Boot Illusions by Queen Grace Shoes

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Boot Illusions is the brainchild of Queenie Davis and Andrew Goodrum. The pair brings their innovative shoe accessories that can turn any shoe into a boot into the Shark Tank this Friday night, May 4.  Will the Sharks bite on the Rochester, NY based business and their interchangeable footwear?

As with any apparel related business, the obvious target Shark would be Daymond John, but Daymond hasn’t been too keen on apparel related businesses in recent weeks. He’s been saying things like “it’s too soon,” lately, which leads me to believe he may be looking to other businesses besides clothing in the Shark Tank.

I did a little exploring to find Queen Grace Shoes, the online home of Boot Illusions and what I found doesn’t add up to a successful funding on the Shark Tank. They don’t sell Boot Illusions or any of their other footwear online- only in retail shops. When I clicked for a list of retailers that carry Boot Illusions, I came to a blank page. The website itself is fairly simple too. I find it hard to fathom why a shoe business wouldn’t have some sort of online shopping cart installed. After all, shoes are in the top 20 of Google’s search queries on a regular basis. Online shoe sales are big business!

I have learned that a less than spectacular website for a business before they air on Shark Tank doesn’t necessarily mean a business doesn’t get funded. Sometimes, as in the case of Litter Jewelry and GoGoGear, the website gets revamped and re-launched the night before the show. Whether this is the case for Boot Illusions remains to be seen. Companies with stellar websites don’t always get funded either. The problem with a less than informative website for a business is I can’t get a real bead on them!

I’m not sure what to predict for Boot Illusions, because I don’t know enough about them. I know Kevin O’Leary will be “out,” he hates retail. As for the other sharks, we will have to wait and see.

****I wrote this on Monday. As of Thursday evening, the Boot Illusions website has been revamped and there is an announcement that the products will be available online next month. Interesting……

 

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Comments

  1. Illeana says:

    I LOVE THESE!!!! What a genius idea.

  2. The website is gone now. Too bad. I LOVED this idea.

    • I’m sure the website crashed under traffic load. Don’t assume they are gone. This happens to many of the Entrepreneurs when the show airs

  3. Carolyn Dorsey says:

    Great ides
    Website down. Crashed?

  4. OK just watched the show and I want theses right now – I loooove boots and this idea is fantastic

  5. Tanisha Pinkins says:

    Absolutely Brilliant!!!!!! This is every woman’s dream…… especially for us Shoe-aholics !!! …..love…..love….love….I!!! I dont even have to make more space in my closet……it is on !!!!

  6. When I saw boot illustions, I knew 3 things immediately: 1. I WANTED TO HAVE THEM NOW !!! 2. THEY WOULD DEFINITELY BE A RUNAWAY SUCESSFUL BUSINESS FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. 3. ANY SHARK WHO SAID NO, WOULD FOREVER REGRET IT. Thank God for the female shark knows a homerun when she sees it! I can hardly wait to rock these, they’re hot!

    • Illeana says:

      Ditto, Aretha. I can not wait! I want them NOW! And the styles are super HOT! Amazing idea. :) Wish I had thought of it. lol!!!

  7. CAROL DOPEK says:

    QUEENIE DAVIS, YOU AND YOUR PARTNER A THE SMARTEST……I SAW YOU BOTH ON SHARK TANK LOVED YOU AND YOUR IDEA….IT WAS LIKE YESSSSSSSSSSSSS I SEW BOUT YOU WENT MUCH FARTHER THAN MY IDEA’S WENT GOOD FOR YOU !
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM, NOW ALL I HAVE TO DO IS SAVE SAVE SAVE, MY SENIOR BUDGET DOESN’T GO VERY FAR THESE DAYS, BUT I HAVE TO HAVE SOME OF THSES..I DIDN’T SEE ALL OF THEM BUT PLEASE MAKE SOMETHING IN A LARGE SIZE ( 11 1/2 ) IN ZEBRA LOL …I MAY BE AN OLDER LADY BUT I HAVE BIG FEET, AND ALOT OF SHOE MAKER’S FORGET ABOUT US. THE LADIES WITH BIG FEET !
    I AM SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR NEW COMPANY AND THANK YOU BARBARA ! LOVE YOU TOO !
    IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN EVER DO TO HELP YOU HERE IN CALIFORNIA PLEASE ASK I SUPPORT 1000 %

    CAROL D.

  8. pam monday says:

    What a great idea , i am going to Buy your product. I am going malaysia to see my husband then Nigeria to see fam. Im bringing Your product as present for my 9
    Sister in laws.. nigerian woman love there fashion. U are the american.dream And.an insperation blessed u And Your company. I will promote Your product anytime. You Are an insperation to All woman everywhere. Have a blessed life

  9. pam monday says:

    One more thing you spoke so Well on shark tank Just impressive . You handled the sharks with ease .

  10. Good luck…great product….but Damon’s deal was SO MUCH better….25% royalty……didn’t matter if company EVER made a dollar in profit !!!!…..idiotic decision….

  11. Good idea. But she is not the first one to create a inter changeable shoe.

  12. Great product !!! I saw you on shark tank , you spoke well, stud up to those sharks.

  13. No way Damon’s deal was better. To walk away with 25%? I dont see it.

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