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Sole Savers: These Two Maryland Women Launched A Vending Machine Filled With Flats

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  1. Represent for Maryland!!!!

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  2. Melodie Narain says:

    Hi Ladies, we just wanted to respond to a few comments — we appreciate all of your thoughts and feedback. In general, the industry pricing for these more modern and comfortable rollable flats is $20. A lady mentioned above about the price point, and we completely understand your concern. There are a few things to know – 1. We can’t price too far under the industry standard 2. There is a lot more that goes into creating our flats. The are not just paper and fabric. A lot of these flats are like walking on paper, and yet, they are still $20. I encourage you to give us a try smile emoticon You will get more than 10 wears – I have worn mine 30 times and still wearing them. Someone also mentioned Rollasole being less than our shoes – here is their website. We do not bash our competition, as we feel there is enough business for everyone (#girlpower) – but their shoes are a much different quality, at the same price point (and higher) http://usa.rollasole.com/Roll-up-shoes-s/1818.htm As we stated in the article above, we did do our research and are working daily to make something better for you ladies. heart emoticon Please continue with your feedback, it’s the only way we will know how to be better.

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  3. Swan Johnson says:

    Couldn’t resist ordering a pair of Teyana’s . Plus I had support my(second ) home state of Maryland. Brilliant idea.

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  4. Thank you for the chance to share our story and we hope to prosper as business women!

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  5. jade nicole says:

    This is a great idea but I agree with another lady here her price point is to high. Target also sells these same shoes that fit in your purse. The soles may not be as thick as her but I think she will do well if she brings down the price.

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    1. Kiah McBride says:

      I think that’s a good point about the sole not being as thick. She may have priced them lower had she stuck with the original prototype, but then they weren’t as good of quality and not as good for the foot when walking on different terrain.

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  6. Ashley Sy says:

    This is cool. Too bad my feet look absolutely terrible in flats : (

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  7. Wow I was just down at the Gallery next to Harborplace I will check it out since I work in downtown Baltimore

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  8. Pink says:

    Love this idea. vending machines like this are needed… I remember one night hunting for a drug store to buy something similar but the only issue I have is price point bc they aren’t shoes and dr. scholls they are like $5 less.

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    1. Oenz says:

      OMG! I have been searching NYC for these for the longest. Payless used to carry them many moons ago, but discontinued them. Everyone keeps telling me to go to Duane Reade, but I have never been able to find them there. I’m definitely checking out this website.

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  9. Cool ladies i know mississippi will never catch on to that trend but good no less

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    1. You never know! Maybe there is a partnership opportunity. Maybe the partner is you 😉

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  10. This was done years ago by a girl in Atlanta I think it was called “flat outs” so convenient! Good for them

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  11. Nae says:

    Love it! I’m finally accepting that I will never be a woman who can wear heels all day and look fabulous. Once my feet start to hurt – and I’m flat footed so depending on the heel, it doesn’t take long, I’m ready to go home. Love the idea of on-the-go flats, my nights out last much longer when I have on comfortable shoes. Kudos to them!

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  12. Epic… I love my Flat out of Heels… but I do not think it is this company. I support everyone so I will check it out.

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  13. Paris Harper says:

    There goes our idea ladies

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  14. Permy Singh says:

    why didnt we think of this??

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  15. Missy says:

    Dope idea

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  16. Imani iddeen says:

    I LOVE this idea and the story behind it!! What women doesn’t want to take off their heels toward the end of the night while also helping a great cause!! My only issue is deciding WHICH COLORS TO BUY?!!

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    1. Kiah McBride says:

      Haha get them all! Or start with one that will work for whatever outfit you’re wearing. =)

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  17. Michelle says:

    There is another company called Roll-A-Sole those machines are in Vegas and have a lower price point. Check out your competition I would hate to see a mom/daugther business be dissolved due to a big company. Expand fast!!! Good luck

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    1. Kiah McBride says:

      I just look up that company out of curiosity, and a video I saw showed that the total cost from the vending machines is also $20. However, the price on their site is different (and also in euros) so maybe they sell them cheaper online since they don’t have to take into account the cost of the vending machine? Just a guess!

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  18. Linda says:

    I just loved your idea and so happy for you accomplishments with it! It’s brilliant💞

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  19. Back in the day I used to actually carry heels in my hand and hide a pair of flip flops somewhere in the club. Sometimes the flips flops were gone sometimes they weren’t.

    This is a great idea.

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  20. Loving this! ❤️

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  21. This is AWESOME!! CONGRATS!!

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  22. Excellent article and idea!!! I can’t wear the ballerina type flats, the heels dig into mine, toes at the top to keep them on…wish I could!

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  23. Kim Vaita says:

    Those Shoes would Be A killings at Colleges and at High end Stores.

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  24. Damn this is a great idea. Wow

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