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    ISLIDE x NBA RELEASES 2018 PLAYOFF COLLECTION

    ISLIDE x NBA RELEASES 2018 PLAYOFF COLLECTION

    ISlide releases brand new NBA “Stand for your City” Playoff designs for each city


    The 2018 ISlide x NBA Playoff Collection is inspired by each city’s culture and history of their fan base. Throughout history, NBA teams have embraced the resilience, culture, grit, and nature of their respective cities. This embracing of culture has long created and inspired team mantras as each season they’ve begun their quest for a NBA Championship. 

     

     



    Whether it’s Philly’s dedication to staying united through the rebuilding process or Golden State’s constant sentiment that strength is in numbers, each team’s logo is reimagined and redesigned incorporating these mantras...allowing you to Stand For Your City with your favorite team.

     

     

    Hear what others are saying about the 2018 “Stand For Your City” Collection.

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    Release: April 12, 2018 

     

    ISlide Experience: Corey Gilkey

    ISlide Experience: Corey Gilkey

    Corey Gilkey, owner of Leaders sneaker boutique in Chicago, visits ISlide headquarters

     

    Last Thursday, Corey Gilkey, owner of one of the top sneaker boutiques in Chicago, Leaders, stopped by headquarters for an ISlide Experience. From friendly competition on the court to creative brainstorming with our lead designer off the court, Corey got to experience what it means to be a part of the #ISlideFamily. We even set up a little birthday celebration (ISlide style of course) to cap off our day. Check out the full recap above and get a glimpse into the ISlide Experience for yourself.

    Be sure to stay tuned for later episodes as we introduce new competitions and welcome more special guests to the ISlide headquarters!

     

    *The ISlide Experience is hosted at ISlide Headquarters in Boston, MA via invite only. Guest(s) get a chance to check out our new home, see exclusive upcoming designs, brainstorm future collection ideas, sit and talk with the ISlide Janitor Justin Kittredge, and create their own custom pair on site.

    https://www.leaders1354.com

    Let's Go To College

    Let's Go To College

    Over the past five years, we have made many strategic decisions on how best to grow the company. And over the past 3-4 months, we have made college and universities a priority for us at ISlide. The biggest question is, what took us so long?

    Well, it’s not that easy.

    College Football Alabama Colorado USC ASU Minnesota Ohio State

    We initially started with a NBA License in 2015 and it went well. I wouldn't say we blew it out of the water but it was certainly worth extending for another three years and I'm glad we did. It continues to be a huge success. As we grow into the next chapter of our company, our focus should be college. College kids live in sweats and slides. The college licensing world is also a beast and took us a while to really wrap our arms around it. With various licensing agencies, buying institutions, and independents looking for "easy wins," we had to have a clear strategy before diving into our next major initiative.

    Alabama Football Basketball Volleyball Roll Tide Slide Sandals

    As a company we have employed two approaches to the college world. The first, which is the most obvious, is applying for licensing at each school directly. This is what we have been doing with Michigan State, Alabama, and LSU to name a few. Once we get designs approved, they go live on our website and are available for anybody to purchase. And today we can add The Ohio State University to the mix, another major school that we are excited to have on our team.

    Our second strategy is more complicated. In the fall, ISlide partnered with a sales agency to sell directly into campus local shops and bookstores. Under this approach, we are able to get into retail outlets without having to go through the time-consuming process of obtaining each individual collegiate license and selling into each account.

    USC California Los Angeles Slide Sandals Trojans Football Basketball

    The market for college gear is something that will always be there for us. There will always be a continual re-supply of customers demanding college gear as new students are being accepted and attending these schools every year. However, ISlide does not believe “grabbing a piece” of the college apparel market is enough. The college market is something that we fully plan on dominating, and it all begins with licensing.

    The "athleisure" world we live in isn't going away for a while and we know people LOVE their college. Whether they are lifelong fans, part of a club or varsity team, or even an alumnus, people have so much pride in their school. They also identify heavily with everything that speaks to their campus. With our mantra of Stand In What You Stand For, we couldn't ask for a better marriage.

     

    Stand In What You Stand For - JK

    Six Tips for Taking Photos of Your Slides

    Six Tips for Taking Photos of Your Slides

    Author: Emily Host 

    We all love to show off our hottest new gear. You can either share with your family on Facebook or "flex for the ‘gram" to do it. Everything needs to be perfect for your post though from the angle down to the caption. But getting the perfect picture – with or without your feet – isn’t always the easiest. And we get that. 

    The process of shooting slides can sometimes be delicate but no worries, we’ll have you prepared. Now you can show everyone that you’re standing in what you stand for with your best foot (feet) forward.

    1. Be Creative

    It’s your unique pair of slides, make your photo unique too! Now’s the time to flaunt your hidden skills with camera.

    2. Check your Background

    You want your slides to stand out from everything - not blend in. Make your slides pop.

    3. Make sure your lighting is on point

    The better the lighting, the better the photo. The best way to do this is if there is natural lighting.

    4. Focus

    Make sure your slides are in focus and you don’t have any shaky cam going on. It’s hard to see your design and the photo just doesn’t look that clean if it’s blurry.

    5. Composition

    Don’t make the photo too cluttered, you’re trying to showcase your custom slides. Don’t have a mess of stuff going on around them.

    6. Take Care of Your Feet

    **This one applies to if you’re taking a photo with your slides on.** Just remember… you’re showing the world your feet. You’re the famous model of your own photoshoot so treat yourself to a nice pedicure before you snap a pic.

     

       

     

    Now with all these tips you’re ready to show the world your style. You’re practically an expert now. Impress your family and friends with these professional looking pictures that will have them wanting a pair for themselves!

    We trust you to make sure none of your friends or family are taking crummy photos of their beautiful slides too. You can teach them our six tips or even send them over a link to the blog so they can learn themselves.

    Dylan Botelho contributed to this blog entry.

    ISlide For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Item

    Our limited edition pink slides are here!  

    At the heart of this collection are our cancer awareness slides, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’re taking steps to support cancer awareness with the Ellie Fund - a foundation that provides essential support services to breast cancer patients throughout Massachusetts. The latest in our ISlide4Good campaign, this new partnership introduces two exclusive Ellie Fund slide designs for sale in our online shop with a portion of their sales being donated directly to the cause. In addition, we will donate $4 from EVERY slide purchased on our website in October back to the Ellie Fund!  In addition to selling various other pink designs in our Slide Shop, you can also customize your own pair. Check out our full pink collection or click here to start designing your own! 

    Now, more than ever, we challenge you to Stand In What You Stand For to help us raise money in the fight against breast cancer.