I bet there are a bunch of geeky gals out there that read SlashGear; this one is just for you. Objet Ltd is showing off a new item that it has made using 3D printing for rapid prototyping. The new product is high-heeled shoe that is made with interchangeable parts that can be replaced when needed. The shoe is very square and seems ugly to me. I don’t see my wife wearing these.
The shoe is dubbed the “Rapidprototypedshoe” and was made using the Objet multi-material 3D printing technique. The shoe designer was Marloes ten Bhomer. The shoe was printed in one build and has a hard heel and a flexible upper. The printing tech that Objet 3D uses can combine materials like rubber and rigid material into a single prototype that is used extensively in the footwear industry.
The wild looking shoe will be on display at an exhibition called Power of Making that starts today at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The part of this design that I find most intruding is the modular nature. I think a modular shoe with different heels and parts that can be changed would be a great way to get some of my wife’s shoes out of the closet and give me more than a tiny square for my stuff.