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Modular 3D-Printed Sport Sneakers

This Sustainable Basketball Sneaker is Repairable

— October 12, 2021 — Fashion
This sustainable basketball sneaker has been conceptually designed by Dennis Johann Mueller as a footwear style that would provide avid athletes with a modular alternative to traditional varieties. The sneaker is imagined with detachable parts that could be swapped out when required or to adjust for the different needs of athletes. The entire shoe is held together using a cord locking system that holds things in place without glue for an increased attention to product longevity.

The sustainable basketball sneaker imagines the future of the footwear industry that eliminates styles that need to be completely replaced when one portion fails for a more eco-friendly ethos. The sneaker also enables the replaced component to be recycled instead of heading straight for the garbage.
Trend Themes
1. Modular Sports Footwear - The use of detachable parts in sports footwear would provide for a more sustainable and adjustable product for athletes.
2. Product Longevity Design - Designing products to last longer through detachable, recyclable components eliminates the need to replace an entire product and encourages sustainability.
3. Eco-friendly Footwear - The incorporation of sustainable materials and design elements that consider end-of-life options for products supports environmentally conscious consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Sporting Goods - The development of modular, sustainable sports footwear will disrupt the traditional production and sales models of the athletic industry.
2. Sustainable Fashion - The combination of sustainable materials and design that encourages end-of-life recycling will not only be demanded by consumers, but necessary to meet sustainability trends often associated with fashion.
3. 3D Printing - The potential for customization and sustainable design options in 3D printed products could disrupt the traditional manufacturing pathways of consumer products.
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