Custom Footwear Company and Shark Tank Alum ISlide Adds Portland Trail Blazers Star Evan Turner to List of Investors as Company Closes Latest Seed Round
ISlide was founded in 2013 by Justin Kittredge, former head of Reebok Basketball, and has emerged from footwear start-up to innovative leader in the slide sandal space. ISlide creates high-end completely customizable slide sandals allowing consumers to "stand in what they stand for." ISlide appeared on the season eight premiere of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. Though offered a deal by Robert Herjavec, Kittredge declined. ISlide recently inked retail deals with Fanatics, Neiman Marcus, and LIDS.
For Turner, becoming part of the burgeoning ISlide business was a slam-dunk. A fan of the brand since it launched in 2013, Turner has amassed a collection of custom designed ISlides of his own, and he rocks them from the locker room to the streets. “I’ve always admired the creativity and hustle of the ISlide team,” says Turner. “I love the quality of their slides and the message of self-expression behind them,” he adds.
In addition to adding “investor” to his career highlights, Turner is part of a growing tribe of ISlide loyalists. To date, the brand has attracted a number of celebrity and athlete fans, from DJ Khaled to Kim Kardashian, Rob Gronkowski, Chelsea Handler, Conor McGregor and more. “We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Evan to the ISlide family,” says Kittredge. “He is a force both on and off the court, and truly breathes life into our mantra to ‘stand in what you stand for.’ Together, we’ll take ISlide to the next level.”
For more information on ISlide, visit: www.islideusa.com.