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What Under Armour's New 3-D-Printed Shoe Reveals About The Future Of Footwear

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It doesn't really make sense to 3-D print an entire shoe—that's too expensive—but even just 3-D printing the sole could, in theory, allow shoemakers to customize each sneaker to its wearer's foot.

It doesn't make sense to 3-D print an entire shoe right now, but those economics could change.

Customization feels like it's just getting started.

Customizing soles could build in things with health benefits too like orthotics.

How long before we order a shoe at home and it just gets printed there for us in real time?

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