Zellerfeld Launch Open Beta with 15 Different 3D-Printing Shoe Designers
Zellerfeld are an up-and-coming company aiming to bring 3D-printed shoes to the masses. After operating with a closed-beta program of randomly selected applicants to test their initial designs, they’ve now launched an open beta to the public with 15 different models in a variety of colours.
The designers include Heron Preston and KidSuper – two of the very first collaborators part of Zellerfeld’s closed-beta program – plus established names in the future design field, including Finn-Rush Taylor and niche figures like Autrion and Matthew Schuetz.
The broad range of designs includes ‘traditional’ shapes like slip-on mules and more future-forward silhouettes that make full use of the capabilities of 3D printing. Prior to the open beta, colour options for Zellerfeld shoes were limited, but they’ve since expanded to include black, beige, red and more. In theory, any colour can be printed.
‘Zellerfeld is the future of the footwear industry,’ says Cornelius Schmitt, Zellerfeld co-founder and CEO. ‘We’re proud to be breaking down the barriers to entry for designers to zero and offering a platform that enables experimentation. This is a revolution in footwear, and we’re proud of taking a stand against the status quo while providing an ethical, sustainable, and design-led future for footwear.’
Customers can now place deposits on orders via Zellerfeld’s website. All pairs are made to order based on a scan of the customer’s feet, which is done using their smartphone’s front camera.