It’s perfectly fine to consider 3D printing as the future of shoemaking. While companies such as Adidas are leading the path; smaller, futuristic units are making inroads with their own idea of a 3D printed shoe that looks right out of a sci-fi flick. Case in point is the Shuttle “Shadow” by SCRY – a black silhouette, which at the first glance appears aerodynamically-inspired by a racecar.
Funded in the year of the pandemic, SCRY has announced its first 3D printed shoe that utilizes Digital Embryo – an integrated printing process – to realize a digital sneaker that is assembled without unnecessary material waste or lengthy assembly line. The experimental sneaker is a result of almost two years of design, research, and experimentation, which the company says, pioneers an “innovative, sustainable, and personalized future” of the footwear industry.
Interestingly, the completely 3D printed Shuttle “Shadow” is created in one one-piece contoured design in black color. Its unique appearance is complemented by a midsole filled with an innovative lattice structure for a soft, cushiony feel. Made without wasting any material in construction, the silhouette also makes recycling more convenient than possible with traditional sneakers. The Shuttle “Shadow” is expected to go on sale on January 31 for an asking price of $650. If you have that kind of cash to spare for a pair of sneakers, order today, and have them delivered uniquely numbered and with your name hand-printed on its box!