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‘Melonia’ Could Be The World’s First Wearable 3D Printed Footwear

I’ve never actually considered the possibility of using 3D printing technology to create footwear, but that’s probably because the result would be something so massively uncomfortable to wear that it might blur the line between fashion and torture. Speaking of that, check out these Melonia shoes!

Designed by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, the shoes were created using a process called selective laser sintering described as “an additive manufacturing technique that uses a high power laser (for example, a carbon dioxide laser) to fuse small particles of plastic, metal (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), ceramic, or glass powders into a mass representing a desired 3-dimensional object.” Five pairs were produced for Naim’s “Melonia” collection, unveiled during the Stockholm Fashion Show earlier this month.

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