Zellerfeld’s washable 3D-printed shoes can be analyzed and remade

3D printed recyclable shoes from Zellerfeld

Shoe The Zellerfeld company wants to democratize sneaker making. In fact, it adjusts everything 3D printing shoes based on the wearer fashion flavors and foot size. The thermoplastic material he uses for the shoes allows Zellerfeld to produce spongy and recyclable footwear.

When the user is done with their Zellerfeld kicks, they can simply return them to the company. Zellerfeld will then break the shoes and make them again from the same thread that sews the shoes. The neon hues of Zellerfeld’s 3D-printed shoes immediately attract attention. From vivid orange to saturated red, the colors make a confident impression from the first moment.

The design follows the futuristic style of recycled footwear: puffy dots, crocodile skins, swing-style loafers and boat-shaped smiles. Closed-toe shoes also vary in design, and those who prefer boot- or office-style sneakers can find their own pair from Zellerfeld’s collection.

images courtesy of Zellerfeld

footwear that dries quickly and is resistant to odors

Zellerfeld says all her footwear is made to order to avoid excess or waste. Automated printing means replacing factories and labor overseas and shifting more to on-demand production. After loading the design into the software, the printer fuses 3D meshes together without seams, glue or weak points until it creates a fully wearable pair of shoes.

The company also adds that the materials used in the shoes help them to be machine washable, quick drying and odor resistant. Since the shoes are custom, fans can download the company’s app, scan their feet (yes, point the camera at the feet) and Zellerfeld will handle the rest. If customers want, they can even customize the shoe box they will receive with their custom 3D-printed shoes.

Zellerfeld 3D-printed recyclable shoes
NAMI Zellerfeld 3D printed shoes with Finn Rush-Taylor

Zellerfeld collaborates with designers and studios for their sneaker drops. She has collaborated with Finn-Rush Taylor for NAMI whose rich purple lead color brings out the design’s waves and water flow. The HERON01 by Heron Preston screams bright orange that highlights the design’s alligator-like scales.

AMOEBA BABY by Kitty Shukman curves rounded stems over the footwear, making it look like sandals that expose skin. Art studio KidSuper’s take on 3D printed shoes sees the sneakers with an embedded face replacing the tongue. All these shoes are printed, not manufactured as Zellerfeld says, not factory-made and fully recyclable

Zellerfeld 3D-printed recyclable shoes
Zellerfeld 3D Printed Shoes Collection

Zellerfeld 3D-printed recyclable shoes
Zellerfeld 3D-printed recyclable shoes can be made again

Zellerfeld 3D-printed recyclable shoes
Bus with Jonathan Pohl Hannemann

Zellerfeld 3D-printed recyclable shoes
Infinite with Autrion

Zellerfeld 3D-printed recyclable shoes
Outfit with Matthew Schuetz

Zellerfeld 3D-printed recyclable shoes
The Groom with Nolan Junhee Kim

project information:

name: Washable shoes with 3D printing

Company: Zellerfeld

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March 02, 2023

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