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These self-parking slippers are the footwear you truly deserve

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Alexandra Haddow
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Remember when you had so much less free time in the days where you had to manually input your pin with your own finger for purchases under £30? Think how much more productive you are now that you have those extra few seconds since contactless technology became available. 

Well, thanks to Nissan, you could soon add on the, er, hours you would spend putting your slippers back on the shoe rack too. 

Self-parking slippers have been created to promote the Nissan Leaf, a self-driving car, which won the Best of Innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show, and have been installed in the Hakone guesthouse in Japan, to ensure guests never need to suffer the indignity of putting their slippers back ever again.

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The slippers work using the same technology as the Nissan Leaf and have tiny wheels which, at the touch of a button, enable them to take themselves back to a designated location after use. 

Sadly it looks like for this novelty you might have to forego comfort, as they do look a touch more like a denim clog than a cosy indoor shoe, but hey, you deserve that extra free time to buy lots of things for under £30. And warm your feet up, probably. 

Look at that, it’s like a little micro machine in a shoe isn’t it? 

2018, what a time to be alive.

(Image: Nissan)