New Balance, one of the last companies still manufacturing its shoes in the United States, has announced that after years of research, they will soon be releasing a pair of shoes with 3D soles. According to the Boston Globe, the company will be selling the shoes in Boston beginning next year.
The company has been investigating the use of 3D printed technology its production for years now, and had a breakthrough via an elastomeric powder that is then turned hard by a laser. This creates the same comfort as a regular shoe. While the shoes will be more expensive, the company says that it has done extensive testing with athletes.
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