Runners and athletes that would like a more comfortable pair of trainers or sneakers depending on your location, may be interested in a new service which has been created by Wiivv, that uses a companion smartphone application to allow you to order custom fit 3D printed insoles for your shoes.
The BASE smartphone companion application supports both iOS and Android devices and can be used to create a custom 3D printed insoles by digitising your foot to form a unique insole that is formed specifically for your foot alone.
Watch the video below to learn more about this innovative and very unique way of personalising your trainers, to provide you with the best performance, comfort and ergonomic fit available.
BASE by Wiivv is a body-perfect insole that is engineered to maximize comfort, promote alignment and lessen fatigue. Your pair of BASE insoles will closely follow your unique foot curves to give you the support and stability that you need to keep going. To customize your pair of insoles and get measured, all you need is 5 minutes and a smartphone. With this kind of convenience, you’ll never want to go for off-the-shelf again.
Getting your BASE insoles is easy. 2D images are taken through the Wiivv smartphone app to capture the unique contours of your feet. These images are verified by an expert and processed in Wiivv’s blazing-fast customization engine to produce a 3D-printable file for a pair of insoles to perfectly fit you and you only. This unique file is then sent to enterprise-grade 3D printers that use SLS technology (a system of powerful and precise lasers) to build a durable and flexible shell. Finally, skilled workers use their crafting knowledge to deftly apply a beautifully designed top layer along with features to further improve comfort, like silicon treads and cushions.
In a kinematic analysis done by a 3rd party, BASE custom insoles have been found to significantly reduce joint loading in the knee and hip – which translates into reduced injuries and increased performance in athletic activities. They give you more control through your full range of motion and help spread the impact force of walking and running activities to areas best suited for absorption.
For more information on the new BASE Wiivv 3D printed insoles jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from $50.