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Allyson Felix's 2016 Olympic journey is made in part by 3D printed shoes

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Allyson Felix’s quest for Olympic glory begins in early July at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for track and field. When the iconic sprinter steps on the track she will have the most cutting-edge technology Nike has to offer on her feet: custom 3D printed shoes.

Felix will be wearing the Nike Zoom Superfly Flyknit. These shoes are designed to fit her feet specifically. The sprinting spikes, which took two years of testing before they were perfected to fit the multiple Olympic medalists’ exact measurements was made possible because of 3D printing.

3D printing is starting to become more common in the world of sports as we have covered here on many occasions, and the footwear industry is looking to stay on the cutting edge. It clearly appears that Nike is hoping to lead the charge as they often do.

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