The “Bits Shoe” by Earl Stewart

By - June 5th, 2013

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The “Bits Shoe” by London-based designer Earl Stewart is practically a case study in how emerging technologies can be married to the sort of bespoke craftsmanship practiced by artisans of a simpler time. The first step in creating the footwear concept is gathering three-dimensional scans of the foot to ensure a perfect fit, with a structure tailor-made to flex in certain areas for ideal ankle movement. The shoe’s upper is crafted from laser cut leather that wraps around the foot based on 3D printed info, combined with 3D printed plastic material at the base and heel. The result is a shoe that allows for dynamic movement while providing support and comfort precisely where it’s needed. Check out detailed looks of the innovative footwear concept in the gallery below.

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