3D printed footwear

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Shoes Debut in [email protected] Pop-Up Shops in NYC and San Francisco

Oh our Feetz! This is a company, which got its start in Chattanooga, TN before moving to Silicon Valley in the spring, that we’ve enjoyed reporting on since their inception; in…

Back to Nature: SLEM and BioInspiration Develop Compostable Shoes 3D Printed with WillowFlex

I go through clothes and shoes pretty quickly. I’m not sure if I’m particularly rough on things, or I just tend to buy cheaper apparel that isn’t made to last…