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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.

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Lions4Life
Lions4Life
5 years ago

So sick!!!

GregZA
GregZA
5 years ago

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
cliff
5 years ago
Reply to  GregZA

there will be haters

City Fan
City Fan
5 years ago
Reply to  cliff

isn’t that the new adidas slogan?

Stefan
Stefan
5 years ago
Reply to  GregZA

I think its awesome.

City Fan
City Fan
5 years ago

Great looking shoes

Kabs
Kabs
5 years ago

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

Vusi_S
Vusi_S
5 years ago

what will nike do to out do adidas now?

Sprinbok fan
Sprinbok fan
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

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

Call me Big Poppa
Call me Big Poppa
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

They made the Jordans. Everyone relax.

Vusi_S
Vusi_S
5 years ago

Nike or ADIDAS?

jhb_boet
jhb_boet
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

The age old question

Lions4Life
Lions4Life
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

Nike

Tru_ant
Tru_ant
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

nike cortez

bokke bokke bokke
bokke bokke bokke
5 years ago
Reply to  Tru_ant

Shit I used to love my cortez

Joe Joe
Joe Joe
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

Adi

XD Champ
XD Champ
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

nike

XD Champ
XD Champ
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

A.D.I.D.A.S

Sneak Freak
Sneak Freak
5 years ago
Reply to  XD Champ

Yeah Buddy!!!!

Call me Big Poppa
Call me Big Poppa
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

NIKEEEEEEEEEE

Jakx_
Jakx_
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

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

Leslie xOx
Leslie xOx
5 years ago
Reply to  Vusi_S

ADIDAS all the way

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