Adidas 3-D printed sneakers: Tailor made for your feet

Cushioning tailored to your foot? Is this crazy, pie-in-the-sky talk? No, according to Adidas; as a matter of fact, the company says this is the future of footwear purchases. Adidas recently unveiled its Futurecraft 3D shoe, a runner with a 3-D printed midsole. The footwear maker says the midsole can be tailored to fit the cushioning needs of the wearer. To accomplish this, clients will run on a special treadmill equipped with foot scanning technology which relays that information to a computer that will fabricate a design for the personalized…

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Nike says producing kicks at home could be a possibility

3D printing looks to be a manufacturing game changer and Nike is seeking to fashion this breakthrough into in home application.¬†According to Nike, the company is engineering tech that give consumers the ability to produce custom sneakers from the comfort of their homes, or at a Nike store. Nike says that it could become a reality in the not to distant future. Nike COO, Eric Sprunk recently reveal that they are already using 3D printing to simplify Flyknit sneakers’ production process. ¬†A design file complete with instructions is fed into…

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