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New Balance Release of the First 3D-Printed Running Shoe

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Apr 15, 2016
New Balance Release of the First 3D-Printed Running Shoe

Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, the Boston-based activewear company New Balance has announced its very first 3D-printed running sneaker, Zante Generate. C’mon you have to admit that is kind of ah-may-ZING! Make sure your bank accounts are full, and your mouse is ready to click because the official release date is today, like right now! Starting at 9 a.m. sharp, there will be approximately 44 pairs of the Zante Generate released to the public, comprised of unique features such as a DuraForm TPU Elastomer. Let me put that in layman’s terms for you; The DuraForm material is pretty much produced by a fancy, super exquisite, totally awesome laser process called selective laser sintering (SLS). The launch is a partnership between New Balance and 3D Systems which is a cutting edge South Carolina-based company that focuses on everything from printers to surgical devices in 3D.

What makes this shoe unique and one of a kind are the honeycomb patterns that provide extreme flex and durability.

In commemoration of New Balance company chairman Jim Davis, the release of 44 pairs is symbolic of Davis’s purchase of the company 44 years to the exact date. The asking price for this fancy piece of footwork is $400 big ones! Available online only or at the official New Balance store located on Boylston Street in Boston. So ladies, are you shelling out the coins for a pair of fresh New Balances? To satisfy your fancy, the price tag is accompanied with a personalized message from the brand after each purchase.