3D printers have shown that they can be very useful, from creating musical instruments to small gadgets that make our days easier, such as self-watering planters, hangers or bottle openers. Its great potential has gotten medicine interested in these machines to create organs and tissues through bioprinting and the fashion industry was not going to be left behind.
iris van herpen It was one of the first big firms to use 3D printing in its designs, seeing the light at the 2022 MET Gala worn by Teyana Taylor, Winnie Harlow and Fredrik Robertsson. Later and together with the same designer, garments of this type reached Haute Couture, with a dress made with a 3D printer.
Now, this technology has come into fashion at the hands of fick, which aims to revolutionize the way of understanding footwear and be a pioneer in industry 4.0. This firm is the first Spanish brand of ‘sneakers’ that bases its manufacture on the latest 3D technology generationwhose designs are created by emerging Spanish urban artists with 100% recyclable, sustainable and ecological materials.
United by fashion and sport, Enrique Millan and Jaime Labanda They are the founders of this pioneering Spanish brand, being in charge of making everything possible, from the construction of the 3D printers they use to the design of each shoe model.
To achieve the design of the 3D soles, a mathematical algorithm is used that they have called ‘Bone System’ and which aims to simulate the internal structure of the bones to achieve greater lightness in the shoe and, at the same time, optimal cushioning so that the joints do not suffer when running or walking.
With a price of around 130 euro, these sneakers combine style with comfort, which is why customers in more than 20 countries have fallen in love. “In a product like ours, all the details are important. From the manufacturing process, the innovation in the sole and even that they are of Spanish origin,” Millán told Innovaspain.
In addition to the different designs (all unisex) that we can find, the brand is looking to offer a “unique experience to each customer”, so it also makes custom orders through its website with more than 15 colors available and endless combinations.
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