Published on March 27th, 2017 | by Geetika Bhasin
Under Armour launches the Futurist sneaker with 3D printed lattice sole
Under Armour is an athletic clothing specialist which had teamed up with Reebok around two years back to present 3D printed wearables at the TCT show. The senior manager at Under Armour had then hinted that they will be launching something big soon.
Two years down the line, Under Armour has come up with the Under Armour Architech athletic shoe. This shoe has been designed using Autodesk Within‘s generative design software package and feature the 3D printed lattice midsole. Michael Phelps, the American gold medalist wore a custom pair of ArchiTech training shoes at the Rio Olympics, which had the footprint of this athlete. Under Armour recently opened the doors of its UA Lighthouse manufacturing and design innovation center and since then it has been producing remarkable results.
The latest in its line of the collection, the Under Armour has launched the Architech Futurist Sneaker. Owing to the feet and underfeet technology offered by Under Armour, this shoe provides superior support and fit feet. Last year Under Armour offered only 96 pairs of its Architech sneakers and this year it plans to continue with its futurist line of footwear.
The shoe has a minimalistic design and 3D printing has been used to create a lattice for optimum support and comfort. The new shoe edition also has a compression lace system. With this system, there is an external sleeve added to the shoe, with a 1/4 zipper up the front; the UA SpeedForm fit solution completes the shoe design making the shoe even more comfortable and supportive.
The SpeedForm uppers are a molded, seamless heel cup, which is manufactured in a clothing factory. Featuring smooth, ultrasonic seams and an external TPU heel counter, these add to the stability and support of the shoe. The “heel stability solution” of the Futurist Sneaker adds to the versatility of the shoe and also perfect for strength training.