This week (spoiler alert), a lady pitched her company, ONESOLE. Her product is a shoe base (sole) that integrates with beautifully designed and interchangeable straps. To minimize your shoe budget, color match your wardrobe and maximize the luggage space required when you travel. She got a $500,000 investment from the sharks.
It's a great idea. In fact, I thought so when I came up with it, and posted it on this very site, on August 17, 2006, nearly 5 years ago. Now, I'm not suggesting that my idea was intentionally stolen - simply that she thieved my collective consciousness.
Some of you may be wondering if I'm angry. I'm really not. I didn't want to own this company. I could never be passionate about women's footwear. I simply wanted the product to exist. Now it does, and I can buy one for my wife.