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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 November, 2004, 09:04 GMT
Students' steps to help clubbers
The disposable shoes could make a group of students millionaires
A group of Tyneside students believe they have found the perfect solution for women walking in painful high heels at the end of a night out.

The Newcastle University business students have designed disposable shoes for women, called Soulmates.

The disposable shoes are made from two pieces of synthetic foam.

The idea is that women buy the 2 shoes from a bar at the end of the night and carry their uncomfortable heels home with them, preventing painful feet.

'More robust'

The four Marketing and Management students had to come up with an idea, market it, sell it and make a profit as part of their Enterprise Module.

One of the students, Chris Scherd said: "At the moment we have a prototype of two strips of foam welded together.

"They will get more stylish and we are trying to develop the sole to make it more durable because if people are going to be walking home on the streets they want it to be more robust and waterproof.

"They also come with a bag in which women can carry their shoes home."

The shoes can be bought from the Masac House website - a business enterprise company set-up and run by students in association with Newcastle University.





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