Although New Balance's 3D-printed sneakers don't yet have an official name, we're already learning many of the details behind the design. The technology was created in collaboration with 3D Systems and makes use of the company's DuraForm Flex TPU material.
Serving as a follow up of sorts to New Balance's Fresh Foam cushioning, the brand touts that its 3D-printed midsoles will retain many of the properties found in traditional foam cushioning. In other words, it offers an ideal balance of lightweight flexibility and durability, whereas much of today's 3D-printed footwear is too rigid and heavy for running.
New Balance's 3D-printed sneaker will make its official debut in Boston in April 2016, followed by a staggered rollout across the country. Check out a preview of the shoes in action below.