Turn your shoes into roller skates

A French company has made it possible to take ordinary kicks and turn them into roller skates. Flaneurz' On Wheelz can put a set of wheels on sneakers (or other shoes like Doc Martens) simply by clicking them on. (Well, that's after you send your shoes to the company to be modified so the wheels can be simply clicked on. Or you can buy one of their pre-modified pairs.)

Voila! Insta-skates.

Something this cool doesn't come cheap. A set of On Wheelz with modified shoes costs between 380-475 euros (that's about $467-$588).

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Roller Derby's most awesome tournament: The Big O

This weekend legendary centre of western civilization Eugene, Oregon once again plays host to the greatest spectacle in all of roller derby: THE BIG O!

Teams usually come from all over the world to compete in Eugene's thunderdome of derby, however Orange Julius bullshit travel bans may have tempered that a bit. A quick glance shows there are still international teams on the roster.

If you just happen to be in the greater Eugene metropolitan area this weekend, check out the Big O! Read the rest