3D printed footwear

3D Printing For Footwear and Podiatry

3D Printing For Footwear and Podiatry

You know what they say about big feet. Big feet, big shoes. According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Americans buy more shoes than any other country in the world. In 2013, your average American bought 7.5 pairs of shoes. Your average American woman will spend over $20,000 on shoes in her lifetime, buying around […]

You know what they say about big feet. Big feet, big shoes. According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Americans buy more shoes than any other country in the world. In 2013, your average American bought 7.5 pairs of shoes. Your average...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2018

We’re starting out with a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then finishing up with something cool (pun intended) to get you through the weekend. Link3D launched its new Production Planning System for AM workflows, Carbon has a new medical-grade material, and there’s new 3D printed footwear on Kickstarter. Several […]

We’re starting out with a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then finishing up with something cool (pun intended) to get you through the weekend. Link3D launched its new Production Planning System for AM workflows, Carbon has a...
3D Printed Ballet Shoes Offer Dancers Support and Protection From Injury

3D Printed Ballet Shoes Offer Dancers Support and Protection From Injury

Ballet dancers make what they do look effortless, but it’s far from it. If you’ve ever seen a ballet dancer’s feet, you were probably shocked, but bruised and bloody feet are normal for these athletes. Dancers accept that their work is going to cause them pain, but Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design graduate Hadar […]

Ballet dancers make what they do look effortless, but it’s far from it. If you’ve ever seen a ballet dancer’s feet, you were probably shocked, but bruised and bloody feet are normal for these athletes. Dancers accept that their work is going to cause...
3D Printed Mycelium Shoe is Striking and Might Even Be Wearable

3D Printed Mycelium Shoe is Striking and Might Even Be Wearable

I can’t imagine walking in the new 3D printed high heels from design studio Ica and Kostika, but that doesn’t make them any less fascinating to look at. Called the Mycelium Shoe, the high heels’ texture does resemble some sort of mushroom, while their shape looks like a kind of curved shark fin sprouting from […]

I can’t imagine walking in the new 3D printed high heels from design studio Ica and Kostika, but that doesn’t make them any less fascinating to look at. Called the Mycelium Shoe, the high heels’ texture does resemble some sort of mushroom, while...
BASF and Reebok to Release Additional 3D Printed Liquid Speed Shoes, More Projects in Development

BASF and Reebok to Release Additional 3D Printed Liquid Speed Shoes, More Projects in Development

Multiple major shoe manufacturing corporations have been turning to 3D printing over the last couple of years. While 3D printed shoes aren’t filling shoe stores just yet, companies are being attracted to the technology for its design potential and customization possibilities. Now we’re in the age of the small series of exclusive 3D printing shoe. […]

Multiple major shoe manufacturing corporations have been turning to 3D printing over the last couple of years. While 3D printed shoes aren’t filling shoe stores just yet, companies are being attracted to the technology for its design potential and customization...
Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt Manufacturing. The new Flowbuilt facility just opened its doors, and is filled with 3D printers, prototyping materials, and other cutting-edge technologies to solve today’s manufacturing […]

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt Manufacturing. The new Flowbuilt...
Peak Sport Introduces 3D Printed Volleyball Shoe

Peak Sport Introduces 3D Printed Volleyball Shoe

Volleyball is a sport that requires a great deal of athleticism. Not only is precision and power needed from the arms in order to hit the ball over the net, but a lot is required from the legs and feet, too, as volleyball players need to jump quite frequently for upward momentum. Jumping is hard […]

Volleyball is a sport that requires a great deal of athleticism. Not only is precision and power needed from the arms in order to hit the ball over the net, but a lot is required from the legs and feet, too, as volleyball players need to jump quite frequently for...
Nike Introduces Flyprint Running Shoes with First 3D Printed Upper

Nike Introduces Flyprint Running Shoes with First 3D Printed Upper

In Berlin in September 2017, runner Eliud Kipchoge attempted to break his own world record for fastest marathon ever. The conditions were far from ideal, with heavy rain and 99 percent humidity, and while Kipchoge came in first place, he didn’t break the record. Though he was wearing specialized running shoes, Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elites, […]

In Berlin in September 2017, runner Eliud Kipchoge attempted to break his own world record for fastest marathon ever. The conditions were far from ideal, with heavy rain and 99 percent humidity, and while Kipchoge came in first place, he didn’t break the record....
3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2018

We’re starting off with some major medical news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Materialise is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed diagnostic, anatomical models. Research was shared on 3D printed bone scaffolds at the American Association for Dental Research annual meeting, and the University of Delaware […]

We’re starting off with some major medical news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Materialise is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed diagnostic, anatomical models. Research was shared on 3D printed bone scaffolds...
3D Printing of Shoe Accessories and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Shoe Accessories and R&D Tax Credits

The footwear industry has been growing over the years. It is expected that the global market for footwear will reach $371.8 billion by 2020, mainly driven by new design trends and the expanding middle class population. The footwear includes athletic and non-athletic shoes used by individuals of all age groups and genders. The trends demonstrate […]

The footwear industry has been growing over the years. It is expected that the global market for footwear will reach $371.8 billion by 2020, mainly driven by new design trends and the expanding middle class population. The footwear includes athletic and non-athletic...
adidas and Carbon Announce Partially 3D Printed AlphaEDGE 4D LTD Shoe

adidas and Carbon Announce Partially 3D Printed AlphaEDGE 4D LTD Shoe

In its 2015 announcement about the Futurecraft 3D printed shoe experience prototype, athletic shoe company adidas predicted that it would begin selling 3D printed shoes in the near future. Then came a limited release of its UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley, a conceptual 3D printed shoe made of recycled ocean trash, and its limited edition 3D Runner. Not long after the German sportswear […]

In its 2015 announcement about the Futurecraft 3D printed shoe experience prototype, athletic shoe company adidas predicted that it would begin selling 3D printed shoes in the near future. Then came a limited release of its UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley, a conceptual 3D...
Shapecrunch Allows Doctors and Consumers to Create 3D Printed Insoles

Shapecrunch Allows Doctors and Consumers to Create 3D Printed Insoles

3D printing has made its mark in areas such as aerospace, with the creation of rocket components, igniters, and more. This progressive technology is allowing innovative automotive parts to be made for companies like Ford, BMW, and even Rolls Royce. But we also spend a lot of time, it would seem, discussing what 3D printing […]

3D printing has made its mark in areas such as aerospace, with the creation of rocket components, igniters, and more. This progressive technology is allowing innovative automotive parts to be made for companies like Ford, BMW, and even Rolls Royce. But we also spend a...
Partially 3D Printed adidas Futurecraft 4D Shoes Launch Commercially This Week in NYC

Partially 3D Printed adidas Futurecraft 4D Shoes Launch Commercially This Week in NYC

The latest announcement from adidas is both exciting and highly anticipated, since they have been a forerunner (yes, we had to say it!) in using 3D printing technology—and forging ahead into the 4D—for quite some time now. Where to start? From announcing their intentions to begin using 3D printing technology in their factories in 2015, […]

The latest announcement from adidas is both exciting and highly anticipated, since they have been a forerunner (yes, we had to say it!) in using 3D printing technology—and forging ahead into the 4D—for quite some time now. Where to start? From announcing their...
UNIZ Introduces UDP 3D Printing Technology and New SLA 3D Printers at CES 2018: Exclusive Interview

UNIZ Introduces UDP 3D Printing Technology and New SLA 3D Printers at CES 2018: Exclusive Interview

Two years ago, San Diego-based UNIZ Technology burst onto the 3D printing scene, touting a high-speed stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer, the SLASH. Introduced at CES 2016, the company’s first 3D printer came to Kickstarter that March in what would be a wildly popular crowdfunding campaign. Fast printing speeds and a relatively affordable price tag — […]

Two years ago, San Diego-based UNIZ Technology burst onto the 3D printing scene, touting a high-speed stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer, the SLASH. Introduced at CES 2016, the company’s first 3D printer came to Kickstarter that March in what would be a wildly...
New Balance Uses Ultrasonic Equipment and Sieves to Ensure High Powder Throughput For 3D Printed Midsoles

New Balance Uses Ultrasonic Equipment and Sieves to Ensure High Powder Throughput For 3D Printed Midsoles

Established in 1906, New Balance is one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers. Way back in 2013, the company, which also makes athletic clothing, used 3D printing technology for the first time to create custom spike plates for track athlete Jack Bolas. The company continued to supply customized 3D printed spikes and cleats to its sponsored athletes, but […]

Established in 1906, New Balance is one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers. Way back in 2013, the company, which also makes athletic clothing, used 3D printing technology for the first time to create custom spike plates for track athlete Jack Bolas. The...
17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has happened. For us, that means a look back on some of the major happenings in the 3D printing industry, as each year we look into […]

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has happened. For us, that means a look back on some of the major happenings in the 3D printing industry, as each year we...
Seth Aaron by Feetz Line Hits the Runway in Debut of the First 3D Printed Designer Shoe and Accessory Collection

Seth Aaron by Feetz Line Hits the Runway in Debut of the First 3D Printed Designer Shoe and Accessory Collection

We have been following San Diego-based technology company Feetz ever since we first heard Founder and CEO Lucy Beard’s custom 3D printed shoe pitch back in 2014. Not long after, the company raised $1.25 million in a seed funding round, and 3DPrint.com had the chance to check out a 3D printed preview pair of Feetz, as […]

We have been following San Diego-based technology company Feetz ever since we first heard Founder and CEO Lucy Beard’s custom 3D printed shoe pitch back in 2014. Not long after, the company raised $1.25 million in a seed funding round, and 3DPrint.com had the...
New EnvisionTEC 3D Printing Material, E-Shore A for Footwear, Now in Beta Testing

New EnvisionTEC 3D Printing Material, E-Shore A for Footwear, Now in Beta Testing

3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC, which celebrated its 15th anniversary this year, is probably best known for its 3D-Bioplotter machine and its work and specialized 3D printers in the dental and jewelry industries, though its technology has also been put to good use in the consumer goods industry. Now, the company has announced that it’s jumping on […]

3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC, which celebrated its 15th anniversary this year, is probably best known for its 3D-Bioplotter machine and its work and specialized 3D printers in the dental and jewelry industries, though its technology has also been put to good...
OESH Shoes Receives NSF Small Business Grant to Finish Development of Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process

OESH Shoes Receives NSF Small Business Grant to Finish Development of Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process

Make room, Wiivv and Feetz, as OESH Shoes joins you in the increasingly-busy 3D printed footwear arena. The Charlottsville, Virginia-based company is a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, and was founded by physician, scientist, and engineer Dr. Casey Kerrigan, with a tagline of “Shoes made for women, by a woman.” OESH has been making and selling […]

Make room, Wiivv and Feetz, as OESH Shoes joins you in the increasingly-busy 3D printed footwear arena. The Charlottsville, Virginia-based company is a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, and was founded by physician, scientist, and engineer Dr. Casey Kerrigan, with...
HP Joins the Customized Footwear Revolution, Powering FitStation with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

HP Joins the Customized Footwear Revolution, Powering FitStation with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Personalization is increasingly important to today’s consumers, and 3D technologies are making this a viable reality — and one industry significantly benefiting from an uptick in 3D scanning and 3D printing is footwear. No matter what the size number is on the side of a shoe box, everyone’s feet are different; properly fitted footwear can […]

Personalization is increasingly important to today’s consumers, and 3D technologies are making this a viable reality — and one industry significantly benefiting from an uptick in 3D scanning and 3D printing is footwear. No matter what the size number is on...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million in funding, while Desktop Metal announces a US supplier for its metal 3D […]

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million...
Materialise Hits the Slopes with Tailored Fits AG to Launch Digital Supply Chain for Custom, 3D Printed Ski Boots

Materialise Hits the Slopes with Tailored Fits AG to Launch Digital Supply Chain for Custom, 3D Printed Ski Boots

Every day it seems like we’re hearing about another 3D printed innovation in the world of footwear, from big name brands like Adidas and Nike to the 3D printed shoes that Feetz manufactures and the custom insoles by Wiivv, which were tested in real-world conditions by 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke as she walked around the Materialise World Summit […]

Every day it seems like we’re hearing about another 3D printed innovation in the world of footwear, from big name brands like Adidas and Nike to the 3D printed shoes that Feetz manufactures and the custom insoles by Wiivv, which were tested in real-world...
PEAK Sport Products Introduces 3D Printed Basketball Shoes

PEAK Sport Products Introduces 3D Printed Basketball Shoes

When a new trend in footwear appears, it often shows up first in the world of sports, and 3D printed shoes are no exception. Professional athletes can benefit greatly from the customization that 3D printing offers, and they can also bring widespread attention to the technology. Several professional athletes have sported footwear made with 3D […]

When a new trend in footwear appears, it often shows up first in the world of sports, and 3D printed shoes are no exception. Professional athletes can benefit greatly from the customization that 3D printing offers, and they can also bring widespread attention to the...
RESA Wearables Brings Custom 3D Printed Insoles to Kiosks Around China

RESA Wearables Brings Custom 3D Printed Insoles to Kiosks Around China

Insoles aren’t expensive, and they can be purchased at most shoe stores and pharmacies to help with foot pain and discomfort. Depending on their quality, off-the-shelf insoles do provide some degree of comfort, but they don’t fully address many issues, leaving wearers vulnerable to further problems in the future. That’s why custom 3D printed insoles […]

Insoles aren’t expensive, and they can be purchased at most shoe stores and pharmacies to help with foot pain and discomfort. Depending on their quality, off-the-shelf insoles do provide some degree of comfort, but they don’t fully address many issues,...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of the 3D printed artwork and wearables she was displaying at a gallery […]

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of...
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