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Adidas Creates New Running Shoe With 3D-Printing

Adidas teams up with 3D-printing pioneers Materialise for a new generation of sports shoe.

The revolution of 3D printing has not only given the world the ability to create incredible marvels like cost-efficient prosthetic limbs, vehicles, and even pizza, but companies are also starting to adopt the technology to make their products better and more personally suited for consumers.

Adidas has announced that it’s introducing a customizable, 3D-printed midsole called Futurecraft 3D. Theoretically, it will allow anyone to get a perfect-fitting shoe made on the spot, with what the company describes as a “flexible, fully breathable carbon copy of the athlete’s own footprint, [with] matching exact contours and pressure points.”

The midsole is the “first chapter,” as Adidas put it, of a larger Futurecraft series that it says will introduce “more ground breaking design innovations in the coming six months.”

The advance also hints that the prospect of 3D-printing an entire sneaker—not just a midsole or an insole—is something that might not be too far off.

Check out the video below:

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. Lions4Life

    October 12, 2015 at 20:17

    So sick!!!

  2. GregZA

    October 12, 2015 at 20:18

    I think people need to relax with this 3D printing thing… The material and energy cost is super high but I suppose it will help resolve labor issues etc.

    • cliff

      October 12, 2015 at 20:21

      there will be haters

      • City Fan

        October 12, 2015 at 20:24

        isn’t that the new adidas slogan?

    • Stefan

      October 12, 2015 at 20:24

      I think its awesome.

  3. City Fan

    October 12, 2015 at 20:20

    Great looking shoes

  4. Kabs

    October 12, 2015 at 20:23

    What people don’t realise is that good shoes are actually a blessing. Those shitty plimsole type shoes give you no support. These look great

  5. Vusi_S

    October 12, 2015 at 20:27

    what will nike do to out do adidas now?

    • Sprinbok fan

      October 12, 2015 at 20:28

      good question. Adidas had the yeezy boosts and now this?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!??!?!?! Come on Nike!!!

    • Call me Big Poppa

      October 12, 2015 at 20:32

      They made the Jordans. Everyone relax.

  6. Vusi_S

    October 12, 2015 at 20:29

    Nike or ADIDAS?

    • jhb_boet

      October 12, 2015 at 20:29

      The age old question

    • Lions4Life

      October 12, 2015 at 20:30

      Nike

    • Tru_ant

      October 12, 2015 at 20:30

      nike cortez

      • bokke bokke bokke

        October 12, 2015 at 20:38

        Shit I used to love my cortez

    • Joe Joe

      October 12, 2015 at 20:30

      Adi

    • XD Champ

      October 12, 2015 at 20:30

      nike

    • XD Champ

      October 12, 2015 at 20:31

      A.D.I.D.A.S

      • Sneak Freak

        October 12, 2015 at 20:33

        Yeah Buddy!!!!

    • Call me Big Poppa

      October 12, 2015 at 20:31

      NIKEEEEEEEEEE

    • Jakx_

      October 12, 2015 at 20:38

      PUMA?!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!

    • Leslie xOx

      October 12, 2015 at 20:49

      ADIDAS all the way

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