3D Systems announced today a collaboration with fashion brand United Nude to deliver a new line of 3D-printed wearable shoes. The “Float” shoes are uniquely designed for immediate home printing on the new Cube 3 desktop 3D printer.
The Float shoes will début at United Nude’s flagship retail installation in Soho, Manhattan. United Nude plans to offer live, in-store manufacturing and feature continuous shoe printing in the store window. This is the first fashion-focused 3D printing retail experience in the United States, expanding on United Nude’s successful Regent Street, London installation.
“After pioneering wearable, 3D-printed shoes using a state-of-the-art Selective Laser Sintering 3D printer, we are thrilled to deliver fully functional, 3D-printed shoes designed for an affordable home desktop printer,” said Rem D Koolhaas, Founder of United Nude.
Priced at $999, Cube 3 is a dual material, plug-and-play 3D printer that is easy to operate. Cube 3 prints with recyclable ABS and compostable PLA plastic so you could image the 3D printed shoes will not be very comfortable to wear. Koolhaas explains, “This design is about creating something beautiful and interesting; it’s about experimenting, moving forward and learning along the way.”
The Float Shoe is available at United Nude’s website.