Stratasys unveils 3D printed shoes at Paris Fashion Show

With Dutch designers Iris van Herpen and Rem D Koolhaas, Stratasys 3D printed the shoes with a number of intricate geometries designed to mimic elements of nature.

3D printer maker Stratasys Inc. (Nasdaq: SSYS) today unveiled 12 pairs of 3D printed shoes on the catwalks of the Paris Fashion Week at Iris van Herpen’s Couture show ‘Wilderness Embodied.’ In collaboration with Dutch designers Iris van Herpen and Rem D Koolhaas, Stratasys 3D printed the shoes with a number of intricate geometries designed to mimic elements of nature and push the boundaries of fashion design.

The shoe designs follow van Herpen’s previous collaboration with Stratasys and Prof. Neri Oxman to create an elaborate 3D printed dress. The shoe designs were inspired by tree roots. They feature intricate lattices that wind around the foot, mimicking the natural growth of tree roots. The shoes were 3D printed using Stratasys rigid opaque black and white materials on the PolyJet-based multi-material Objet Connex and Objet Eden 3D Printers whose high resolution enabled the complex geometries integral to the design.

“For me, fashion has always been about setting your own boundaries and making a statement,” said van Herpen. “This time around, Rem and I wanted to create something that echoed the beauty and wilderness of the natural world, so we decided to use the technological capabilities of 3D printing to bring this concept to life through a pair of shoes.

 

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