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3D printing shoes for the runways of Paris

Inspired by the Murex shell

3 March 2023

3D printing has also reached the runways of Paris, with both French luxury brand Dior and Reebok (in collaboration with Botter) recently showcasing extravagant additively manufactured shoe models. Dior unveiled its designs, which appear to have been made using SLS plastic printing, at the Dior Winter 23 by Kim Jones show during Paris Fashion Week.

No less outlandish is the Venus Comb Murex Shell, a shoe that resulted from a collaboration between Reebok and Paris fashion house Botter. The grooved collection is said to be inspired by Murex shells, which the Greek goddess Venus used to comb her hair.

Pictures: Patrick Kenawy/Highsnobiety

The shoe was made in cooperation with HP, and Botter reports that more projects are to follow: "Our new partnership with HP 3D Printing aims to create products at the intersection of innovation, sustainability and luxury, and this is just the first step."


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Design and product development