Posted on 18 August 2017 by Jessica James
Software and Additive Manufacturing solutions are enabling breakthroughs in custom footwear and accessories. Footprint 3D target some of the recurring challenges of the footwear industry, including ideal fit, the consumer purchasing experience, and the broader environmental impact of waste created from molding processes.
Footprint 3D uses Simpleware lattice generation tools and Additive Manufacturing to design customized shoes from 3D scans. The process involves taking 3D image data of a person's feet and creating uniquely contoured soles that allow for proper ergonomic support and promote a natural gait. The shoes are custom-made to order and benefit from input from podiatrists and foot care specialists.