Introduction: How to 3D Print Stylish Parametric Shoes

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Easily 3D print a pair of parametrically designed wedges with this instructable. The shoes were designed using Grasshopper, a parametric modeling plugin used with Rhinoceros modeling software (the definition is displayed in the bottom image).

Step 1: Download the STL File

The shoes in this file fit sizes 7-9 (women's). The file includes both a left and a right shoe.

Step 2: 3D Print the Shoes

The shoes displayed in the images were printed on a Stratatys Dimension printer. I recommend printing with ABS plastic to provide maximum structure and support.

Step 3: Add the Straps

To create straps for the shoes, loop knit elastic (or any other preferred strap material) through the three designated strap holes. Sew the loops together so that they tightly wrap the foot (see the above image).

Step 4: Voila, Your Shoes Are Finished

Once you finish the straps, walk around in your new stylish shoes!

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