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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.

How-To Open A Wine Bottle With A Shoe

Check out this video showing you how you can uncork a bottle of wine using nothing but a wall and your shoes (and it looks like something with a flat heel would work best). It’s really neat, although I’m not exactly sure in what situation you might want to crack open a bottle of wine but not have a corkscrew. It kinda seems like it’s designed for drinking on-the-go, haha. Whatever the situation, it’s certainly a handy maneuver.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Guns, Brass Knuckles, and Heels

Oh if looks could kill … wait, maybe they can. Okay, not really but they certainly look extremely dangerous. Below are two very violent-looking shoes. The first is the Chanel Gun Heel, a satin platform sandal with a 90mm gun heel. First worn by Madonna in 2008, they were released as part of the Chanel Cruise 2009 collection and went for roughly $2,200 a pair.

To give some sense of how absurd these gun heels are, take a look at these booties with brass knuckle-shaped heels. The weapon theme remains with a brass knuckle heel in place of the gun heel. But these heels are sold at a shop that specializes in adult-themed costumes. Yes, this is a novelty costume item, not made for actual, public use. This is intended to be a costume, not to be real fashion. Seriously, how in the world did anyone think attaching a gun to a shoe would be chic? Oh, designers …

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Hermes Wears Adidas

For those of us who were ever into Greek mythology as kids, adidas has introduced what looks like a modern update on the shoes of Hermes, messenger to the gods who wore winged sandals. The adidas Leather Wings 2.0 are designed by Jeremy Scott as part of his adidas Originals by Originals collection. They feature leather wings on either side of the sneakers as well as lace jewels in the classic black-white, three-stripe adidas design. They come out on August 10.

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Shoe Metro Summer Sandals Clearance Sale

We’re having our monthly clearance sale again this Saturday, July 3 from 9:30am to 5:30pm. On top of the discounted shoes–which can be as cheap as 95% off the original price–we’re doing a promotion on Groove summer flip-flops.

If you purchase $50 or more, you get a free pair of Groove flip-flops. If your purchase is less than $50, you can buy Groove flip-flops for $2 per pair. And if you just need Groove flip-flops without any other shoes, you can buy them for $5 per pair. If you’re in San Diego, you should definitely come on out.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Red High Heel Speakers

No, I have no idea why you would need your speakers to be in the shape of classic, red, high-heeled pumps. But do you need any other reason besides the fact that it would make you awesome? Though I do wonder how the heel cup part of the shoes would affect the acoustics of the music and sounds coming out of the speakers. Anyway, enjoy!

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Ice Cream Heels

Summer is officially here, which means lots of things: sun, beaches, waves, lemonade stands, picnics, flowers, city fairs, vacations …… and of course, delicious, cold, dripping ice cream!!! Check out these delectable ice cream heels below. While I’m not sure what flavor ice cream the blue scoop is, I know I would still eat it if it came off that shoe and into my mouth. Yum!

Shoe Metro Clearance Summer Sale

Hey, just wanted to let everyone know that our retail store will be open again this Saturday, June 5 from 9:30am to 5:30pm for our monthly weekend clearance sale. Just like last month, we’ll be showcasing our lowest priced inventory, with shoes as low as 95% off of MSRP. All San Diegans and guests who just happen to be in the area, come on through and we’ll outfit you in something pretty great. If you need address and directions to our retail store, click here.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Shoe Ice Cubes

This Memorial Day Weekend has unofficially rung in the summer season. So while you’re under the canopy, swinging on the hammock, or laying on the beach sands, enjoy a cold, refreshing drink with the help of these high heel-shaped reusable ice cubes. These shoe ice cubes are full of distilled water and are obviously food-safe. They’re available in packs of 6 from Golda’s Kitchen, which specializes in “Kitchenware for Canadians,” whatever that means.

Shoe Metro Clearance Sale this Saturday

Hey everyone! Just wanted to give you guys a heads-up that the Shoe Metro Retail Store is having a Clearance Sale this Saturday. We’ll be having a monthly Clearance Sale from now on with our lowest priced inventory. Also, we now have footwear for infants and youth so it’s very family-friendly.

San Diegans and any guests in the area this weekend should come by and take a look at our wares. You can find address and directions to the retail store here. Hope to see you there!

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