Have you ever thought about 3D printed shoes? Well Aarish Netarwala sure has! They are well on their way and there’s no doubt that it will change the shoe market. Not only would the shoes be unique but would also be hard to copy, but shoe production would not be slowed down by manufacturing capabilities. Take the Adidas Grit for example.
Equipped with a shock-absorber in the sole, the Grit is so unique and captivating, it’s difficult to tell where the outsole and midsole begins on the shoe. The sole, in fact, wraps itself around the upper part of the shoe, feeling so comfortable and light. When your food hits the ground, the latticed sole collapses and when your foot leaves the ground, the material expands releasing energy and absorbing the impact.
Aside from functioning like the perfect shoe, you can only imagine what kinds of patterns they will come up with using the 3D printer. I bet they leave a cool imprint when stepping on sand or soil.
Although 3D printed shoes have not hit the market yet, if you’re looking for a comfortable or fashionable pair of runners, check the following out: Nike Zoom Pegasus 35, New Balance 890v6, Saucony Ride ISO, Mizuno Wave Inspire 14, and Nike Epic React Flyknit.
Designer: Aarish Netarwala