3D printed shoes


25 Responses to “3D printed shoes”

  1. JoshP says:

    @shelby lolmg we used to howl about that back in the day.

  2. GoDownMoses says:

    See, liver damage CAN be fashionable.

  3. hadlock says:

    Looks like the skeletal remains of some Clogs

  4. Anonymous says:

    I thought all shoes had three dimensions?

  5. Anonymous says:

    @4 An advantage milling has over SLS is that SLS parts tend to have bad fatigue problems. Heat is generated in the part from elastic deformation, because plastic is fairly insulative it builds up, because the plastic heats up it creeps easier and over time the shoe breaks. Though this was just something one of my professors said was a problem 10 years ago, hopefully it’s been resolved by now…

    This shoe design might dissipate the heat fast enough so it might not be a problem…

  6. AlveKatt says:

    Once 3d printers are in my price range, and compatible with blender, I am getting one. Super Sculpey is fun. But blender is so much easier in many ways.

  7. ill lich says:

    Kudos to them for getting Boy George to pose with their shoes.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Milk pumps! For the Korova Milkbar! Those should sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence

  9. Felix Mitchell says:

    Not that I think Zaha Hadid is that original a designer, but these look a lot like the plastic shoes she made with Melissa.

  10. SkiniCanuck says:

    Kudos to them! I was just speaking with a friend two days ago about doing this very thing. So, as a designer, I’m a little jealous they got there first. ;) As a retifist, I WANT.

    I have access to a wee cupcake printer, but the laser-sintering process gives such lovely results.

  11. Steve Schnier says:

    What is the advantage of 3D printing over a CAD-guided milling machine?

    • Anonymous says:

      3D printing can create assemblies that are made assembled. The benefit comes because it deposits rather than removes material.

    • JohnCJ says:

      The advantage of 3d printing is that it’s really, really neat.

      Plus thinking long term, the average household can do more with a 3d printer than a CNC milling machine. This is more of a “proof of concept” for future of distributed manufacturing.

  12. jeremyhogan says:


    One advantage would be that with milling, a shoe like that would be wasting a lot of stock. A second would be that 3D printing can produce hollow forms and double-walls, etc.

  13. Anonymous says:

    SLS will eventually be in our houses. The last CNC I operated ws the size of my house. (I know they make ‘em smaller now.) In a few years when SLS gets to be the size of my fridge (it’s only double that now) and the price goes down, (only $100k now) I’ll be able to download that shoe. From a knock-off designer in China. For two dollars plus the negligible cost of goo.

  14. Felix Mitchell says:

    That girl has a nice smile, it’s a shame she has probably died from jaundice by the time we see this.

  15. Ugly Canuck says:

    The VU reference would be to this ditty:


    Although like the name of the band, these lyrics may be lifted. Lifted up from the underground.

  16. Ugly Canuck says:

    Oh yeah I also like the models ‘gyppo (I mean “Egyptian”) eye make-up, too.

  17. AirPillo says:

    Kiss the shiny, shiny boots of dairy…

  18. Anonymous says:

    Flint Lockwood!

  19. abe lugo says:

    Barbie has been printing her shoes in 3D for years.
    But she doesn’t have to be worry about her weight collapsing it.
    Note that there is hardly a printing material that can actually be used as a real world shoe, so you essentially are making a pattern to be cast or copies in to a final product. Otherwise this is all just conceptual art. As conceptual art, it’s just ok.

  20. Steve Schnier says:

    @#4 Thanks!

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