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Hey, San Francisco, here's something else for you guys to ban (after plastic bags, pet stores, and Happy Meals)—disposable vending-machine flat shoes. Our friends at Fashionista have the scoop: "Afterheels are dispensed from old cigarette vending machines strategically placed in clubs throughout the UK. Michael Stead, the inventor of the Afterheel, worked with podiatrists, women who actually wear heels, and aerospace scientists to come up with the shoe equivalent of emergency contraception. The shoes fold up to fit into a carton the size of a cigarette box, which also includes a pouch to carry home your offending heels. The weirdest/coolest part? Afterheels are biodegradable, and have the approximate lifespan of an oak leaf. They repel glass and presumably other nastiness that one finds on the streets surrounding a nightclub." [Fashionista]