3D-Printed shoes smell like Bubblegum
One of the Brazilian footwear manufacturing entities has come up with a new concept of 3D-printed shoes. The best part about these shoes is that these smell like bubblegum, which is a rare feature witnessed in shoes. Smithsonian magazine had posted the details about these 3D-printed shoes. The details tell that these shoes are fabricated using the proprietary plastic Melflex.
Here’s what Smithsonian had to say: “As materials science advances, injection molding may give way to 3D printing—a strategy that’s widely used in design studios for pushing formal boundaries, but as yet not ubiquitous on the footwear market. Most polymers used in 3D printers are too hard and inflexible to make a comfortable shoe, although fashion students and designers have not been deterred from producing them, if only for one lap down a runway. The existing concepts invariably look rather sci-fi, with web-like lines that wrap the foot.”
This talented printer will cost you nothing less than $40,000.