Saturday, August 02, 2014

Mary Huang and 3D shoes

Mary Huang designs shoes with the help of "part design label, part lab" company called Continuum . A pair of her shoes takes anywhere from 16 to 20 hours to print i.e. eight to 10 hours per shoe. The shoes are made mostly from plastic and thermoplastic polyurethane, a rubberlike material and can cost anywhere from $250 to $395 per pair. While they are wearable they are not meant for day to day wear. Designs are mainly for exhibition or collector's piece, or for special events. Many believe the time will come however when these techniques will become the way of the future Both Nike and New Balance have been experimenting with custom, 3-D printed plates on their cleats-n-sneaks.

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