3D printing is become more and more useful these days and it seems that people are able to print anything. A similar thing was done by Adidas about five months ago when the company showed off its 3D printed running shoes. Finally the company is ready to put the 3D printed running shoes on sale, with a few limitations obviously.
Get your hands on the limited 3D printed running shoes from Adidas
First of all with a whopping price tag of $333, they’re certainly not for everyone. The price tag shouldn’t be surprising to those who had been eyeing the shoes since they were announced, because you can’t expect something like this from a premium shoe store coming out cheap can you?
Secondly, these shoes are also going to be out in a limited stock - at least at the launch. The new 3D printed runners will be available for reservations on the app of Adidas and Sign-ups for a pair start today. So you better head on over to the app if you want to get your hands on this limited offer. If you do manage to get yourself a pair, you can pick them up from three locations to your suiting; London, Tokyo and a new flagship facility in the city of New York, starting 15th of this month.
The shoe has a great overall look and has a 3D printed sole combined with a Primeknit top. Adidas reassures you that these shoes really do have their benefits and are not just a marketing stunt.
“The shoe features an engineered 3D web structure with dense zones in high force areas and less dense zones in the low force areas, allowing for the optimum level of performance. The 3D Runner also features a 3D printed heel counter, which is integrated into the midsole and avoids the typical process of gluing or stitching. Benefits include greater elasticity, compliancy and support”
Other shoe companies can learn a lesson from Adidas and incorporate the useful technology of 3D printing into their products. Do let us know how you feel about 3D printed running shoes and would you buy a pair of these?