Afterheels: Another Shoe Vending Machine

Wow, London really loves their vending machines. This is the second vending machine we’ve heard about that sells shoes. And they’re both located in London.

The first vending machine we heard about sold running shoes and sneakers. This one, from a company called Afterheels, sells comfortable ballet flats aimed at the club-going crowd. The idea is that if a woman is out dancing all night in her fancy heels, her feet will start to hurt badly. Afterheels flats will allow that woman a chance to change into something much more comfortable. On top of that, the flats come with a small duffel bag to store her original pair of heels..

A pair of Afterheels flats goes for roughly $10 USD. Both the flats and the duffel bag are made from recyclable materials. The flats are waterproof and offer great protection from typical club hazards such as broken glass. They also come in a variety of colors.

Weird Shoe Wednesday: Shoes Vending Machine

For impulse shoe shoppers who sometimes can’t wait for the shipping times from online shopping and sometimes can’t take the trouble to go out to their favorite shoe boutique, there is now a solution: shoes vending machines.

Okay, well, ONE shoes vending machine. There is a vending machine in London, on famed Carnaby Street, that sells running shoes. The machine holds 24 pairs of running shoes in six different sizes. It’s in a prime location for tourists to peruse, which is great for active tourists who may need to switch up their shoes after so much walking about. I’m not certain but from looking at the picture, I’d guess the shoes are all either Asics or the Onitsuka Tiger sneakers line from Asics.

What do you think: do you want Shoe Metro to expand into the shoes vending machines business?