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September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016
Boston-based footwear designer slides in front of the Sharks on the 8th season premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank on 9/23 at 9 pm EST.
(BOSTON, MA) – Three years ago, former head of Reebok Basketball Justin Kittredge left his cushy corporate job to launch his custom slide sandal company ISlide. On September 23rd, he hopes to slide into a deal on the season premiere of ABC’s eighth season of Shark Tank. The 39 year old footwear innovator hopes his patent-pending process, rocketing revenue growth, and some celeb love from Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown will be enough to secure an investment that will take his business to the next level. “Business is booming,” says Kittredge, “and it can only get bigger.”
Kittredge and his team at ISlide tackled the fastest growing sector in the industry, and quickly went from footwear startup to market leader as the only designer of customizable, premium slide sandals. With the help of a top secret machine and partnerships with powerhouse celebs like DJ Khaled, Dwyane Wade, Antonio Brown and more, ISlide currently designs slides for individuals all over the world. ISlide has secured a licensing deal with the NBA and has designed custom slides for major brands including the WWE, Def Jam Records, ROC Nation, and more. ISlides have been generating major buzz on the famous soles of Madonna, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Handler and many, many more.
Kittredge built his business on the mantra “stand in what you stand for”, and when he faces the Sharks he’ll do just that. “Taking ISlide to Shark Tank has been amazing,” says Kittredge. “We’re ready to show the world that we’re doing more than just making sandals. We’re starting a movement of self expression.”
Kittredge will pitch ISlide in the tank on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9 pm EST on ABC. For Shark Tank show details, visit http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-
tank. For more information on ISlide, visit www.islideusa.com.
ISlides are the sought-after athletic sandal sweeping the world on the feet of such athletes and celebrities as Dwyane Wade, Justin Bieber, Antonio Brown, Ellen Degeneres, Lebron James and more. Maker of DJ Khaled's famous "Bless Up" and "Another One" slide sandals, ISlide fuses fashion with athletics and has partnered with the NBA, the WWE, Def Jam Records, and a number of other teams, brands, and organizations for custom designs. ISlide was founded in 2013 by Justin Kittredge, a 13-year footwear industry veteran and former head of Reebok Basketball, and has emerged from footwear startup to innovative leader in the slide sandal space.
ISlides have generated serious buzz and have been seen on Kim Kardashian's "favorite flats" list, the Ellen Show, and all over social media. ISlide lives by the mantra, "stand in what you stand for", and challenges everyone who designs and wears their slides to do the same.
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