Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Golden Boot

I have little to no interest in the current media obsession with all-thing-Olympic, but this tie-in is pretty amazing...

Luc Fusaro, recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, has just presented his custom made 3D-printed running shoe designed especially for sprinters.

It weighs in at just 96g, making it the lightest running shoe ever made. While the inherent stiffness of the printed material makes the shoe unsuitable for distance running, it is well suited to the sprint athlete. Running shoes can apparently improve performance by up to 3.5% - when it comes to Olympic performance athletes, this is easily the difference between coming first, and coming last...

Here's a short video with more info from Reuters:

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