Earl Stewart combines bespoke craftsmen of the past with advanced digital movement created by emerging rapid manufacturing technologies with this ‘Bits Shoe’ by celebrating the benefits each of both handmade and mass production. Implementing accurate three-dimensional scans of the feet to create a perfect mould and it is parametrically designed to produce an aesthetic structure that flexes in certain directions for beneficial ankle movement. The shoes is made from a laser cut leather upper that fits precisely to the individuals foot based on 3D imprint and the component is hand sewn and processed according to traditional techniques then combined with the rapid-prototyped sole.

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