RAINS Tap Zellerfeld for Experimented 3D-Printed ‘Puffer Boot’
Danish brand RAINS have progressed from providing wet weather gear to the streets to walking experimental garments down runways at Paris Fashion Week. Their latest showing at the 2023 edition took them to the next stratosphere, enlisting futuristic company Zellerfeld to 3D-print the ‘Puffer Boot’, a one-of-a-kind design offering a glimpse into the near future.
Now that RAINS are taking a fashion-forward direction, their aesthetic requires the specialised knowledge of entities like Zellerfeld to achieve their goals. The tech side of this creation is very formidable, and according to the brands, the puffer elements are actually 90 per cent air! This means the structure, printed from a single material, remains light and flexible. It’s also the first time Zellerfeld have printed the puffer shape, adding yet another feather to their cap of advancements in the 3D-printed shoe realm.
There are currently no plans for RAINS or Zellerfeld to release the blacked-out ‘Puffer Boot’; this design is purely a demonstration of an emerging production technique. Zellerfeld also created another prototype boot – said to be the largest 3D-printed shoe made yet – for Yeezy last year.