Printers loaded with Nylon create shoes comprised of lightweight meshes which, though delicate in appearance, are deceptively strong—or so Continuum says. Fully wearable, the shoes are lined with a leather inner and a synthetic rubber outer sole.
Continuum has also created shoes from its N12 system, the same waterproof Nylon material that the studio previously used for its 3D-printed bikini. Though yet to be fully tested for footwear, the small circular discs, fabricated using custom-written code, certainly stand out.
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The Nylon mesh versions are available in a range of finishes, with black, metallic and bright orange finishes among those pictured on Continuum's website. A pair will set you back US$900, though.
Continuum is experimenting with concept designs, "pushing the limits of what is recognizable as a shoe."