Jun.30, 2012

While Athletes constantly seek technological help to improve their performances, a 3D-printed and customized running shoe that promises to shave valuable fractions of a second off sprinters' race times is one of the highlights at this year's RCA Gradiation Show in London. According to its designer Luc Fusaro, his 'Designed to Win' shoe is the lightest sprint shoe ever made.

Using 3D printing technology Luc Fusaro designed and created the custom-made shoe from sintered nylon polyamide powder. It weighs just 96 grams, and according to Fusaro, it can improve Athletes' performance by up to 3.5 percent. -"such 3.5 percent represents 0.35 seconds at an elite event and in the last Olympic final the eight finalists were all within 0.34 seconds."

Original story by Jim Drury for Reuters News:

"But runners hoping to catch Usain Bolt this summer will be disappointed - Fusaro says his shoe isn't ready for the Olympic stage. The Royal College of Art student has already made his mark on the London Games by helping design the podiums. And Fusaro is looking forward to the Games in Rio in four years time. He's confident the runner wearing his 3D printed shoes will come away with Olympic Gold."

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