The all-new ICE Shoe was launched during Vogue Fashion’s Night Out and at the Grand Opening of the United Nude Pop-Up store at the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi shopping mall, the most fashionable and popular department store in Taipei, Taiwan, on 16th September 2015.
Following the storming success of United Nude’s recent creations in 3D printed footwear, balancing magically at a staggering height of 21 cm (8 Inches), the ICE Shoes were simply designed as if they were sculpted from a block of ice. Designed for printing on 3D Systems’ CubePro® desktop printer consisting of 3D printed sculptural wedges using PLA filament that gets combined with a stitched leather upper.
Rem D Koolhaas, Creative Director of United Nude: “The 3D printing technology allows us to experiment with new shapes much quicker than before, without big development costs and for very small quantities. Designing and making a unique shoe for a special occasion was never this easy before. The shoe is a real showpiece with a solid WOW factor. I have to admit I really like this immediate way of working!”
The ICE shoes will be exhibited from 16th – 28th September 2015 at the United Nude Pop-Up store at the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi shopping mall, No.19, Sungkao Road, Xinyi District, where consumers can get an insight of this rapidly developing technology with a Live 3D printing installation.