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The Sneakerbot II Shoes Can Be Crumpled, Stashed Then Reshaped for Wearing

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Mar 13, 2014 • References: recreus and dezeen
There isn't just one feature of the Sneakerbot II shoes that will grab your interest. These cutting-edge kicks were designed by Ignacio Garcia to be made efficiently and inventively by means of 3D printing technology. With a fine and highly pliable Filaflex 1.75mm filament as the material, the creator can manufacture each individual running shoe in just two pieces: the tongue and everything else.

Everything from the embossed logo and the textural embellishments to the shoelace holes is incorporated into the printing file so that these innovative kicks can be produced holistically. The customer is invited to choose metallic finishes or matte colorful ones to customize his futuristic high-top trainers. What's more, the Sneakerbot IIs are so thin and flexible that they can be scrunched up and carried in a pocket as a spare pair.