3D printing finds new uses in fashion industry

Julian Hakes Uses Ultimaker 2 3D Printer to Print Prototypes of Shoe Designs

Julian Hakes has reimagined industry standards for shoe design by using the Ultimaker 2 3D printer in his design process. In an effort to create a new concept for women’s shoes, Hakes applied his architectural background to design the Mojito Shoe, a high heel designed to support the natural weight-distribution of the foot with a winding minimalist design.

To bring his innovative concept to life, Hakes turned to an Ultimaker 2 3D printer to accurately produce different prototypes of the elaborate shoe. With offices in London and Hong Kong, Hakes chose to use the Ultimaker 2 to flawlessly and efficiently turn his idea into reality between his offices and employees. 3D printing’s ability to send blueprints for designs between his United Kingdom and Asia offices was essential in creating the unique shoe.

Hakes’ revolutionary shoe is available for consumer purchase and has been featured in fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle. To hear Julian tell his story visit this page.

About Ultimaker

Since 2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers, software and materials that enable professional designers and engineers to innovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in desktop 3D printing. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore – plus production facilities in Europa and the US – its global team of over 400 employees work together to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing.