Say What? : 3D Printed Shoes

Hiya Poutlings

Can you remember back to 2010 when 3D-printed shoes started to emerge (EHMERGED) as the young designers began embracing the technology.  If not, these shoes you may have seen online – all over the show, as they are to my knowledge the most pinned pair of shoes, ever. ha ha. Thanx lovely ladies that I follow on Pintrest 😉

Melonia Shoe

Melonia Shoe

This above pair designed by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf and called Melonia shoe, which was nominated for Brit Insurance Design Award of the Year 2011 and was printed using powder nylon. the shoe was made out of a continuous loop, which made for an entirely different look.

3D printing is quickly on the rise and of course, within the fashion industry its being embraced by fashion designers. Its yet to have reached a point of being a widespread alternative to traditionally made shoes.

As the wearability is generally not practical when it comes to designer 3D printed shoes, some designers like Victoria Spruce has used which has generated lots of interest toward the technology still since her shoes don’t look at all like conventional shoes. Here are some rad 3D printed design shoes. hi-tech-fashion-3d-printed-shoes-andreia-chaves-invisible-shoes

Exoskeleton shoe by Janina Alleyne

Exoskeleton shoe by Janina Alleyne

Shoes by Marieka Ratsma

Shoes by Marieka Ratsma

Shoes by Continuum Shoes by Earl Stewart

Shoes by Hoon Chung

Shoes by Hoon Chung

Shoes by Pauline Van Dongen

Shoes by Pauline Van Dongen

Shoes by Rapidform The pros of both approaches is that it can combine classic shoe shapes with intricate printed heels, reduced cost of production as well as minimal to no waste.

I’m all for comfort when it comes to shoes, so if they can make them look funky but also comfortable, then count me in but until they can get this right I’m not going to running to the mall to get me some. What do you think?

x missfitz

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