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It only took us three years to catch on to the UK's shoe vending machine phenomenon. Yesterday, LA Weekly profiled the young entrepreneurs behind the Rollasole vending machine currently located next to the women's restroom at Colony Nightclub in Hollywood.
Founded by Ashley Ross (25) and Lindsay Klimitz (26), the two girls met in the Vegas club scene and were in desperate need of solution to the "my feet are killing me but the street is way too dirty to go barefoot" dilemma that many stiletto-wearing club-goers are faced with. Instead of building a new emergency footwear machine from the ground up, they bought the rights to manufacture and distribute the UK-founded Rollasole flats in the US.
The article mentions that they already have three machines in Vegas—one at the Venetian, one at Tao, and one at Hard Rock—and the new Colony machine is one of many to be hitting LA soon. Rollasoles are $19.95 pop and are dispensed in a plastic can, rolled up.
Has anyone tried them? What's the quality like?
· Rollasoles [Official Site]
· Pure Genius: Brits Invent a Vending Machine for Flats [Racked]
· A Shoe Vending Machine? Hollywood Club Girls, Rejoice [LA Weekly]