3D printed footwear

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...
Advanced Lattice Structure Creation and 3D Printing Ensure the Perfect Fit for Footprint 3D

Advanced Lattice Structure Creation and 3D Printing Ensure the Perfect Fit for Footprint 3D

Problems with the feet can lead to problems with the legs, hips, and back, and problems with the back can lead to problems with the rest of the body, so taking good care of your feet can go a long way towards avoiding a host of health problems. Unfortunately, daily activities such as walking can […]

Problems with the feet can lead to problems with the legs, hips, and back, and problems with the back can lead to problems with the rest of the body, so taking good care of your feet can go a long way towards avoiding a host of health problems. Unfortunately, daily...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Footwear

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Footwear

Like many other industries, addictive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has made its way into the $215 billion footwear market. The contributions that 3D printing can have on footwear production are limitless as it will not only allow faster production at a fraction of the costs, but it will also enable footwear to be customized to […]

Like many other industries, addictive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has made its way into the $215 billion footwear market. The contributions that 3D printing can have on footwear production are limitless as it will not only allow faster production at a fraction of...
Feetz on the Streetz Takes Custom 3D Printed Shoes on a Pop-Up Shop Road Trip

Feetz on the Streetz Takes Custom 3D Printed Shoes on a Pop-Up Shop Road Trip

At my old job, food trucks would come and occasionally park in our lot for a few hours during lunch, and sometimes we’d get a fashion store’s mobile truck as well. The concept of pop-up shops and stores on wheels is a very popular one these days – why battle busy restaurants or malls when […]

At my old job, food trucks would come and occasionally park in our lot for a few hours during lunch, and sometimes we’d get a fashion store’s mobile truck as well. The concept of pop-up shops and stores on wheels is a very popular one these days –...
Wiivv Donates Custom Fit 3D Printed Insoles to Volunteer Search and Rescue Team, Launches Employee Wellness Program

Wiivv Donates Custom Fit 3D Printed Insoles to Volunteer Search and Rescue Team, Launches Employee Wellness Program

A health and wellness initiative at an old job allowed me to get a FitBit Zip for way less than the retail price, and everyone was encouraged to participate in coworker FitBit challenges, area 5K races, and the newly launched company softball and soccer leagues. I have since upgraded my FitBit, which means that I […]

A health and wellness initiative at an old job allowed me to get a FitBit Zip for way less than the retail price, and everyone was encouraged to participate in coworker FitBit challenges, area 5K races, and the newly launched company softball and soccer leagues. I...
3D Printing and an Adjustable Shoe: University Student’s Plan to Make Refugees’ Journeys a Bit Easier

3D Printing and an Adjustable Shoe: University Student’s Plan to Make Refugees’ Journeys a Bit Easier

The Syrian refugee crisis is heartbreaking, and anyone with any humanity at all can’t help but be devastated by stories of families separated or images of children washed up on shores. It’s the less newsworthy suffering, however, that many of us don’t tend to think about. For example, many refugees have to walk thousands of […]

The Syrian refugee crisis is heartbreaking, and anyone with any humanity at all can’t help but be devastated by stories of families separated or images of children washed up on shores. It’s the less newsworthy suffering, however, that many of us...
Prodways Introduces New 3D Printed Footwear Materials and Solutions, Collaborates with Nike

Prodways Introduces New 3D Printed Footwear Materials and Solutions, Collaborates with Nike

3D printed footwear seems to be almost constantly in the news lately. From collaborations involving big-name shoe manufacturers such as Adidas and New Balance to crowdfunded footwear from Wiivv and OLT Footcare, 3D printed shoes are the trend of the moment – but unlike most trends, this one isn’t likely to fade anytime soon. 3D printing […]

3D printed footwear seems to be almost constantly in the news lately. From collaborations involving big-name shoe manufacturers such as Adidas and New Balance to crowdfunded footwear from Wiivv and OLT Footcare, 3D printed shoes are the trend of the moment – but...
ReShoes Contest 2017: Designers 3D Print Innovative New Footwear Prototypes

ReShoes Contest 2017: Designers 3D Print Innovative New Footwear Prototypes

Clothing and shoes are something humans have required—or at least wanted—since they began walking on this earth, whether battling the elements, seeking warmth, or, quite often, making an individual statement. Fashion design and manufacturing seems to be a glamorous career, which many of us dream about and covet from a young age, but it’s not […]

Clothing and shoes are something humans have required—or at least wanted—since they began walking on this earth, whether battling the elements, seeking warmth, or, quite often, making an individual statement. Fashion design and manufacturing seems to be a glamorous...
OLT Footcare Offers Customized 3D Printed Sandals for Perfect Fit and Balance

OLT Footcare Offers Customized 3D Printed Sandals for Perfect Fit and Balance

As summer gets closer, many people are tossing aside their boots and pulling out sandals – and there are plenty of options available. If you’re looking to try something new, there’s also more than one 3D printed option out there this summer. A couple of months ago, we saw Wiivv break its own record for […]

As summer gets closer, many people are tossing aside their boots and pulling out sandals – and there are plenty of options available. If you’re looking to try something new, there’s also more than one 3D printed option out there this summer. A couple...
Architectural Designer KXIV Lends New Look to Adidas Ultraboost, Featuring 3D Printed Lace Lock

Architectural Designer KXIV Lends New Look to Adidas Ultraboost, Featuring 3D Printed Lace Lock

Shoes, shoes, we love 3D printed shoes! And whether they are meant for lounging, dressing up, or running, it’s fascinating to see how the future of footwear is changing thanks to 3D printing technology. While we’ve had glimpses into your basic flats, super cool high heels, and sneakers, when athletic shoes bearing major name labels involve 3D […]

Shoes, shoes, we love 3D printed shoes! And whether they are meant for lounging, dressing up, or running, it’s fascinating to see how the future of footwear is changing thanks to 3D printing technology. While we’ve had glimpses into your basic flats, super cool high...
If the Shoe Fits: 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing Footwear

If the Shoe Fits: 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing Footwear

Adidas has announced that it plans to 3D print 100,000 shoe soles of its Futurecraft 4 shoe by 2018. The German shoe and apparel company is doubling down on its Future Factories initiative where it is reshoring the production of shoes to Germany in highly automated factories. Adidas’ strategy here fits squarely in Industry 4.0 […]

Adidas has announced that it plans to 3D print 100,000 shoe soles of its Futurecraft 4 shoe by 2018. The German shoe and apparel company is doubling down on its Future Factories initiative where it is reshoring the production of shoes to Germany in highly automated...
Chinese Sportswear Brand Peak Sport Releases 3D Printed Athletic “Future” Sneakers in Beijing

Chinese Sportswear Brand Peak Sport Releases 3D Printed Athletic “Future” Sneakers in Beijing

I feel like every other day we’re seeing the launch of another 3D printed pair of shoes, and now that the majority of these seem to be more functional than decorative, I’m totally on board. Several athletic gear companies have started to produce 3D printed athletic shoes, from Adidas and New Balance to Nike and Reebok; we’ve […]

I feel like every other day we’re seeing the launch of another 3D printed pair of shoes, and now that the majority of these seem to be more functional than decorative, I’m totally on board. Several athletic gear companies have started to produce 3D printed...
Next Steps: 5 Predictions Driving the Footwear Industry by 2025

Next Steps: 5 Predictions Driving the Footwear Industry by 2025

Last week was a huge week in both the $350B footwear industry and the 3D printing materials industries, when two companies I admire and respect, sports powerhouse Adidas and 3D molecular science sensation Carbon, announced the Futurecraft 4D performance shoe, Adidas’ second shoe to incorporate 3D printing in the midsole and the first they plan […]

Last week was a huge week in both the $350B footwear industry and the 3D printing materials industries, when two companies I admire and respect, sports powerhouse Adidas and 3D molecular science sensation Carbon, announced the Futurecraft 4D performance shoe,...
Wiivv Breaks Own Record for Most Funded 3D Printed Product on Kickstarter

Wiivv Breaks Own Record for Most Funded 3D Printed Product on Kickstarter

Last year, Wiivv, manufacturer of custom 3D printed insoles, broke several crowdfunding records with their first Kickstarter campaign, which introduced their 3D printed insoles to the world. It turns out that many, many people have difficulty finding shoes that fit them comfortably, and Wiivv’s proprietary technology, which uses photographs to create specially customized insole designs […]

Last year, Wiivv, manufacturer of custom 3D printed insoles, broke several crowdfunding records with their first Kickstarter campaign, which introduced their 3D printed insoles to the world. It turns out that many, many people have difficulty finding shoes that fit...
With 3D Printing Technology from Carbon, Adidas Releases First Partially 3D Printed Athletic Shoe to Be Produced at Scale

With 3D Printing Technology from Carbon, Adidas Releases First Partially 3D Printed Athletic Shoe to Be Produced at Scale

In December of 2016, Adidas released the 3D Runner, a limited-edition, $300 running shoe with a 3D printed midsole; the company had been looking toward 3D printing solutions for its shoes since 2015, including working with recycled ocean waste. Adidas is among the ranks of other big-name manufacturers such as Nike, Reebok, New Balance, and Under Armour, which have also designed […]

In December of 2016, Adidas released the 3D Runner, a limited-edition, $300 running shoe with a 3D printed midsole; the company had been looking toward 3D printing solutions for its shoes since 2015, including working with recycled ocean waste. Adidas is among the...
Industrial Designer Creates Striking, Entirely 3D Printed Shoes

Industrial Designer Creates Striking, Entirely 3D Printed Shoes

We’ve written quite a bit about 3D printed shoes lately. Yesterday, we learned that Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber was the first player to wear partially 3D printed cleats in a major league baseball game, and Wiivv recently launched a Kickstarter campaign (which is steadily approaching its fundraising goal) for custom 3D printed sandals. Around […]

We’ve written quite a bit about 3D printed shoes lately. Yesterday, we learned that Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber was the first player to wear partially 3D printed cleats in a major league baseball game, and Wiivv recently launched a Kickstarter...
Under Armour Presents Latest Athletic Shoe with 3D Printed Midsole: Meet the $300 ArchiTech Futurist Sneaker, Available Soon

Under Armour Presents Latest Athletic Shoe with 3D Printed Midsole: Meet the $300 ArchiTech Futurist Sneaker, Available Soon

Back in 2014, athletic clothing specialist and manufacturer Under Armour teamed up with Reebok to present 3D printing in wearables at the TCT show, and soon after, Under Armour’s Senior Innovation Manager hinted that big things were on the horizon. The hint turned into reality two years later when the Baltimore-based company introduced its innovative Under Armour ArchiTech […]

Back in 2014, athletic clothing specialist and manufacturer Under Armour teamed up with Reebok to present 3D printing in wearables at the TCT show, and soon after, Under Armour’s Senior Innovation Manager hinted that big things were on the horizon. The hint...
Aetrex Acquires SOLS to Form a Dynamic 3D Custom Footwear Team

Aetrex Acquires SOLS to Form a Dynamic 3D Custom Footwear Team

Over the last few years, several companies have arisen to offer custom-fit insoles and orthotics developed through 3D scanning and 3D printing, but one of the earliest was SOLS, which we first heard of back in 2014 when they were still in the seed funding phase. The company’s patented platform covers the whole process of […]

Over the last few years, several companies have arisen to offer custom-fit insoles and orthotics developed through 3D scanning and 3D printing, but one of the earliest was SOLS, which we first heard of back in 2014 when they were still in the seed funding phase. The...
Adidas Announces Limited Edition 3D Printed Running Shoes are Available for Sale

Adidas Announces Limited Edition 3D Printed Running Shoes are Available for Sale

With the announcement of their Futurecraft 3D printed shoe experience prototype last year, athletic shoe company Adidas predicted that they would begin selling 3D printed shoes in the near future. Not long after, they released a conceptual 3D printed shoe that was made out of recycled ocean trash, specifically gillnets and ocean plastic content, with the help […]

With the announcement of their Futurecraft 3D printed shoe experience prototype last year, athletic shoe company Adidas predicted that they would begin selling 3D printed shoes in the near future. Not long after, they released a conceptual 3D printed shoe that was...
Artist Shane Griffin Creates 3D Printed Sculpture of Glitched Yeezy Boost 350 Shoe

Artist Shane Griffin Creates 3D Printed Sculpture of Glitched Yeezy Boost 350 Shoe

The idea of 3D printed shoes is definitely not a concept for the future, but for the present. As we’re seeing increasingly, 3D printed shoes can actually be stylish and extremely wearable. However, I don’t think this 3D printed replica of the Yeezy Boost 350 shoe, by New York-based multimedia artist Shane Griffin, fits that […]

The idea of 3D printed shoes is definitely not a concept for the future, but for the present. As we’re seeing increasingly, 3D printed shoes can actually be stylish and extremely wearable. However, I don’t think this 3D printed replica of the Yeezy Boost...
German Researchers Create 3D Printed Insoles for Diabetes Patients with Neuropathy

German Researchers Create 3D Printed Insoles for Diabetes Patients with Neuropathy

You may have been fortunate enough not to have experienced the challenge of diabetes yourself, but chances are you know someone with this widespread disease and have witnessed at least a small glimpse into the struggles they suffer, caused by the body not producing the required amounts of insulin. Sometimes the ultimate struggle is just […]

You may have been fortunate enough not to have experienced the challenge of diabetes yourself, but chances are you know someone with this widespread disease and have witnessed at least a small glimpse into the struggles they suffer, caused by the body not producing...
Feetz Will Give 100 Veterans Free 3D Printed Shoes on Veterans’ Day

Feetz Will Give 100 Veterans Free 3D Printed Shoes on Veterans’ Day

One company that we’ve really enjoyed covering is Feetz – and not just because they sent us comfortable 3D printed shoes to preview and to try for ourselves. Founded by entrepreneur and mathematician Lucy Beard in 2013, Feetz has followed a fast path to success thanks to their custom-fit, comfortable, durable 3D printed shoes. Locally made […]

One company that we’ve really enjoyed covering is Feetz – and not just because they sent us comfortable 3D printed shoes to preview and to try for ourselves. Founded by entrepreneur and mathematician Lucy Beard in 2013, Feetz has followed a fast path to...
Adidas to Release Sneakers Created from Recycled Ocean Waste This Month

Adidas to Release Sneakers Created from Recycled Ocean Waste This Month

Over the last few years, 3D printing technology has increasingly been integrated into the world of fashion. One area in which it has especially proven beneficial is footwear, from high-end heels that belong on the runway to running shoes created for the track. The emerging technology has already been adopted by some of the biggest […]

Over the last few years, 3D printing technology has increasingly been integrated into the world of fashion. One area in which it has especially proven beneficial is footwear, from high-end heels that belong on the runway to running shoes created for the track. The...
FIDM and Designer Daniel Garcia to Offer Workshop on 3D Shoe Design

FIDM and Designer Daniel Garcia to Offer Workshop on 3D Shoe Design

3D printed shoes are a relatively new development, but they’re certainly a big development, and a fast-growing one. The increasing variety and availability of flexible 3D printing materials has led to a number of major shoe manufacturers creating fully or partially 3D printed shoes, as well as new companies arising to specialize in printed footwear. To someone unfamiliar […]

3D printed shoes are a relatively new development, but they’re certainly a big development, and a fast-growing one. The increasing variety and availability of flexible 3D printing materials has led to a number of major shoe manufacturers creating fully or...
Reebok Uses Proprietary 3D Drawing Technology to Create New Liquid Speed Shoes

Reebok Uses Proprietary 3D Drawing Technology to Create New Liquid Speed Shoes

From head to toe, runway to running track, we’ve witnessed many recent instances where fashion intersects with 3D printing technology. One area that is blossoming into a commercial trend is 3D printed footwear, whether that be in the form of high heel shoes or athletic sneakers. Some of the biggest athletic footwear manufacturers have decided […]

From head to toe, runway to running track, we’ve witnessed many recent instances where fashion intersects with 3D printing technology. One area that is blossoming into a commercial trend is 3D printed footwear, whether that be in the form of high heel shoes or...
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