During our recent visit to London and The Design Museum, we came across a very cool 3D printed shoe design: The Melonia Shoe. Designed by fashion designer Naim Josefi and industrial designer Souzan Youssouf, the shoe is the product of software that is capable of adjusting the size of the shoes on demand. Their vision:
… customers may visit a shop where their foot is scanned and an individual, personally tailored pair of shoes can be produced.
Inspired by contemporary ecologic concepts, the shoes are made of recyclable plastic. This means a wearer can theoretically recycle their shoes into entirely new designs.
They believe this to be the “first 3D-printed haute couture shoes in the world”. We’re not entirely sure about that, but they are quite something to see. As for wearing comfort, we’re not sure about that either.
[UPDATE] Materialise reports on this particular shoe:
One of our staff has actually worn those, and could walk … I think she was fine walking on them without adding anything else … apparently they are beautiful to look at and wearable, but not meant for long walks