In a report by SLAM, the NBA has granted licensing rights to ISlide, allowing them to officially produce slides, slip on sandals, with all 30 NBA logos on them.Founded in 2013 as a provider of high quality and customizable slide sandals, this is a major coup for ISlide as the company isn’t even two years old yet. President Justin Kitrredge has the following to say:
“As an entrepreneur and business owner, it is surreal that less than two years in we have an opportunity like this. We couldn’t be more excited to showcase NBA footwear like no one has ever seen.”They will be available immediately for a price of $49.99.
As of today, the NBA only offers flip flops and slippers on its website so the market is there for ISlide.The entire press release can be read below:
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"ISlide, known for its innovative, high quality, customizable slide sandals, announced today that it has entered into a two year licensing agreement with the National Basketball Association. This agreement grants ISlide the rights to all 30 team logos, as well as Hardwood Classic logos.Slides have been, and will always be a staple of basketball players and fans alike,” said Justin Kittredge, Founder and CEO of ISlide. “We are proud to have teamed up with the NBA to give basketball players and fans the opportunity to represent their favorite NBA teams in the coolest, most comfortable and customized way.Bridging the gap between leisurely comfort and NBA fan-hood, NBA-licensed ISlides allow customers to design ISlides featuring their favorite team’s logo on the top straps of the shoe. Customers will also have the opportunity to personalize the sides with their name, number, a phrase, or photo. ISlides feature the brand’s signature “RPL” footbed technology, adjustable straps, ultra-soft lycra lining, and it all comes together on a durable EVA outsole. Whether you wear these around the house, to and from the gym, or to game 7 at a rival team’s arena, NBA ISlides are guaranteed to make you stand out, even when you’re sitting down.ISlide is kicking off their NBA license program with the launch of all NBA teams immediately available for customization at ISlideUSA.com. A special NBA launch price of $49.99 will be in effect for the month of June.”