Study shows additive manufacturing yields lower CO2 emissions and reduced waste.
Charles R. Goulding and Leah Nabangi examine the captivating origin story of the Air Jordan shoe and Nike’s implementation of 3D printing in recent years.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at a new 3D printed design that was inspired by nature.
This week’s selection is the “ROOTS” concept slide by Kitty Shukman.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi propose that the new CEO of Adidas should increase that company’s already notable use of 3D printing.
Aetrex announced they are now providing comprehensive 3D data for foot scans, which can be used for 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at developments in 3D printed footwear.
They may look like shoes from an ‘80s Barbie doll, but a lot of technical know-how went into the 3D printed high heels from luxury brand Balenciaga.
Balenciaga has been sending $3K 3D printed high heels to celebrities, but does that translate to everyday fashion?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the use of 3D printing in competitive running shoes from Nike.
Hush Puppies is getting stylish and high-tech as 3D printed lattices are set to feature in next year’s shoe line.
A collaboration between multiple providers has created a way for shoemakers to quickly produce customized shoe lasts.
A U.S.-based startup called Neatsy AI makes use of the iPhone’s depth-sensing FaceID technology to predict comfortable sneaker fit for customers via 3D modelling.
MAGARIMONO and Shining 3D Additive collaborate to create footwear that oversteps the boundaries between creativity and technology.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider next steps for Puma and how 3D printing could impact the latest style icon collaboration.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider how 3D printing helps to individualize and make some unique footwear market-ready.
This week’s question relates to how best to perform 3D printing of footwear, specifically, flip flops.
I spoke to some folks from Superfeet Worldwide, who described how they use 3D printing technology in their footwear operation.
Voxel8, who debuted in 2015 at CES with an electronics 3D printing concept, disappeared, only to now return with a footwear 3D printing solution.
OESH’s new 3D printed and CNC-knit Townie shoes are comfortable, attractive, and well-made: a review.
The latest partially 3D printed shoe is hitting the market: the New Balance FuelCell Echo Triple.
From 3D glasses to jewellery, 3D printing is now being incorporated into more and more industries — and the shoe industry is no different.
New Balance is 3D printing parts of its newest shoes with the Formlabs-powered TripleCell 3D printing platform: meet the 990 Sport and FuelCell Echo.
Nike sure loves celebrating its Air Max designs.
The Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan celebrates whimsy and fashion — and 3D printing.
Charles Goulding, Tyler Gianchetta, and Andressa Bonafe take a look at 3D printing in innovative apparel.
Wiivv has partnered up with foot care leader Dr. Scholl’s.
Nike announced a new “3-D Printed” running shoe, but it seems a bit strange to me.
There’s no shortage of ideas for 3D printing startups, but many depend on obtaining custom 3D scan information about clients, and that’s usually a difficult proposition.
Footwear maker Under Armour announced a small experiment in 3D printing, but it isn’t what you might think.
A crowdfunding project has demonstrated a method of producing custom-fit shoes using 3D scanning that could be adapted for 3D printing.
We reported on shoemaker Adidas’ comprehensive project to 3D print shoes a few days ago, but now it appears competitor New Balance is also dipping into 3D printed shoes.
Shoe giant Adidas has partnered with Materialise on a new concept for 3D printed shoes: Futurecraft 3D.
A new startup hopes to capitalize on the custom-footwear market by 3D printing shoes that precisely fit the wearer.
This week’s selection is “Crybaby” 3D printed shoes by artist Sebastian Errazuriz.
We’re checking out a new venture that uses 3D printing to create custom made orthotics: Sols.
We’ve all seen images of fantastic 3D printed shoes over the past couple of years, but if you were to look close and handle them, you’d find they weren’t particularly wearable. Now that’s set to change.
RSscan and Materialise have teamed up to create RSPrint, a new joint venture that is capable of scanning human feet and 3D printing custom insoles that precisely fit the scanned human.
A project has invented what we believe to be an entirely new category of fashion accessory: Shoe Accessories by PUNGAS.
Mary Huang, co-founder of Continuum Fashion recently spoke at a LeWeb event, where she described some of their work to produce ready-to-wear 3D printed shoes. Ms. Huang explained the basics of 3D printing, which is still new to many. It seems that 3D printing with desktop equipment is actually quite suitable for the production… Continue reading Continuum Fashion Speaks
Researchers at Australia’s CSIRO have 3D printed metal horseshoes – but there’s a lot more to this story. The titanium shoes were produced for a particular horse: its hooves were 3D scanned in detail with a handheld scanner. The 3D capture was used to engineer new horseshoes that fit the horse perfectly. Four shoes… Continue reading 3D Printed Horseshoes Opens Up Human Possibilities
If there is a fashion designer pushing the envelope of 3D printed design, it is Dutch designer Iris van Herpen. Her frequent exhibitions often shock viewers with radical concepts enabled by 3D printing. We could write many things about van Herpen’s work, but today we examine the shoes designed for her latest exhibition, Wilderness Embodied… Continue reading Iris van Herpen’s Beyond Wilderness Shoes
We’re reading a post by i.Materialise on the work of Physics PhD student Katrien Herdewyn on developing a 3D printed shoe as part of the Shoe Design program at Academy of Fine Arts, Sint-Niklaas in Belgium. She says: The main theme of these shoes is nano technology. The inspiration came from my studies: I… Continue reading When 3D Printing Shoes, Start with the Heel
We’re reading a piece in Forbes that describes what they call the “3D Printing Revolution You Have Not Heard About”. They refer to the less visible industrial application of 3D printing in the hearing aid market. A hearing aid must fit precisely into the patient’s ear and therefore must be custom made. Custom made… Continue reading There’s More to the 3D Printing Revolution
One of the most interesting items to 3D print on a high-power color 3D printer turns out to be shoes. We were blown away when we first encountered a color 3D printed shoe last year – the visual realism is only broken when you pick up the shoe and realize its made of sandstone. … Continue reading There’s Something About 3D Printed Shoes
James Shorrock writes on Hypebeast his thoughts on how 3D printing could change the future of the shoe manufacturing industry. He proposes that while shoe prototyping has already led to much more rapid shoe design, eventually shoes could be 3D printed directly, based on current experiments with different materials. Once the correct cushioning and… Continue reading 3D Printing to Change the Shoe Industry?
This week’s selection is London-based shoe designer Bryan Oknyansky’s Caged Heels. Oknyansky runs Shoes By Bryan, a bespoke designer of very unique shoes, operating since May 2011. The award-winning designer begins a shoe design by analyzing the physics of the shoe. He uses personal orthopedic dimensions and ergonomic measurements in the parametric 3D CAD… Continue reading Design of the Week: Caged Heels
There’s more cool stuff from the folks at Continuum Fashion, who have previously produced a 3D printed Bikini. They’ve now released the “strvct” 3D printed shoes, a mesh-like design printed in nylon. Don’t worry, they are indeed wearable as they include a “patent leather inner sole, and coated with a synthetic rubber on the bottom… Continue reading More 3D Printed Shoes
After jewelry, the most frequently 3D printed item of clothing seems to be shoes. Some of the designs we’ve seen up to now were totally fantastic but were perhaps more arty than you’d care to wear in “real life”. Now we’re seeing more practical 3D printed shoe designs by artist Hoon Chung of the University… Continue reading More 3D Printed Shoes
If you’re visiting London soon, we’d recommend you spend some time at the Victoria and Albert Museum, home of incredible deisgns of all kinds. Typically the works are historical, but at times contemporary works are displayed. That’s what’s happening now in a new exhibition called “The Power of Making” taking place at the V&A from… Continue reading The V&A Goes 3D
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:… Continue reading Melonia Shoes at The Design Museum
We’re fascinated by the idea of 3D printed shoes for some reason. Perhaps it’s the notion of always having a shoe that fits perfectly. On the other hand, it might the limitless number of astonishing designs one can imagine are possible. One such design was recently made by Andreia Chaves and Freedom of Creation. … Continue reading Shoes by Andreia Chaves
You might have seen those amazing 3D printed shoes produced by Materialise. Well, they’re so impressive they’ve been nominated for the Brit Insurance Design Award, and as such they’re being exhibited in London until 7th August of this year at the Design Museum. According to Materialise: Within the fashion category are nominees Naim Josefi… Continue reading 3D Printed Shoes Nominated For Award
Designer Marloes ten Bhömer is well-known for her unorthodox shoe designs, and now she’s apply 3D printing technology to her craft. Pictured above is her latest creation, the Rapidprototypedshoe, showing at the Design Museum Holon in Israel until January 8th. The shoe was designed in Rhino and printed on an Objet Connex500. We believe… Continue reading 3D Printed Couture Shoes
Shoes were a hit at the recent Freedom of Creation Future of Fashion exhibition in Amsterdam. Designer student Pauline Van Dongen created several unique shoe designs – and produced them with 3D printing for the exhibition. With Core77’s recent experiments in 3D printed footwear, we’re beginning to wonder if this could be a growth… Continue reading Impossible Shoes