We just got the word from ABC and Mark Burnett Productions that our Shark Tank episode is re-airing on Friday, May 31st.
Frankly, we’re still reeling from the effects of our original air date in February. We sold over 3,000 pairs of Xero Shoes barefoot sandals after the show aired… and that was in the middle of WINTER!
Lena and I are tremendously grateful for all the things that have happened as a result of being on the show (if you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t spoil the surprise of what happened). Thanks to getting recognized (at events where there are a lot of entrepreneurs, we’re like rock stars 😛 ), and thanks to the exposure, we’ve met dozens of people who are helping us improve our products, our marketing, our business… everything but our ability to take a day off.
So there are a lot of changes coming up. You’ll see the look and feel of the website changing, some new ways to discover and share lacing and tying styles, contests that you can enter (What can YOU do with Xeros?), and some new products that are on the way.
We can’t wait to see what the next few months bring. We’re always excited to see how barefoot living (which is more than just running barefoot) spreads, how one family member gets a pair of Xero Shoes and then everyone else in the family orders a pair a week later.
And we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to provide more support to the Tarahumara Children’s Hospital Fund than we ever thought we could.