Well I happen to have a 2012 Shoe calendar that my parents got me for Christmas – it’s the coolest thing ever… you get a pictures of different shoes by all different designers from all time periods, all in high quality color, etc. – it’s really awesome
Anyway, this was the shoe for today, and I thought I’d post about it because it’s made a with 3-D printing, a new fashion design technology that might revolutionize the clothing industry!
Well here’s the shoe… the lecture will come later 😛
From what I’ve seen, it seems like United Nude is the main leader in 3-D printing technology for shoes… they’ve made several other shoes using this method…
Basically it’s all done on a computer with 3-D design software. You make the 3-D image of the object you want to print in the program, then send the design to the printer, which “reads” the computer design and prints it, layer by layer. It takes a while, but I think with some more tweaking to the technology, it might become a new way of designing apparel faster and more efficiently 10 – 20 years from now 🙂
If you really want to know more about this new area of fashion technology, all you really have to google is “3-D printed clothes” and you end up with a lot!
Hope you enjoyed!!