3D printed footwear

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…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — August 6, 2016

It’s been quite the week in 3D printing news, and as per usual, there was just too much happening around the world to cover it all. For starters, a group of…

World Champion Sprinter Refines Technique to Beat Her Own Time; Nike Refines Running Shoes in 3D Print

Founded in 1964, it would seem that over the years Nike has only continued to pick up the momentum in a fierce market driven by constant customer demand and sports and…

University at Buffalo Students Promote World Peace with 3D Printed Shoes

If you’ve let your mind take a brief stroll around the latest innovations involving both fashion and 3D printing technology, you’d probably notice some exciting things that have been happening right beneath…

Under Armour’s New Innovation Center, the UA Lighthouse, Features 3D Printers, Scanners and Other Advanced Technology

While many apparel, athletic, and athletic apparel companies have been investigating 3D printing as an alternative to their traditional manufacturing methods, one of the most invested has been Under Armour. The…

Nike’s 3D Printed Sprinting Shoe the Zoom Superfly Flyknit Will be Worn at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Athletes who perform in the 200- and the 400-meter sprints often win by margins of milliseconds, so they are naturally going to look for any advantage that they can find…

Under Armour Unveils a New 3D Printed Training Shoe Designed with Autodesk Software

As they face higher demands from their customers to create more versatile footwear, sportswear companies all over the world have found themselves looking at 3D printing much closer recently. Companies…

Smashing Success on Kickstarter: Wiivv Wearables Breaks Crowdfunding Record for 3D Printed Products & Insoles

Wiivv Wearables is a company we’ve followed for quite some time, and while we thought these pretty fancy insoles were going to go far, it is a wonderful surprise to…

SOLS, 3D Printed Orthotics Company, Lays Off 20% of Workforce

While most business owners will heartily agree that their companies are only as good as their employees, sometimes they are forced to make changes due to a wide range of financial…