footwear

Fashion Designer Reimagines Footwear Landscape with 3D Printed HERON01 Sneaker

Move over Adidas, Nike, and New Balance, Heron Preston is here to disrupt the 3D printed shoe game. The fashion designer is well known for his avant-garde creations, and from…

Hush Puppies Get Even More Comfortable with Voxel8’s 3D Printed Midsoles

If you look up the term “casual footwear” in the dictionary, chances are you’ll see a pair of shoes with the Hush Puppies logo on it. The globally recognized footwear…

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Leading Foot Wellness Company, FitMyFoot Uses 3D-Printing Technology to Create Custom Footwear at Scale

Fuzzy slippers and comfy sweatpants are the latest fashion craze, thanks to the Pandemic. Just take a stroll through your local department store, and you’ll find Athleisure wear replacing designer…

Formnext: Huntsman & DWS Collaborate to Bring IROPRINT Resin to SLA 3D Printing Market

Last month, global chemical company Huntsman Corporation introduced its new IROPRINT range of additive manufacturing filaments, powders, and resins at the K 2019 trade fair in Düsseldorf. Huntsman also attended the recent…

Interview with RESA’s Glen Hinshaw on 3D Printing Shoes

Glen Hinshaw’s path to 3D printing is more circuitous than most. He used to ride in professional cycling circuits, was on the US Postal cycling team, founded a circuit board…

Additive Accelerator Partners with Telic, Will Build Custom Mass Production Line for 3D Printed Flip Flops

Many footwear firms are looking to 3D printing at the moment. Boise, Idaho-based Telic makes recovery shoes. Their soft flip flops with arch support and energy return are meant to…

New Balance and Formlabs Launch TripleCell 3D Printing Platform and Rebound Resin for Athletic Shoes

While I’m not much for recreational jogging these days, I’ll always remember my first real running shoes – a pair of dark gray Sauconys, which I got to pick out…

Interview with Patrizio Carlucci of Innovation Lab ECCO on 3D Printing Shoes

This is an in depth interview with Patrizio Carlucci the Head of Ecco Innovation Lab. The interview covers a variety of aspects within the footwear industry as a whole.

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…

ECCO Steps Forward with 3D Printed Custom Silicone Midsoles

German company ViscoTec, which manufactures systems required for conveying, dosing, applying, filling, and emptying medium to high-viscosity fluids for multiple industries, including automotive, medical, and aerospace, is well-known in the…

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…

FitStation 3D Technology Used to Create Personalized Running Shoes Based on Biomechanics

It was only a few months ago that HP hit the ground running with FitStation, a platform powered by its 3D technologies that’s delivering individualized, custom-fitted footwear. The process uses individual 3D…

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…

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…

Belgian Researchers Develop 3D Printed Wand for Foot Kinematics

Recently I was at an orthopedist’s appointment with my son, having his shoes fitted with some inserts to relieve discomfort in the boots he wears while traversing around Colorado flyfishing….

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…

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…

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray…

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…

German RepRap Reseller 3DZ Provides Italian Footwear Polytechnic School with X400 PRO V3 3D Printer

The German RepRap industrial-grade X400 3D printer has been used to develop all sorts of products, from a helicopter windshield wiper system to spare parts for lifting platforms, and even breast prostheses….

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…

It’s Like Walking on Air With These 3D Printed Shock-Absorbing Shoes

We’ve seen 3D printed shoes before–what is interesting to note is that these stories are becoming increasingly common as the technology becomes more accepted as a method for footwear design…

3D Printed Footwear the Key for Prototyping & Experimentation

Five years ago, shoe designer Rachael Noon started to experiment with the creation of outdoor footwear using injection molding as the fabrication technique. However, she soon found that the creation…

These 3D Printed Shoes Make a Statement Unlike Any Other

Eric Meijer admits that the existence of 3D printing technology has really been a boon to his psychological well being: “If 3D printing didn’t exist, I would be a frustrated…