Business

Adidas shifts German, US smart factories to Asia

Sportswear maker Adidas announced Monday it was closing two niche but flagship factories in Germany and the United States that use robots and 4D printing to make sneakers, shifting the manufacturing to cheaper Asian factories ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Google's shoe idea teases moonwalks in the VR zone

"Try walking forwards and the magic quickly falls apart—either when you walk into a wall, or are yanked back by the cable attaching your headset to a computer." That is Alistair Charlton in GearBrain. He was—you guessed ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Smart shoes check balance, weight shift for golfers

(Tech Xplore)—Are you into golf? Practice makes solid if not perfect results. Also, watching videos to see how the professionals do it is fine but probably not enough to get you to a higher level.

Consumer & Gadgets

Lenovo shows off smart shoe prototype, counts, steps to games

You can blame computer hardware for making you fall into a chair for hours and turning into a user potato surrounded by all your desktop and entertainment products, but many people will allow themselves to be hopelessly ...

Engineering

Using ocean plastic, Adidas concept shows shoe rethink

In an interesting lemons-to-lemonade development, plastic ocean waste has served as material for a 3D-printed shoe. The makers are Adidas. Together with Parley for the Oceans, a group fighting ocean pollution, the shoe concept ...

Engineering

New Balance running shoe to hit stride with 3D printing

People in many industries treat 3d printing as a key topic of interest both in techniques and printing materials for a number of reasons. ZDNet had an article earlier this year which examined reasons behind the interest.