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3D printed high heels showcase when fashion and high-tech collide.


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Shoes are a cool application for 3D printers.

Perhaps any fashion girl's dream is finding a unique and sexy pair of high heels to elevate their look. However, these shoes reach a whole new level having been sculpted using a 3D printer by some of the most pivotal designers and architects of the decade.

Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove, Ben van Berkel, Michael Young and Fernando Romero have pushed the boundaries of fashion and technology in a cutting-edge collaboration with United Nude and 3D Systems.

The Re-Inventing Shoes project is in town for London Design Festival and London Fashion Week, merging the worlds of fashion and design.

3D printing extraordinaire, 3D Systems, provided the highest quality of the technique with selective laser sintering in a hard nylon and new soft rubber material. Leading footwear brand, United Nude, has developed a method of fusing both harder and softer 3D-printed parts to produce fully functioning shoes. The shoes will run as a limited edition of only 50 pairs each.

Each designer discusses their shoe and the way in which it was created.

I think the above shoes were neat but Reddit was not impressed. 

https://reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/3nknr7/3dprinted_high_heels_when_fashion_and_hightech/

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