Aug.21, 2012

American design studio Continuum Fashion have launched their first range of wearable 3D-printed shoe collection, "strvct" (as in structure).

strvct is all 3D printed with nylon which are extremely strong but also extremely lightweight. 3D printing technology allows the outcome to be complex and detailed.

We present a triangulated spin on the classic wedge pump, which brings to mind Cinderella's glass slipper in its transparency. Expanding on this idea, we created a sandal with a 3D printed base and origami tyvek butterflies.

The strvct shoes are wearable. They feature a triangulated lattice surface and lined with a patent leather inner sole, and coated with a synthetic rubber on the bottom to provide traction.

The Studio have previously created 3d printed bikini made with a dot design and waterproof Nylon material. Mary Huang, one of the Continuum founder says, the 3D printed shoes are not the most comfortable ever, but they are wearable as normal footwear.

(We can also apply our N12 system to shoes, although this model is not yet tested.)

But such a pair will cost you US$900, and it is available in a variety of colors and styles. You can order now through email - the studio says it will add tools and features to make it easy for users to select their favorite style and their heel length.

In fashion world price can be crazy as long as it is stylish and fashionable, especially when it combines exciting emerging tech. What about you, would you ever buy and wear such a 3D printed product?

(Another concept for the line, pushing the limits of what is recognizable as a shoe. Images credit: Continuum Fashion)


Source: Continuum Fashion via designboom / video via cbc


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