My readers know I'm kinda addicted to shoes but what I really love is finding something new and unique and this find is even more exciting because it combines my love of fashion with my love of technology.
Shoe designer Julian Hakes has been shaking up the fashion world after reinventing the standard for shoe production by using 3D printing in his design process. Hakes, tired of repetitive shoe designs, was inspired to create a new type of shoe structure after observing how footprints appear in the sand. This idea inspired the Mojito Shoe, a playful, spiral-shaped high heel that is both stylish and protective.
To bring his innovative concept to life, Hakes turned to an Ultimaker2 3D printer to accurately produce different prototypes of the elaborate shoe. With offices in London and Hong Kong, Hakes chose to use the Ultimaker2 to flawlessly and efficiently turn his idea into reality between his offices and employees. Hakes’ revolutionary shoe is available for consumer purchase and has been featured in fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle. What do you think of it?