World Footwear

Innovation

inov-8 launches world’s first graphene shoes

Jul 9, 2018 / United Kingdom
The sports shoes, developed in collaboration with the University of Manchester, are reportedly 50% more resistant to wear than the corresponding industry standard

Ecco steps into customised footwear with 3D printing

Jul 4, 2018 / Denmark
Danish shoe manufacturer Ecco combines 3D scanning and 3D printing to realise fully customised sneakers in just a few hours

New carbon-based desiccant will keep footwear fresh

Jun 28, 2018 / Australia
A team of Australian researchers has discovered a new super-efficient drying agent made up of graphene oxide to be integrated in shoe soles to control odour and moisture

The world’s smallest shoe factory

Jun 8, 2018 / United States
The UNEEKBOT is not yet in a future where a robot scans the foot and builds a bespoke pair of shoes, but it allows made-to-order sandals in six minutes

Asics wants to make soles in a microwave

Nov 6, 2017 / Japan
The Japanese brand is testing a new way to produce the midsoles of sneakers with microwave technology. Asics believe this can lead to usage of 90% less energy than standard production techniques

Nike offers shoes customised in 90 minutes

Sep 8, 2017 / United States
For decades, Nike has worked directly with athletes to create cutting-edge and highly personalized products. Now the brand wants to start to expand this concept

Smart Shoes - When design and comfort isn't enough

May 9, 2017 / Innovation
Footwear companies have been partnering up with technological agencies to create innovative shoes with features and functions that go well beyond design

2 High-tech innovations that will change the footwear industry

May 8, 2017 / World
3D printing and Virtual reality are innovative technologies that companies are using to change the way consumers experience footwear

adidas introduces new 3D-printing process

Apr 10, 2017 / Germany
adidas has joined forces with Carbon, a Silicon Valley startup, to move 3D printing shoes from prototypes into mainstream retail

Nike’s self-lacing sneakers to cost 720 US dollars

Nov 28, 2016 / United States
Nike announced the retail price of its model HyperAdapt 1.0, the self-lacing model inspired by the 1985 movie Back to the Future Part II

SLEM starts new innovation program

Nov 17, 2016 / Netherlands
International innovation institute SLEM has developed a new 9-month program to inspire professionals and companies in new ways of thinking about footwear aiming to positively impact and improve the industry

Alibaba's new nodding payment system

Oct 12, 2016 / China
The China-based ecommerce giant demonstrated a payment service that will allow online buyers to pay for their purchases by nodding their heads

Lenovo launches smart running shoes

Jun 22, 2016 / China
During Lenovo’s Tech World event in San Francisco this past week, the company revealed a smart running shoe with most features a fitness tracker demands

EasyJet tests new Sneakairs

May 20, 2016 / United Kingdom
The British low-cost airline has developed a prototype smart shoe designed to help tourists visiting their elected cities

Nike pushes design innovation

Apr 19, 2016 / United States
The US-based sports giant debuted a number of brand new styles as part of their Nature of Motion exhibition at the 2016 edition of the Milano Design Week
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