As someone who ran track in the past, I know comfortable running shoes can be an important thing to have. However, people can spend thousands just to get a pair that both looks good and helps prevent strain on their foot. An Indian start-up, ShapeCrunch, is trying to help with this problem. They are starting off by focusing on the insole of the shoe. ShapeCrunch makes medically validated, 3D printed shoe insoles that are made specifically to a person’s foot. The company claims the shoes are much better at managing pain and preventing injuries. The insoles are made with thick PORON foam padding, a 3D printed base, heel cups, and anti-microbial covering. They are also designed using all foot-related problems considered.
Currently, the shoes are priced at 3,500 Indian rupees or about 50 US dollars. They can be purchased online after submitting details about your foot. They also work with medical consultants who will analyze the condition of your foot, take images and measurements, and then submit your order for custom insoles. I look forward to seeing what more this company will bring us in the future. You can sure 3DShoes.com will continue to follow their progress.