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3D Printed Footwear is the Future

Imagine one day having the idea for a unique style pair of high-heels or imagine that you buy this really adorable handbag but you can’t seem to find the right pair of shoes to match anywhere. Now imagine that instead of searching all over the internet or in the mall for the perfect pair of shoes to match that you can simply just design the perfect pair on your computer, hook up the file to your 3D printer, and then print out the shoes.

I’m drooling just thinking about it. In fact, we’re not that far from that day. Designer Pauline Van Dongen shows us this with her Metamorphosis line which debuted at the Future of Fashion Exhibition in Amsterdam. The shoes have all been printed in 3D with powdered nylon that’s been fused together by a computer-generated laser and they look absolutely amazing.

Just a couple weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on another student who did something similar by printing unique footwear. Well, this is proof that change is kicking into motion something that brings an entirely new future to the fashion industry. I’m excited!

Read more about the story in Trendhunter or Fast Company.

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