Sportswear manufacturer ASICS and manufacturing company LuxCreo teamed up to create 3D-printed sandals that make the most of the company's generative design software LuxGen. The creation of the high-performance and customized sandals starts at the ASICS Future Experience Lab with a foot scan. This process captures the height of the arch and the shoe size of the wearer, so that a unique lattice structure can be created to provide support. After the design has been generated, it's sent to the LuxCreo Smart Factory for production.
"There is strong demand for custom footwear that is better performing and sustainable,” says Norihiko Taniguchi, General Manager of Future creation department, ASICS Corporation, “With LuxCreo’s 3D printing and Smart Factory solutions, mass customization of high-performance footwear will come true in the near future.”