earl stewart investigates the utilization of rapid manufacturing techniques as a means of catering to all aspects of an individual, including what is on their feet.
his 'XYZ shoe project' uses accurate 3D scanning in order to make a personalized pair of shoes. stewart worked together with a podiatrist
to understand and enhance the biomechanical performance for the wearer, improving and offering maximum comfort, stability and foot alignment.
each one is designed from 3D scans of the individual's foot to ensure the right fit. the results are then sent to a multi material 3D printer which translates the scans into a seamless object, made from a composition of different mediums that offer flexibility and support.