Step Into the Next Dimension of Shoe Design

The push towards perfect footwear has been riding the 3D printing wave the past few months. We saw this with Nike’s football cleat and New Balances’s running shoe. Today, PSFK reported on the customizable, personalizable shoe by designer Pavla Podsednikova. While writing her thesis, Podsednikova realized that the technology to scan, digitize and create fully custom footwear was out there and waiting to be taken advantage of. Podsednikova used 3D printing, ABS Vacuum Shaping and Carbon Fiber Lamination in the creation of her shoes.


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Her vision is that with a mapped out scan of an individuals foot and a library of designs, we will never again have to sacrifice form for function (or function for form, as many of us ladies know all too well!)

Podsednikova’s various concepts can be seen here.

Innovation begins with education. This is something that rang true for the team behind the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which marks it’s 25th anniversary this year. What started as a discussion between Mode Collective, The Architect’s Newspaper and public relations firm Tobin and Tucker on the role of education at the ICFF, evolved into DesignX. […]

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