Home > Lifstyle > Clothing

Reebok Liquid Speed shoes use 3D drawing for a better fit

Reebok Liquid Speed shoes use 3D drawing for a better fit. Science & Technology World Website


We've seen a number of limited release shoes built using 3D printing, but now Reebok is coming in with its own attempt to rethink the traditional molding process. Reebok's Liquid Factory draws the frame of these shoes in three dimensions, using a special "high rebound" liquid created by BASF. According to Head of Future Bill McInnis, this helps "create the first ever energy-return outsole, which performs dramatically better than a typical rubber outsole." Also, the Liquid Speed's winged frame wraps up and over the shoe, making for a tighter fit in all directions.


Reebok Liquid Speed shoes use 3D drawing for a better fit. Science & Technology World Website


The process used to make the shoes is proprietary, designed in a collaboration between Reebok BASF and Rampf Group in Michigan, while final assembly of the shoes took place in Massachusetts. The shoe company says it's opening a Liquid Factory manufacturing lab in early 2017.

While these $189 shoes are available only as a 300 pair limited run onReebok.com and Finishline.com, it sounds like more are on the way, and soon, since as McInnis put it, "One of the most exciting things about Liquid Factory is the speed. We can create and customize the design of shoes in real time, because we're not using molds - we're simply programming a machine."

Popular

0411-39731515-8029kfzx@twwtn.com

ICP:09019593 Network Management No:20110200020

Operation license of appreciation telecom service:B-2-4-20100139

Science & Technology World Website has all rights Copyright @ 2010-2016 by www.twwtn.com. all rights reserved