From Our Editors
Slides, shower shoes, flip-flops, slip-on sandals—whatever you call them, iSlide USA is the No. 1 resource for fully customizable versions of the ubiquitous footwear. In 2016, the company, founded by a former Reebok executive, decided to go its own way and forgo a deal offered by a Shark Tank investor. Here's what it's been up to since:
- The custom slides have been seen on sports stars such as NFL receiver Antonio Brown, NBA MVP Stephen Curry, and NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade, as well as celebrities including DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, and French Montana.
- Although the shoe style was popularized by athletes and hip-hop artists, iSlide has taken it to new heights with appearances in Vogue, The Source, GQ, and Racked.
- The company has partnered with the NBA to produce officially licensed slides.
The comfy, foot-hugging shoes are only augmented by the design of their top straps. Customers can choose predesigned slides—decorated with emojis, florals, slogans, or NBA logos—and personalize the side of each shoe with a name or message. Alternatively, they can create their own slides using the company's custom design engine, which features graphics and font libraries and allows customers to upload their own images. Individual orders take about 5–10 business days to produce, while team orders take up to 14 days to produce before being shipped out to a sports organization, bridal party, or group of friends.