Zumiez Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment, and accessories. Its apparel products include tops, bottoms, outerwear, caps, bags and backpacks, belts, jewelry, and sunglasses; and footwear products comprise action sports related athletic shoes and sandals. The company also offers various equipment products or hardgoods, such as skateboards, snowboards, and boots and bindings; and miscellaneous novelties. Its stores cater to young men and women between the ages of 12 and 24 focusing on sport lifestyle centered on activities that comprise skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, bicycle motocross, and motocross. The company also sells its products online. As of August 25, 2012 it operated 486 stores, comprising 463 in the United States and 18 in Canada under the name of Zumiez, and 5 in Europe under the Blue Tomato name. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Everett, Washington.