3D printing is finally used for perfectly functional and good looking wearables.
These running shoes feature DuraForm Flex TPU for the midsole and 3D-printing for flexibility, strength, weight, as well as durability. In the areas with higher pressure were added extra cushioning elements.
With selective laser sintering, the producers praise this brand new model’s unmatched combination of strength, along with elasticity.
Sean Murphy, New Balance Senior Manager of Innovation and Engineering, said:
This project represents an unprecedented technical collaboration in footwear. To deliver this level of performance with a 3D printed component, we paired experts in running and biomechanics with leaders in plastics engineering, material development and generative design. These are the types of collaborations that will drive footwear design and manufacturing in the future.