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Continuum Fashion launches $900 3D-printed shoes

Continuum Fashion launches $90...
Continuum claims that its 3D-printed shoes are "incredibly strong" despite their delicate appearance
Continuum claims that its 3D-printed shoes are "incredibly strong" despite their delicate appearance
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Continuum claims that its 3D-printed shoes are "incredibly strong" despite their delicate appearance
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Continuum claims that its 3D-printed shoes are "incredibly strong" despite their delicate appearance
Continuum is experimenting with concept designs, "pushing the limits of what is recognizable as a shoe"
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Continuum is experimenting with concept designs, "pushing the limits of what is recognizable as a shoe"
Continuum has also created shoes from its N12 system, the same waterproof Nylon material that the studio previously used for its 3D-printed bikini
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Continuum has also created shoes from its N12 system, the same waterproof Nylon material that the studio previously used for its 3D-printed bikini
Continuum claims that its 3D-printed shoes are "incredibly strong" despite their delicate appearance
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Continuum claims that its 3D-printed shoes are "incredibly strong" despite their delicate appearance
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
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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
The range of formal footwear encompasses pumps to stiletto heels and, thanks to the shoes being fabricated from digital designs, "everything in between"
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The range of formal footwear encompasses pumps to stiletto heels and, thanks to the shoes being fabricated from digital designs, "everything in between"
The range of formal footwear encompasses pumps to stiletto heels and, thanks to the shoes being fabricated from digital designs, "everything in between"
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The range of formal footwear encompasses pumps to stiletto heels and, thanks to the shoes being fabricated from digital designs, "everything in between"
Continuum claims that its 3D-printed shoes are "incredibly strong" despite their delicate appearance
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Continuum claims that its 3D-printed shoes are "incredibly strong" despite their delicate appearance
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
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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

US-based design studio Continuum Fashion has launched a range of eye-catching made-to-order 3D-printed ladies shoes it calls strvct (as in structure). The range of formal footwear encompasses pumps to stiletto heels and, thanks to the nature of computer aided manufacturing, "everything in between."

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.

Continuum has also created shoes from its N12 system, the same waterproof Nylon material that the studio previously used for its 3D-printed bikini
Continuum has also created shoes from its N12 system, the same waterproof Nylon material that the studio previously used for its 3D-printed bikini

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."

Source: Continuum Fashion, via Design Boom

2 comments
Slowburn
Ugly and expensive it must be high fashion.
Rt1583
What, exactly, is the $900 for? Surely it can't be for the cobbler's experience since there isn't a cobbler. Maybe the leather inner is made from unicorn skin? Or is it just because they shortened structure to the non word struct and replaced the u with a v to make it look cool?