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Vending Machine Keeps the Party Going

Introducing the Rollasole vending machine



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    What would you give to slip on some comfy flats after a night of dancing? How about, oh, let's say $8? Cue: Sigh of relief.

    Ever strap on that new, gorgeous pair of heels only to end the night in crippling pain? Ladies, soon even those killer heels won't be able to keep you down. Female club-goers now can get some relief for their aching feet in Britain by purchasing ballet flats from a vending machine.

    For just five pounds, (around $8), Rollasole vending machines dispense flats in sizes small, medium and large. The machines are located in trendy nightclubs all around Britain, and are expected to cross the pond to the United States soon. We believe the Brits use the word "brilliant" to describe things like this.

    Rollasole founder Matt Horan came up with concept thanks to sheer inconvenience.

    "After getting tired of giving my girlfriend a piggyback home every Saturday night, I had an 'eureka' moment," he said.

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    Starting this fall, women in New York and Los Angeles can finally hit the club without high heels ruining their night.
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    Rollasole vending machines were born, and women were overwhelmed with gratitude.

    But wait, there's more. (We know -- how could it get any better?) The flats are so flexible that they can be folded up and stored in a handbag for future use. Practical, still stylish AND environmentally friendly. We're at a loss for words.

    We don't know about you, but we don't know if a vending machine has ever looked this good.