Casca Designs Inc is a Vancouver-based footwear startup that uses a unique 3D printing technology to create all-purpose shoes. The company positions its shoe, the Avro, as one that can span across all day-to-day activities, handling situations like a business meeting, a run to the bus stop, or even a hike. Inspiration for the versatile shoe comes in part from Vancouver's varying landscape.
What sets Casca apart from other brands is its use of 3D printing in the creation of its footwear. Each all-purpose shoe features Casca's FootB3D insole, which is customized for each buyer. Customers simply need to input three photographs of their feet into Casca's app, which then generates a 20,000-point 3D model of their feet, allowing them to print a completely custom insole. The custom sole can provide custom arch support and perfect the fit of the shoe.
The Avro comes in two different versions; one boasting a waterproof leather upper and the other a breathable knit. Casca plans to create fully closed-loop 3D manufactured shoes by 2029.