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'P-rouette' Features a Pain-Reducing Design for Dancers

 - Aug 13, 2018
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3D printing technology makes it possible for highly customized pieces of footwear to be created, not just for an individual, but for specific physical activities—such as basketball shoes with high-performance features or these ballet slippers with a pain-reducing design.

'P-rouette' takes the form of a pair of 3D-printed slippers that resemble a pair of classic ballet shoes but are designed to discourage some of the most common foot injuries faced by dancers. The design of the durable shoe is made to fit an individual user's foot by creating a mobile scan and a detailed 3D model. The futuristic ballet shoe does incorporate some fabric components but is a far cry from most ballet slipper designs that are made by hand.