This project is focused on developing a range of design concepts for printable footwear. The idea is to build a consumer based system, which reduces labor for manufacturing and provides ease of access to new products for consumers.
Experts predict that everyone will have a 3D printer at home in the near future and people will be able to design and make objects on their own (Dale Nicholls 2014).
Currently the 3D printing technology is not developed enough for non-designer use. By developing a range of stylish footwear design concepts, the production process would speed up and the costs of production would be reduced. This idea will allow everyone to use prepared designs and print usable products on their personal 3D printers.
This footwear will be designed in a way that lets a regular 3D printer make it without fail. In addition, the final CAD files of products will be accessible to 3D printer owners.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Three-dimensional printing; Shoes--Design
Industrial Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Ghodsi, Seyed Behrad, "3D PRINTED FOOTWEAR DESIGN" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus