3D printing has become a popular new technology in the past few years, and shoe companies have been experimenting with how to use this technology to improve their products.
Denise Schindler, a German Olympic athlete, has struck a deal with Autodesk, a provider of 3D design software, to become the first cyclist to compete with a 3D-printed prosthetic leg at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Under Armour has added 3D printing to their repertoire with the creation of their first 3D printed shoe. The shoe, named the UA Architech, has a specially designed midsole that can only be created by a 3D printer.
Recently Adidas has shown off a concept trainer created using 3D-printing technology. The company has created a new unit called Futurecraft, which will be responsible for new design and technology projects.