Adidas has launched a new pair of trainers that are 3D printed using oxygen and light.
This may sound futuristic, but it’s a reality we’re living in today. The shoes are manufactured using techniques which allow the shoes to form their shape to the wearer’s feet no problem! So if you have two left feet, you’re in luck. Adidas says the technology used to create these sci-fi-esque shoes could end up making all future shoes bespoke to the person wearing them, regardless of weight, height or any other parameters that are different from the ‘average persons’.
So, we’ve got 3D printed shoes but this isn’t the first time fashion and 3d printing have crossed paths – a few years ago Julian Hakes used Ultimaker 3D printers to print some beautiful fashion. But it wasn’t just the designs that made these special, it was the cost and time saved in the process compared to older prototyping ways. Julian said, “Ultimaker is a fantastic machine to have in the studio…it won’t be long before we can make a solid, reliable, wearable shoe, directly from 3D printing.” Little did he know that a few years on we’d have Adidas on the forefront of 3D printed shoes.
The world of 3D printing is MASSIVE – There’s just so many different uses for it. We love the new shoes from Adidas and can’t wait to see what else comes of it – maybe you, the person reading this will be the next leader in the mass market of 3D Printed fashion!
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