- Nov 23, 2011
This struck a chord as I'm currently getting some foot problems sorted...
I think in the end the shoes became so ridiculously long and pointed it was almost impossible to climb stairs normaly.
If you think that's bonkers look at the old Chinese practise of foot binding, the so called butterfly feet.
It's truly insane some of the things some people come up with that just get more and more exaggerated!
Market and patent this idea, my feet are a nightmare having arthritis in both means I rarely find shoes that are comfortable.Yes, why are shoes not feet shaped?
With today's 3D printers, there should surely be a market to develop shoe designs that can be customised to your foot shape in the shop and then printed. Or at least the sole and then a second machine to do the uppers. Maybe shops would become a place for looking at designs and having your feet measured and if printing in every shop is too hard, the order goes off to a central printing factory and you pick it up a week later.
it's still difficult to find practical well-fitting shoes if your feet are even slightly unusually shaped.
/\ This!Yes, why are shoes not feet shaped?
High heels are a killer on ankles and hips too, but often the damage is only realised when you get much older.the TUC (Trades Union Congress) had a campaign against employers who forced female staff to wear uncomfortable and damaging shoes they were ridiculed as fanatic feminist killjoys who did not want women to look attractive.
There is/was at least one company that will/would make bespoke shoes around your foot's shape, but the cost is/was astronomically high. 3-D printing ought to cut that cost somewhat, but it would still be hand-made rather than mass-produced, and so much more expensive. Then again, people would pay the earth to have well-fitting shoes.Maybe shops would become a place for looking at designs and having your feet measured and if printing in every shop is too hard, the order goes off to a central printing factory and you pick it up a week later.
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