SLAM has learned that ISlide, the custom slide company that is based in suburban Boston and was founded in 2013, has reached a licensing agreement with the NBA to produce official customizable NBA slides.
“As a hoop fan, I am ecstatic to work with the best league in the world,” ISlide President Justin Kittredge—a long-time friend of SLAM, dating back to his days at Reebok—told us exclusively last night. “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.”
Scroll through the photos above for a closer look at what the soon-to-come official NBA slides will look like.
The official press release, which will go out in the next hour, can be read here:
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.