3D Printed Shoes

3D printing, basically how a machine layers a material (or materials) into a pre-determined shape, has been around for some years now and there are a good number of competing brands out there. In fact, the idea to produce “3D printed” items began in the 1908s.

But not until the past decade have artists begun to created 3D shoes. If you had access to a 3D printer, what would you create?

2006: Simple 3D shoe created by Sjors Bergmans.
2008: Children's shoes created by Adrian Bowyer, University of Bath, UK on RepRap 3D printer.
March 2010: Couture shoes by Pauline Van Dongen and Future of Creation as part of Dongen's Morphogenesis collection. The shoes were on display at The Amsterdam World Fashion Center last year.