team rider Tyriece Bovain. Two for the road and we're burning outta' here. A huge thanks to Stance Socks (and more to come) for the invitation. Another great thanks to Jordan Mead, Connor Carpenter and Mike Loughlin for delivering everyone safely and making this night happen. Check out everything Stance at Sun Diego and follow on social media @Stance. For those in attendance: Full photo gallery coming soon!