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Apolla Performance Socks Update | Shark Tank Season 13

Dancers are just one of the many groups that could benefit from more supportive socks. Kaycee Jones and Brianne Zborowski are both dancers suffering from foot injuries. Together, they created Apolla Performance—supportive compression socks with comfort pads for all types of dancers. Read more about how the sharks felt about the Shark Tank Season 13 pitch in our Apolla Performance update.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Apolla Performance after Shark Tank!

Kaycee Jones and Brianne Zborowski appeared on Shark Tank Season 13 and left with a deal from Lori Greiner for $300,000 for 20% equity. In terms of an Apolla Performance update, the company is still in business and sold out of socks shortly after airing on Shark Tank. Further, Apolla is continually expanding its line of products for sale online and in retail locations nationwide.

Shark: Result:
Lori Greiner Accepted deal of $300,000 for 20% equity
Mark Cuban No Offer
Kevin O’Leary No Offer
Robert Herjavec No Offer 
Emma Grede No Offer

Shark Tank Apolla Performance Update

Shark Tank Apolla Performance Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Kaycee Jones and Brianne Zborowski
  • Business: Supportive compression socks with dancers in mind
  • Ask: $300,000 for 15% equity
  • Result:  $300,000 for 20% equity
  • Shark: Lori Greiner

Best friends Kaycee Jones and Brianne Zborowski started their company, Apolla Performance, with the hope of improving injury rates among dancers.

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Apolla Performance blends support and compression to provide pain-free wear for dancers and those with foot injuries. Kaycee and Brianne came to Shark Tank with an enthusiastic pitch that left the sharks impressed.

As far as the numbers go, Apolla Performance had $4.1 million in lifetime sales and $800,000 in sales during the year of filming.

The company is growing, but the price point baffles the sharks. Surprisingly, most pairs on its website retail for between $32 and $40 per pair, which is fairly high as far as socks go.

Kevin O’Leary is the first to go out. It isn’t for him, and the retail cost is too pricey.

Mark Cuban follows next. Despite having a background in dance himself, he can’t justify selling them at $40 per pair.

Robert Herjavec remarks that he can’t see why the socks aren’t going viral. He thinks they feel amazing.

Kaycee and Brianne explain that the socks are viral within the dance community. Regardless, it isn’t the product for him, and therefore Robert is the next to go out.

Guest shark Emma Grede doesn’t like how the company is growing. She wants to see rapid growth, and without that, she doesn’t want to invest and because of this she drops out as well.

Lori Greiner is the last remaining shark. She loves the socks and makes an offer of $300,000 for 25% equity.

Kaycee and Brianne counteroffered for 20% equity, but Lori refused to budge.

Regardless, they accept Lori’s original deal. Let’s see how it’s going in our Apolla Performance update.

After appearing on Shark Tank, Apolla blew up! Within just a few days, they sold out of most of its sock styles in most colors.

Even before their Shark Tank pitch, the company was making a name for itself in the dance world. The socks were featured in Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit, Dance Magazine, and more, and were even worn by dancers on the popular reality show So You Think You Can Dance.

Dancers weren’t the only ones vouching for their usability, though. In 2020, Apolla earned the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

In our Apolla Performance update research, we found that the company continues to expand its offerings, as well. They now sell compression socks, dancer footwear, accessories, and more.

In addition to buying the socks directly from the Apolla website, they are available on Amazon and in specialty dancewear stores and other retail locations nationwide. The Joule Barefoot Compression Sock is a bestseller on Amazon, and other styles also have hundreds of positive reviews.

Our Apolla Performance update research showed that these socks have a ton of testimonials, and users everywhere love them.

While it’s unclear whether the deal with Lori has closed, the company is finding success regardless, We’re sure the next Apolla Performance update is only going to get better!

You can find the other company updates from Season 13 Episode 18 here:

Curious about the other companies from Season 13? You can check out our company updates on the Season 13 products page.

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Kimberly is a writer for Shark Tank Recap. She has written episode summaries and updates across multiple seasons of Shark Tank, with a focus on complete and accurate information since 2021. She believes that getting the business aspects of each deal correct is extremely important for viewers and fans. Her favorite Shark Tank products are The Wobbles and Rocketbook!