Quanzhou, Fujian – China’s footwear maker Peak Sport has launched what it claims is the world’s first fully 3D-printed shoe, using TPU.
Named Future Fusion, the model is priced at CNY1,299 ($189). The latest Men in Black movie inspired the design, according to an announcement from Peak.
The upper of the shoes is crafted via fused deposition modelling, or filament fabrication. The outsole is made with selective laser sintering technology. The reflective shoelaces are also 3D printed.
The mesh structure for the upper makes the shoes 'breathable in 360 degrees', the company claimed. A pair in EU size 41 (US 8.5) weighs 520g. This makes it the lightest of 3D-printed sneakers, it said.
The first Chinese producer of 3D printed footwear, Peak made the debut of its partially 3D-printed sneakers in 2017. It has supplied such shoes to runners at several marathons in China.
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