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Phone-Integrated Footwear Art

This 3D Printed Shoe Commemorates FreshFiber's Unusual iPhone Cases

— May 13, 2013 — Tech
The 3D printed shoe created by Alan Nguyen is a piece designed to celebrate FreshFiber's "most successful iPhone cases." The artful creation is truly a symbol for the brand's unusual printed designs, combining footwear with 3D printing and Apple products.

Nguyen's 'iPhone Mashup Shoe' has a sculptural design that mixes several patterns and textures. The design of the shoes is as bold as their color -- the most unusual aspect being the integrated iPhone holster. Although the design looks secure enough to function, in reality it would not be practical for frequent texters; but as an art piece it is a marvel.

At first sight the choice of a commemorative shoe seems like an odd one, but it is the perfect illustration of the concept that their cases offer the same protection and style as shoes do.
Trend Themes
1. 3D Printing in Fashion - Opportunity for disruptively innovative 3D printed shoes and accessories that combine fashion with technology.
2. Integrated Technology in Footwear - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in footwear by integrating technology, such as phone holsters, for added functionality and convenience.
3. Unique Product Branding - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in product branding by creating commemorative art pieces that showcase brand identity and uniqueness.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in the fashion industry by incorporating 3D printing technology into shoe and accessory manufacturing.
2. Technology - Opportunity for innovative technology companies to collaborate with footwear brands to create integrated products that combine technology with fashion.
3. Marketing and Advertising - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in marketing and advertising through unique product branding strategies that create memorable art pieces.
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