Swedish designers Naim Josefi (Beckmans College of Design) and Souzan Youssouf (Konstfack University college of Arts, crafts and Design) have created the Melonia shoes. The world’s first 3D-printed haute couture shoes.
Your feet get 3D scanned in a shop
The theory behind the concept is that, in the near future, the shape of your feet can get scanned in a shop. Then 3D models of the shoes are generated to exactly fit the shape of your feet. These models then get 3D printed in polyamid by the Selective Laser Sintering method. Due to the homogeneous material, the shoes are easy to be recycled. This means a wearer can theoretically recycle their shoes into entirely new designs.