Nike’s Flyprint: say hi to the world’s first 3D-printed sneaker textile

We have seen some efforts with 3D-printing when it comes to sneakers before, mostly on midsoles. But earlier this spring, the first sneaker made of a 3D-printed textile saw the light of day, Esquire reports. The upper on Nike’s Flyprint sneaker is made with a process called solid deposit modeling which makes the textile both extra light and breathable, so that any water that finds its way into the shoe evaporates faster and extra light. Another benefit is the material’s ability to iterate which makes prototyping really fast.
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Screenshots from Nike Flyprint promo video.

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