3D Printed shoes- are they meant for me?
I am crazy for shoes and can’t resist when anything new came in the market. But at the same time the problems that I face when they are new are also unexplainable. Are you handling a shoe which is not very comfortable and also hurt your feet? No, you need not to be worried as with the arrival of 3D Printing even my problem similar to yours is solved. There are several shoe companies like United Nude, Nike, Feetz, are now using #D Print technology so that they can offer their customers the shoes that are conventionally made for them, in the store and on the spot.
I have been covering the topic of 3D printing from a very long period of time in my Newsletter, and initially the technology was being used for fast prototyping. But from the past few years with the help of rapid advances i.e. “The Three Digital Accelerators” bandwidth, processing power, and storage have completely captured this technology into a toll so that they will be able to manufacture finished product which not include only shoes, but also replacement part of synthesizers, jewelry, jawbones for humans, dresses, parts for jet engines, dresses, and many more.
1 What exactly is 3D Printing?
When people initially heard about the 3D printing, in which one can manufacture something by printing it, they took a long time in visualizing it. It is good to think this way: 3D printing are generally developed with the help of deposition of materials, typically metal or plastic, layer by layer, till the time when you will not get the final or prototype product. When you give the command of design into the printer a laser will create a layer of material by fusing it. This process will keep going until when the object gets completed.
3D printers are available in different size from the size of a car to the size of microwave. There are also several new printers which are under the development process; with the help of these kinds of printers one can print a house by depositing cement. 3D printers are generally available from hobbyist kits under $1,000 to $100,000; they are available for industrial versions.
2 Ideal Fit
The best thing with 3D printer’s shoes is that they are very appealing for the customers; these shoes are modified for each individual unique foot. There are several people who are having identical feet. In simple words we can also say that your right foot may be smaller or slightly wider as than that of your left foot. There are only few people who have identical feet. Currently the available shoes are about 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5 etc. it depends on the size of the individual feet. It is quite difficult to find the shoes for thick or wide feet, but now you need not to worry as with the help of 3D printing you can solve all these kind of issues.
If any of the customers is interested in 3D printing shoes then he just have to mention all the detail of the feet like size, color, pattern, etc. After giving all these requirements the particular customer will get a personalized pair of shoes which is specially being tailored for him.
Feetz is companies where the 3D shoes are first printed and then shipped to the customer, but companies like United Nude, the shoes are being printed in the store right before the customers.
3 Giving It a Step Extra
This technology is not only perfect for fashion forward people who always need the latest trend in shoes, apart from this it is also being used for the process of therapeutic application. SOLS system is a system who are also considered as the maker of tradition, corrective orthotics, they are using 3D shoe printing so that they will be able to improve a sufferer’s foot pain and improve the level of comfort. There are several sufferers who are very satisfied with these kinds of shoes.
Nike which is a very renowned name in the field of athletic shoes has recently launched a new Nike Vapor Ultimate Clear American Football boot. This shoe is the perfect combination of 3D knitting and 3D printing to provide the players an athletic shoe which can deliver both the light-weighted strength and speed; by integrating 3D shoe printing and 3D knotting. This is very good news for the athletics as this shoe is considered as the game changer. So, if you are also in search of the same pair of shoes then don’t wait demand it anytime and from anywhere.