Sandals, slippers, thongs, flip-flops…call them what you will. They are extremely utilitarian in their design, and generally speaking they are pretty easy to manufacture also.
So given their simplicity of design and manufacture, why on earth would anyone want to 3D print them? Sure, it might be a fun experiment to try on your 3D printer at home, but is the world in need of 3D printed sandals?
Sportswear manufacturer ASICS thinks so, and they have teamed up with manufacturing company LuxCreo to manufacture generatively designed sandals to prove it! You can see what the sandals look like in the image below.