Partnerships between 3D Printing companies and footwear brands are the most developed applications of additive manufacturing for consumer products. One company that is currently involved in a collaboration with a footwear brand is SHINING 3D.
This is not a premiere in the footwear industry for the 3D Printer manufacturer and 3D Scanning specialist. Its partnerships with several shoe brands in mainland China have led the company to expand its printing service of SLS printed TPU shoe soles globally.
In this regard, its latest collaboration with Japanese footwear brand MAGARIMONO, reveals an exotic approach to 3D printed designer footwear with their first collection “step different”. MAGARIMO is acknowledged for combining technology and fashion. With a made-to-order concept, the company adds exclusivity to the brand´s already outstanding design concept.
As part of this collaboration, both companies aim to make it possible for the user to walk on clouds. By leveraging SHINING 3D´s SLS printing technology, MAGARIMONO´s designers were able to turn their ideas into reality.
“The four initial designs of the MAGARIMONO ORIGINALS Collection carry the title CLOUD. Each design is a tribute to a scientific category of a cloud with each type of shoe featuring a different cushioning structure”, explains Shining 3D in a press communication.
With this CLOUD concept, users can even select the type of clouds they would like to walk on. Once chosen, the characteristic cloud pattern sole is additively manufactured with SHINING 3D EP-C5050 Pro TPU 3D Printer making up the basis of the shoes.
“The design incorporates an amorphous shape in which water circulates while changing shape, such as bubbles, waves and clouds”, points out MAGARIMONO.
For a first international collaboration with a shoe brand, SHINING 3D develops a different concept from the ones we are used to. Right now, we are eager to discover consumers’ feedback about this novelty.
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